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Jan 17, 2013
I suspect that sotong69's academic certificates were requested in order to find out whether or not he (or she) had passed English Language. On the evidence of sontong69's comment I suspect that he (or she) did not!
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May 18, 2011
This is so scary and true in life!

I got approached by a head hunter for my current skills set which I am fully qualified.. Their client's HR then called to request for my 20-year old high school academics results that got nothing to do with my current profession.

i told them i no longer have them as it was lost about 10 years ago when i moved house. also, it's irrelevant to my current qualifications and skills. Those high schools academics got me in as an apprentice with one of the top company in the profession I am in, and got my professional qualifications a few years later. that's should be good enough to prove my credentials.

The HR still insisted on those high-school certificates as they said they need to be sure am academically inclined and have adequate intelligence! I then gave them my MENSA to prove am certified top 2% IQ. They said it's not good enough.

I decided their HR head must be a CATBERT clone and ignored all communications thereafter.. I rather have a peaceful mind in doing my current work than getting a pay increase and have to deal with CATBERT!
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Jan 20, 2011
Maybe companies shall pay for interviews...
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Jan 19, 2011
Okay, 2nd post on this strip. Sorry, but I just have to share this one.

@AXESMI: Just last week, I was turned down for a Clerk job with the Dept of the Interior (Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Washington DC), due to...Ready for this?...SCORING TOO HIGH ON MY SELF EVALUATION!!!

No joke. The rejection letter stated, and I quote, "Due to the high scores on your Self Evaluation, we will not be forwarding your resume for consideration by our recruiting staff."


Okay. That's the first time I've ever been turned down for a job for being TOO SMART. Take it for what it's worth, but to me it appears that "Intelligent, College-educated, Career Experienced Individuals" are not wanted by the Govt, and need not apply...
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Jan 19, 2011
It seems that the emphasis should be on equal opportunity, not affirmative action.

But if you had filed a complaint I bet a minority who benefitted from affirmative action at the federal agency would take your complaint and toss it in the trash can.

There is no doubt in my mind that multiculturalism is bad for all the cultures and that we would be better off separating into our separate enclaves where we can associate with people of similar values.

Time magazine recently ran a story about the rebellion in Switzerland about the rising tide of Muslims and the magazine thought it was so wrong for the Swiss not to let their culture become obliterated by the Muslim culture. Which is what the globalists are afer - obliteration of diversity and blended homogenized subservient culture that has no sense of pride and history and can just be stomped on.
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