We’re Hiring — The Longest Job Interview Is Almost Over
Around 3:30am when I woke up for work this morning, I thought, "Wow, this time tomorrow, we will have a new president." Of course, like many of us, I felt a bit of panic and anxiety...not unlike the day you wake up knowing you've got a job interview, or on the day you think you're going to hear back from your perspective boss.
When you think about it, that's what this (and all) elections really are -- giant job interviews. After all, public servants, including the President of the United States, are paid by tax dollars. So in essence, we're hiring them for the job.
Think of job interviews you've been on. You get the usual round of questions like "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" and "What are some personal goals?". In essence, we've been asking these candidates similar questions, for about 18 months, to see who's right for the job we're hiring for.
I'd hope at this point I don't need to remind you to vote. But I do agree with Eric Jordan when he said earlier that, if you don't vote today, you essentially lose the right to complain (as literally half of us will do) tomorrow when the results are in. Ok, so you don't lose the actual right, per se; that's part of what makes this country so great, our rights. But if you're not even going to show up to put your two cents in to who we're hiring, it's not real fair to tell the rest of us, who did vote, how badly we got it wrong.
So when you head to the polls today, vote like you're hiring someone for the most important job in the world.
Because you are.