Saturday, February 18, 2006

Pass Drug and Personality Test if You Want a Job at Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart, like many large American corporations with low-wage employees, screens potential hires through a drug test, in addition to a multiple choice personality test, which asks applicants to express their level of agreement with statements such as "rules have to be followed to the letter at all times." (Ehrenreich, 124)

Hint: to pass the personality test answer the obvious questions with 'very strongly agree' or 'very strongly disagree' not 'strongly agree' or 'strongly disagree'.

Example: Question: rules have to be followed to the letter at all times
Answer: very strongly agree not strongly agree (if you want the job)


Anonymous said...

Pete, I surely would like to see how you would do on a personality test!

Adirondack Wal-Mart said...

Whether I like it or not I always score as an ISTJ on the Jung Typology Test.