ramblings from the noisedoctor

February 10, 2009

so voluntary, it’s required!

Filed under: humor, lame companies, soapbox, unclear on the concept — noisedoctor @ 3:39 pm

The company for whom I have worked for the last 1.5 years was bought up at the end of last year. So, we’re going through the process of applying for jobs within the “new” company. No big deal, right?

So, as I’m completing my profile today, I reached a page that said “entering your sex and race information is strictly voluntary…” and “failure to provide that information will in no way affect you…” So, I decided not to enter it. I clicked the “continue” button.

I’m sure you can guess what happened next. Yup. took me back to the page with a red warning message: “You must enter all the information on this page before proceeding.”

So, it’s voluntary for me to provide that information–but it’s required. Brilliant! I’m applying for a job at a company that can’t tell the difference between optional and required. If I were just a few years older I could work as a greeter at Wal-Mart…

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3 Comments »

  1. i hate when that happens!!!! ridiculous!

    hey, check my blog sometime 😉

    Comment by momentlover — February 10, 2009 @ 4:31 pm

  2. I contacted the help desk about what happened to me. They said that if I click the “continue” button, it will allow me to continue in the process. I told them that I clicked it three times, so they’re wrong. It’s really required information. Even still, fix the thing so it doesn’t tell people that it’s required in the first place. sheesh.

    Comment by noisedoctor — February 11, 2009 @ 9:30 am

  3. Someone with too much time on their hands (and no fear of repercussions) is gonna report them to the federales.

    Comment by brendt — February 11, 2009 @ 11:25 am


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