Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Self Conscious Evaluation


Yesterday, I decided that I wanted to work at a book store. I made the traditional Are You Hiring? calls to the three closest locations to discover that the furthest one away was the only one hiring. So be it.

The online application consisted of the standard employment questions that required me to dig through stacks of papers to find the phone number and address of past employers. There was, however, a 100 question self-evaluation, where I had to completely agree, agree, disagree, or completely disagree to statements about myself.

I consider myself a tidy person:

[ ] Completely agree
[x] Agree
[ ] Disagree
[ ] Completely disagree


When one job is finished, I look for more work to do:

[x] Completely agree
[ ] Agree
[ ] Disagree
[ ] Completely disagree


Other people often annoy me:

[ ] Completely agree
[ ] Agree
[x] Disagree
[ ] Completely disagree



They should have included a 101st statement:

My responses to the previous 100 statements were mostly lies in an attempt to tell you what I think you want to hear:

[x] Completely agree
[ ] Agree
[ ] Disagree
[ ] Completely disagree