ErinAlanna wrote:What kind of job is it?
rglg14 wrote:What kind of job is it?
The employer is a hospital in the area. The first job I applied for was as a financial counselor, and the second as a receptionist. I have six years recent direct experience for either and over a decade of related experience. All good references, high job performance and leaving on good terms with former employees. Actually, the jobs are both extremely junior for my resume, but after nine months of unemployment you start looking at fall back options, and they won't even consider my resume because this test apparently indicates that I have poor judgement. As a side comment, it is also the reason that I have only applied for two jobs with this employer as opposed to the much higher level of energy that I have put into others.
Lulusmom wrote:Working on formatting as we speak. Give me a minute.
Edit: I have retyped the OP several times and none of the weird notes are showing up in the editing screen, so I'm not really sure how to fix it. I just made a post requesting help. In the mean time, sorry its hard to read and I will repost later if this is not resolved before it moves off the first page.
Copy and paste it into WordPad and then copy and paste it into the reply. That should work.
Dee-Cajungaltx wrote:I tend to like tests like that... but I'm kind of wierd that way.
Lulusmom wrote:A good meal 1
A technical improvement 7
A traffic ticket 11
A pile of trash 12
A devoted scientist 4
Blow up an airliner in flight 17
Burn a witch at the stake 15
An electrical shor circuit 13
"By this ring I thee wed" 3
A baby 2
Torture a person 16
Love of nature 6
A madman 14
An assembly line 9
A mathematical genius 5
A uniform 8
rglg14 wrote:Now that a few people have written in, I thought I would post my original answers which are still the ones that I would actually give if being myself (as opposed to my three attempts at mind reading):
I believe that people are always of the highest importance and should be valued first. so my first four answers are (in order):
A devoted scientist - Someone who has a passion for their work and a commitment to doing it well is good for both the world and the individual's quality of life.
A baby - Potential to develop into anyone or anything. Scientist first because they have arrived at a good place, baby second because they can get there.
A mathematical genius - Talent is valuable, but does not necessarily imply contentment, direction or ethics. Still probably a positive place for a life, but we know less so ranked third.
A madman - I dislike the connotative implications of the term, but the person should still be valued. Fourth because, especially in a culture that uses this label the person is likely to have less of a quality of life than the other three.
Things that enchance people's quality of life and contribute to their happiness and general well being.
Love of nature - Finding one's own passion and personal contentment brings life meaning and enhances other relationships by making a person more whole and secure with oneself.
"By this ring I thee wed" - Connection to another person is equally meaningful and powerful, but less fundamental by then being secure in one's own happiness and place in the world and is therefore, sixth on my list, but very close to love of nature.
A good meal - Simple, satisfying and personal. Fulfills a need while providing some enjoyment.
A technical improvement - Helpful, but not fulfilling. Something that is nice, but extra and that may make things easier, but not necessarily add meaning or happiness.
Things that are neutral or have both positive and negative implications.
An assembly line - Both positive and negative because it creates useful things and was an example of inspiration in itself, but has become a mechanisism of dehumanizing cetain industries and projects. Sligthly more positive, makes it number nine.
Nonsense - Totally neutral. Can be amusing or annoying.
A uniform - To me this is most strongly a symbol of comformity; a removal of individual personality and innovation. May also represent being part of something larger than yourself, but for me the negative connotation is stronger.
Things that are small to moderate probems or annoyances, but not in themselves degrading to human dignity.
A pile of trash - While unsightly, more annoying than harmful.
An electrical short circuit - Most likely to cause inconvenience only due to equipement failure, but has some potential to cause actual harm if machines that are keeping people alive, emergency communication systems, etc. are impacted.
A traffic ticket - The most likely situation in this group to cause actual harm because the behavior that led to the ticket could have cause an acident which can directly hurt people.
Things that are actively malevolent and harmful to human dignity. In evaluating them, I am bringing a general view that any of these acts could be scaled up or down to include in number of people as victims, and also from the premise that an act of violence is not more or less moral because of the number of victims. I am, therefore evaluating them solely on the heinousness of the act, rather than the implied number of people involved.
Blow up an airliner in flight - Horrific act of violence that results in extensive loss of life and spreading of fear to others, but does not create extended inhumane conditions for the victims.
Slavery - Extended degrading conditions for the person or people involved, but does not necessrily involve additional additional harm. Worse than being dead quickly, but not as bad as something specifically and deliberately designed to do longer term damage.
Torture a person - A directly cruel and personal act of physical and emotional violence with both the intent and effect of creating life long suffering. More horrific because of its prolonged and intimate nature.
Burn a witch at the stake - The overt and deliberate infliction of a prolonged and painful death that also has the intent and effect to legitmize similar actions against other members of a marginalized group and make it an accepted part of culture. Worst because it serves to institutionalize and create acceptance for violent resolution of differences.
Okay... gotta say... I'd be scared to hire someone who 'madman' ranked high on the 'oh I like it' category... lol... rationalization aside... lol.
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