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Friday, May 3, 2013

Application Denied

New London, Connecticut: A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test has lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court’s decision that the city did not discriminate against Robert Jordan because the same standards were applied to everyone who took the test. Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, took the exam in 1996 and scored 33 points, the equivalent of an IQ of 125. But New London police interviewed only candidates who scored 20 to 27, on the theory that those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training.  - ABC
We regret to inform you that we can not offer you a position with the Transportation Security Administration at this time.  Test results reveal you have an above-average IQ, which we feel would cause job dissatisfaction in the long term as you instructed passenger after passenger to step forward and raise their arms or opened suitcase after suitcase looking for deodorant larger than 3.4 ounces, or pretending not to be at least slightly more suspicious of the Arabic gentleman with the two-day growth of beard carrying the magazine, Jihad Today!, than the octogenarian woman with the walker.
Thank you for your interest in working at Bob Jones University.  Your references confirm you are bright, inquisitive, and an independent thinker who is deeply curious about the world around you.  For this reason we are unable to offer you a job at this time.
The US Postal Service screens all applicants for efficiency, speed, and accuracy.  You scored proficient in all categories; therefore, we will have to reject your application.
Thank you for your interest in becoming my personal assistant.  I was particularly struck in your application by your concern for the welfare of children and your abiding respect for the intelligence and capability of women.  Better luck elsewhere.  Sincerely, His Holiness, Pope Francis

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