It’s not uncommon for eager job applicants to have to endure a personality test of some kind upon applying for a new job. However, one US company is putting a new spin on things with their self-proclaimed snowflake test aimed at weeding out “overly sensitive, liberal candidates who are too easily offended.” It seems this particular company is looking for a specific type of candidate, and certain members of the millennial generation may not fit that bill. But what does this new test entail?
The personality test on steroids stands apart from others because it’s clearly looking for conservative, pro-America, pro-Second Amendment candidates. Upon taking the test, candidates can expect questions like “What does America mean to you?” and “When was the last time you cried and why?” According to the company boss, questions like these are “designed to assess a candidate’s stance on America, police, and guns.”
Kyle Reyes, the creator of the test, said: “someone who’s not proud to be an American is immediately out of the running, as are people who don’t support the Second Amendment right to bear arms.” He added:
“A snowflake is 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. We use the test to weed out the sort of people who were inundating us with resumés and didn’t even know what we did.”
According to Reyes, the new test has been successful so far. About 60% of “applicants to his marketing company drop out when they hear about it.” He also claims other companies have reached out to him with questions about implementing similar tests in their own hiring process, and that it’s been very popular “because people are sick and tired of having to be so politically correct”.
So what kind of company does Reyes run if he’s looking to weed out such a big chunk of potential candidates? Well, in a YouTube video about his company, viewers can see Reyes firing guns and speaking to “an injured war veteran before turning to the camera to talk directly to whiny, entitled millennials,” warning them by saying:
“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.”
As outspoken as he his, clearly Reyes isn’t concerned about insulting an entire generation, nor is he worried about discrimination lawsuits being filed against him in response to what some might call discriminatory hiring practices. In fact, when asked about the possibility of discrimination lawsuits, he said: “There’s no discrimination here, this is nothing more than a glorified personality test.” Apparently, he believes his test is comparable to other routine personality assessments given in other companies during the hiring process.
So far there haven’t been any formal complaints brought against Reyes and his company, but as news gets out about the test, it will be interesting to see if that changes in the coming months. It will also be interesting to see how other companies respond.