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    Affiliate Manager Alan Hamilton's Avatar
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    Expanding an affiliate business may be easier than you think
    About a month ago, Donuts started a thread to discuss the idea of expanding his affiliate business and seek input about how to determine who is right for what job. It can be a challenge. For instance...

    How do you identify the right person for the job?
    Is the person the best fit for the position offered?
    How do you determine where a persons passions are?

    These questions are always a consideration when seeking to expand. I did some research and found an excellent test method that is used and endorsed by some of the top human resources people in the country. Thought I’d pass it along for those who are torn between staying where they are, or expanding to explore new horizons.

    A test to identify where a person is best suited…


    1. Put 400 bricks in a closed room.

    2. Put your potential new hires in the room and close the door.

    3. Leave them alone and come back after 6 hours.

    4. Then analyze the situation:
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    a. If they are counting the bricks, put them in the Accounting Department.

    b. If they are recounting them, put them in Auditing.

    c. If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks, put them in Engineering.

    d. If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order, put them in Planning.

    e. If they are throwing the bricks at each other, put them in Operations.

    f. If they are sleeping, put them in Security.

    g. If they have broken the bricks into pieces, put them in Information Technology.

    h. If they are sitting idle, put them in Human Resources.

    i. If they say they have tried different combinations, they are looking for more, yet not a brick has been moved, put them in Sales.

    j. If they have already left for the day, put them in Management.

    k. If they are staring out of the window, put them in Strategic Planning.

    l. If they are talking to each other, and not a single brick has been moved, congratulate them and put them in Top Management.

    m. Finally, if they have surrounded themselves with bricks in such a way that they can neither be seen nor heard from, avoid hiring them - suggest that they run for Congress.
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    Zulubabe, the newbie Colette's Avatar
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    LOL....for c) you should add...if they have messed up the place and asked for the budget to be increased, then definitely put them in engineering

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    At least one ENGINEER would build a BBQ pit and send out for beer.
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    Life is Supposed to be Fun! Rexanne's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Hamilton

    d. If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order, put them in Planning.
    Thanks for clarifying in my mind where I "belong" Alan!
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    ABW Veteran Mr. Sal's Avatar
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    2. Put your potential new hires in the room and close the door.
    j. If they have already left for the day, put them in Management
    If they have already left for the day, it's because you forgot to lock the door!


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    Good One ... I hope some one will not take it seriously

    Else Most of them will be in HR or Top Management
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    where do i sign up for congress
    lol
    Ma, where the beer? :escape:

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    Great idea! LOL

    I wish I would have done that to my partner!
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    Lite On The Do, Heavy On The Nuts Donuts's Avatar
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    If they've hung a sign on the pile claiming credit for bringing these new bricks into the company's coffers, just forward their resumes to eBates and UPromise.

    If they're taking pictures and videos and writing up stories about how great the bricks are and they individually begin posting them on their personal websites to try and attract readers, don't hire them - affiliates don't do well in captivity.

    If they begin inspecting every aspect of the bricks and finding out which ones are counterfeit impostor bricks, then forward your fees to Kellie at AFP.

    If you find out they know bricks well because they sell them already and they begin accusing the bricks of being unethical and you hear them talking among themselves about how nasty the bricks are, ask everyone if, on their resume, they're using their real name or their ABW handle.

    If someone starts painting smilies on each brick, then don't hire him, but do go introduce yourself to Sal.

    If there's a big guy in the corner listening to it all who seems to hold some kind of near silent position of power and reverence over the others, get H a cup of coffee and see if you can get him to control the horde of brickmasters that has assembled.

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    Affiliate Manager Alan Hamilton's Avatar
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    If they are throwing up "bricks" send them to the U.S. Olympic basket ball team!!

    (ok, who "get's" the above reference?)
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    I get it!

    And if they're betting on which brick is best, make them an NBA ref.

    If they have the bricks fighting each other, see if they can throw a football.
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    and if they're laying golden bricks then they must be super-affiliates
    or, if they are s***ing bricks they must be...

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    If they end up dead under the pile of bricks you just saved yourself a finders fee.

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