I’d rather do fizzbuzz on a whiteboard with a graver

Exhibit 1: Early stage startup job post on Angel List

They ask me to apply:

I’m looking for a senior engineer to work with our passionate team helping companies reduce slavery in supply chains. Check out our job posting here and let me know if we merit a chat.

So I send a cordial reply asking for a phone number and executive summary.

They wrote right back:

Thanks for reaching out to us. Before we do a phone interview I’d like to get a sense of your Ruby On Rails experience. Would you mind answering the questions in this questionnaire? Next step after we get these back is a phone interview.

Soon after, I receive a gDoc edit invite. I figure what the heck, I’ll bite…

…and then, I open the gDoc:

Exhibit 2: Wow, rly?

I don’t know about you, but in all my years, I’ve never seen anything quite like this. (All it tells is if the applicant knows Google.) Anyway, I find it funny (and a little sad.)

Here’s a copy of the document, enjoy!

Let’s have a funniest answers contest. I’ll start:

Q: What is a code smell?
A: Like an old British motorcycle after a long ride on a hot day.

Q: Why should you avoid fat models?
A: Because the potato chips were gone when I got there.

Your turn.

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