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Antilles VIP Member

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#1 8 years ago

So, this is a topic fresh in my mind, that I wanted to get out there really.

I recently went to a job fair, and got a job! I was told by my interviewer, that He loved my resume and customer service stories, and that he would love to have me in his department.

I was quite psyched, and got my papers together about my banking info and had my paper for training next week. But today, i got a phone call from the company. See at the fair I took an Orion Customer Service test, and they couldnt mark it there, along with most peoples. Anyways, they phone me and tell me I FAILED IT! Even though I have 3 god damned years of Customer Service experience and have great references. And that they regretted to inform me, i could not work for them. All because of a stupid little test?!

I couldnt believe that the biggest Superstore company in Canada based the entire Interview process for this job, on a god damned quiz. BOTH Interviewers (I had two) had told me that They loved my application and couldnt wait to have me. It made no god damned sense to me!

Anyways.. I just wanted to know, If you people think its right, for a major corporation to base its hiring on a quiz, even after doing interviews with the people. Should they have not based it on the person to person chat, instead of the Computer results from a quiz?


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#2 8 years ago

I think that your question depends on exactly how badly you bombed their quiz. You didn't tell us what the quiz actually consisted of.




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#3 8 years ago

[COLOR=orange]I agree. You should not have to take a computer test to prove you are the best baker in the village, your gingerbreak cakes should prove that for you. Sometimes I feel as if technology has taken over the world. These days, very few people even know HOW to make a pastry by hand.[/COLOR]


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#4 8 years ago

You also didn't mention what kind of job you were applying for. If it was for a management position then I can understand them being strict, but if it's just for a standard job stocking shelves and whatnot, then I don't see the point of having a quiz at all.


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#5 8 years ago

It was for a job in Electronics, non-manager.

And the Quiz was all about ethics, like stealing from the companies, how to treat a customer, and punctuality.

I know I ranted a bit about my own experience, but, What I meant really was for the idea in general.


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#6 8 years ago

If you failed a quiz regarding ethical behavior then I imagine they either think you lied in your face-to-face interview, or you'd cause problems when confronted with a customer service situation. Part of the reason companies do those types of quizzes is because interview candidates may not necessarily be truthful up front.




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#7 8 years ago

To be more persice, it was about mainly

like stealing from the companies, how to treat a customer, and punctuality.

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#8 8 years ago

It depends, some companies can be biased (or strict, which every way you want to interpret it) and have extremely stupid questions on their application sheets. For example:

Here in the US, the Target franchise applications have the following question:

"What is your view on people?:

A: People are all good B: Everybody has some good in them C: Uncertain D: People can be bad when they are pushed E: Everybody is inherently bad." (my answer =p)

Of course I was thinking: "what the hell does this have to do with me getting a job as a shopping-cart wrangler?"

But that's just the way it is.


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#9 8 years ago

It's relevant because a shopping cart wrangler is more than likely at some point going to see and possibly talk to a customer. If that employee leaves a bad impression on the customer they may go elsewhere. It doesn't matter that their primary duty is to round up shopping carts and not primarily customer service.




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#10 8 years ago
Admiral Antilles;5393437 And the Quiz was all about ethics, like stealing from the companies, how to treat a customer, and punctuality.

I think the only way you can fail a quiz on ethics is if you put down "Yes" for questions like "Would you steal from this company if you could get away with it?"

Just sayin'.




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