There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the Snowflake test lately with people discussing it on the Internet, in social media, and on TV and radio. It seems that employers, CEOs, and pretty much everyone else is trying to separate the entitled millennials from those who are ready to work and commit. The term snowflake refers to those entitled millennials who get extremely angry when they don’t get their way. Technically, this refers to someone who brings nothing to the table but an entitled attitude and arguments that they cannot support.

This means ignorant snowflakes, overly sensitive people, easily offended people, entitled people and spoiled people are going to have trouble getting hired. It doesn’t matter how liberal they are, as long as they are ready to work and don’t let their attitudes get in the way. It is easy to assume that someone will eventually get offended and file a discrimination lawsuit sooner rather than later. Founder and CEO of Silent Partner Marketing, Mr. Reyes said that the snowflake test is just a personality test and employers have a right to know and choose who they want to work for. The snowflake test has so far received mixed reviews. Those who support it wholeheartedly consider the questions irrelevant at best.

The questions can be considered invasive, immoral, and illegal.source:

The following are some of the most common snowflake questions on these types of tests.

  1. What should be the minimum wage?
  2. “What benefits should a company provide to its employees in addition to the standard ones?”?
  3. What is the appropriate frequency of employee raises?
  4. “What is your opinion of guns?”?
  5. “Would you support clients carrying guns”?
  6. “When and why did you last cry?”?
  7. “What is your favorite kind of alcoholic beverage”?
  8. “What are your feelings about today’s college climate with respect to future employment”?
  9. “How should you communicate with your clients”?
  10. “What are some of your favorite leisure activities”?
  11. “What is your approach to bullying”?
  12. “How do you define faith”?
  13. “How do you define America”?
  14. “How do you define privilege”?
  15. “How do you cope with being shot down”?
  16. “How do you usually eat breakfast”?
  17. “What would you do if you disagree with an idea presented by a coworker”?
  18. “How does the first amendment affect you”?

The recommendation for how long is 90 minutes blocks has emerged in recent years. Why is this amount of time recommended? As information is bumped between nerve cells and depletes our sodium-potassium ratios, our brain consumes a lot of energy. Our brain can operate at optimal levels for 90 minutes at a time before losing steam, after which time it needs a break of about 20 minutes. The 90 minutes on, 20 minutes off pattern is based on the “Basic Rest-Activity Cycle,” which exists during sleep as well as during waking hours. Our brains can operate to their maximum capacity by riding that cyclical wave, which our bodies naturally crave.

It isn’t always easy to answer certain questions. You’re not quite sure how to answer some questions, such as “what does faith mean to you”, and you’re not quite sure why you should answer others, such as “what is your typical breakfast like?”. I wish you the best of luck if you’re a snowflake trying to find a job!