So this just happened

Aug 30 22 Comments

Just made such a stupid and careless mistake. Was taking the amazon online assessment, the test cases passed and I was overwhelmed with joy. I clicked “submit test” thinking it would only submit the test cases but it finished the entire coding section. Never got to finish problem 1.

R.I.P.

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  • Amazon tokyо
    This is one of the filters we’ve put to weed out candidates. You know, we have lots of internal tools with very poorly designed UIs and lots of footguns so we want to protect ourselves against new hires clicking the wrong button and causing an outage.
    Aug 30 10
    • Amazon uaqh79
      That’s what we do at Amazon though.
      Aug 30
    • Amazon uaqh79
      There’s a nice breakdown in the wiki about crazy email chains gone wild haha
      Aug 30
    • eBay uhgWpls
      @uaqh79 that’s what I was referring
      Aug 30
    • Amazon uaqh79
      Just making sure because it says eBay next to you :)
      Aug 30
    • eBay uhgWpls
      Hey I am in blind :)
      Aug 30
  • Facebook blind2dabs
    F
    Aug 30 0
  • Chase / Eng send_help
    gg
    Aug 30 0
  • GrubHub grubby
    Send an email to the recruiter and ask for a redo. Admit a mistake in plain language, explain it exactly how you did here.
    Aug 30 1
    • Amazon tokyо
      Write a COE.
      Aug 30
  • What platform was it? I generally see a warning like "Are you sure you want to submit? You have x minutes left"
    Aug 30 2
    • OP
      Amcat I think. Oddly enough. I don’t recall seeing any warning. It submit after one click.
      Aug 30
    • eBay uhgWpls
      That’s the one-click patent 😂
      Aug 30
  • New / Mktg
    SrZeroCool

    New Mktg

    PRE
    IBM
    SrZeroCoolmore
    Reminds me of the "nuke buttons"

    What kind of Dev puts "Reset" on a form 😂
    Aug 30 0
  • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
    What do we learn boys? Test cases are for losers.
    Aug 30 0
  • Bloomberg / Eng F.U. money
    Explain to recruiter immediately 🤷🏻‍♂️
    Aug 30 0
  • ViaSat / Eng zag37
    I'd say my dog jumped up and hit the mouse which caused the button to be prematurely pressed.
    Aug 30 0

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