Originally Posted by in stitches
Yeah. It's ridiculous. I'm not exaggerating when I say one asked me for the name of my elementary school. It also asked if I graduated from said school.
There was another one that asked me to list all of my prior jobs going back to my first. WTF? The first three jobs I had were at places that all went out of business years ago, one over a decade. Plus, what the hell does washing dishes at a BBQ joint when I was 17 have to do with my current career?
The thing that sucks is that these are both jobs I find to be very interesting in locations that are appealing, but the ridiculous applications are a huge disincentive to actually apply. It's all HR bullshit, and, in a way, it's kind of insulting.