- I am a daily reader of your site, and admire the hard
work you do to assemble the information gathered there in almost real-time.
- Recently, I experienced something that I think would
be of great interest to you and your readers.
- I went looking for a part-time job recently, and was
spooked beyond the pale at the following discovery:
- Almost ALL of the major retailers, food stores, grocery
stores, etc. are all using an online application process now.
- I went to apply for a pt job at Borders Books, and the
clerk directed me to an internet site www.bordersgroupinc.com/jobs.
- For a part time job stocking books on shelves, the online
application walked me through a THIRTY SEVEN PAGE PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE.
- Needless to say, I felt this was a bit excessive.
- Continuing my search for part time employment, I walked
into a grocery store called Whole Foods. The clerk directed me to a kiosk
in the store where I could "apply online"... "just make
sure you answer all of the questions" he said, and he left me at this
- When I clicked on the first page, I saw the same logo
in the lower corner of the application as I had at the Borders site. Unicru.
- Needless to say, I didnt bother applying. I went home
and visited Unicru.com and was chilled
to the bone by what I saw.
- You need to pay this site a visit, and maybe check out
the "online application" at Borders under a fake name.
- If my understanding is correct, Unicru is assembling
a national database of psychological profiles of middle to lower income
- Exactly what happens to that information is anybody's
- I just wanted to share this information with you and
perhaps your readers.
- From Wayne M.
- Dear Jeff -
- About two months ago my daughter applied at Borders book
store in Chicago on Michigan avenue and was referred to an online application
process as well.
- While I cannot remember all of the prying questions they
asked for this small paying position, I do remember my daughter ending
the application process early, of her own decision and with my blessing.
- Just a small tidbit to add to what your other reader