Out Of Touch : Snowflakes

An idiot has designed a test to stop people he doesn’t like working for his company.

Simply called “an interview” by regular people, Kyle Reyes has created a “glorified personality test” including questions such as “What does America mean to you?” and “When was the last time you cried and why?”.  Those who don’t believe in the Second Amendment right to bear arms won’t get a job. “Adios,” he said.

Reyes says that this is to weed out “snowflakes” – what he calls somebody who is going to whine and complain and come to the table with nothing but an entitled attitude and an inability to back their perspective.

Which is all very interesting when the Second Amendment gives him an entitlement that he’ll probably whine about if someone took it away.

According to the Independent, Reyes warns millennials:

You’re young, you’re ignorant, you’re brainwashed by liberal professors who didn’t tell you that in the real world, the only “safe space” is in your parents’ basement.

Obviously he would rather brainwash them himself.

Apparently the tactic is successful for Reyes.  Sixty percent of applicants drop out the process when they hear about the test.  One can assume that the majority just don’t want to work for someone like him, which makes it a win-win situation for all.  I’m pretty sure that there are other ways to establish strength of character.

So what business is this? Armed forces? Security? Intelligence?

Marketing.

Let me just repeat that – marketing.

In no way do I mean to do a disservice to the Marketing profession by saying this. His company do a lot of work with people who carry guns so Reyes wants his hires to be comfortable around them.  That’s fair enough from a business perspective, but having a differing opinion does not make someone a “snowflake”.

I guess if it was me I’d be looking to actually have the discussion at the interview to see whether people were able to balance perspectives and maybe even work against their own opinions to achieve the best result.  Having a range of opinions, attitudes and perspectives would surely make a better, more rounded team.  Instead, Reyes seeks to exclude those people who have opinions that differ from his own.

He is the snowflake by not liking challenge.  I say that because his approach discourages it.  By coming out and saying to the media that applicants won’t get a job if they don’t believe that American should have tighter gun control, he is encouraging those who completely agree with him or those who would lie and fake their way through an interview while secretly thinking that he’s a moron.

I wouldn’t have thought that that is a great thing to foster, but each to their own.

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