I’ve talked about Megalogooglia. Well now I’m considering a new term — Googleugenics, Google’s requirement that all job applicants disclose their SAT and GPA scores so the company can “maintain standards.”
A friend of mine, age 36, who’s been in the workforce for 15 years, has a Master’s in Organizational Psychology, attended prestigious universities, worked in consulting at Deloitte for five years, and has had positions of increasing responsibility at several major Fortune 500 corporations recently was halfway through the recruiting process when she was asked for her scores.
After laughing in the interviewer’s face she said, “Sure, I can get those for you … I’ll have to dig into the boxes in my parents’ basement to find them, though.”
The interviewer was silent.
Friend: “Seriously? I didn’t realize I was applying for college here.”
Interviewer: “Well, you see, we have standards.”
Another friend, Age FIFTY, was also asked by Google recruiters for her GPA and SAT scores.
Okay, so for the moment I will refrain from discussing the Googlers we all run into from time to time who make certain to let you know within moments that they work, or once worked, for Google. Would I prefer they use a euphemism, the way so many Harvard alumni do? I don’t know.
Whatever man. All I’m saying is that the SAT score thing is feeling a little Hitler Youth, if you know what I mean. And if you don’t … Google it!