If there’s one thing the 2016 election made clear, it’s that many young Americans have an astonishing sense of entitlement. The popularity of Bernie Sanders, combined with the hysteria over Donald Trump winning the election, served to highlight just how bad the problem has become.
Of course, the signs were always there. College campuses across the country have become enclaves of political correctness. Instead of a place where students have their ideas challenged, higher education consists of safe spaces and trigger warnings. On college campuses, feelings have become more valuable than facts.
Many have rightfully pointed out this college environment leaves students ill-equipped for the real world. Away from the safe spaces, the real world doesn’t care much about your feelings. Sadly, the warnings have fallen on deaf ears. Instead, American colleges are churning out young people unprepared for actual careers.
The trend hasn’t gone unnoticed by American companies. In fact, one company was so sick of the snowflakes, they created a test designed to weed them out of the application process.
From Bizpac Review:
Job applicants for a Connecticut-based marketing company have a unique “snowflake” test to pass before being hired.The Silent Partner Marketing firm is taking on liberal “snowflakes” in an effort to weed out the hundreds of applications they have received. The company has developed a survey to vet potential employees by asking key questions about themselves.
The test it sure to make many snowflakes melt:“What does America mean to you?”
“Someone who’s not proud to be an American” would be disqualified from a job at the company, Reyes noted, adding that applicants should also be pro-Second Amendment as many in the company carry firearms and represent clients who do as well.
Questions on the test also ask job-seekers what “privilege” means to them and “when was the last time you cried and why?”
Not only do candidates have to be proud Americans, they also have to be supportive of law enforcement:
One of the test questions asks applicants how they feel about the police.
The marketing company has pledged to donate up to $500,000 worth of services to police and first responders, Reyes shared.
“We work very, very closely with a lot of police departments and so you need to be comfortable and willing to support the men and women who serve and protect,” he explained.
Reyes explained the reasoning behind the unique test:
Reyes elaborated on his search for employees who do not have a sense of entitlement, as many snowflakes do, and are not expecting things to be handed to them. Emotional people are not a problem, Reyes said, as long as he does not have to provide them with a safe space at the office.
Newly graduated college students leaving their safe spaces for the first time are sure to be triggered by the test. Of course, that will also leave them without a job.
[Note: This post was written by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]