• Andrew Cook (github)

    Mass law forbids asking that question, but they still want the field to be required (in case someone "forgets" to fill it out). This gives a way to provide an affirmative non-answer.

    Also, if my eyes do not deceive me, FRIST!

  • (nodebb)

    The Safari/Firefox one is one of the most WTF I've seen in a while.

    Addendum 2016-04-29 09:18: PS. And why 'MAC' in capitals actually? I'm trained to think it's about a network address then.

  • Christian (unregistered)

    That is clearly what St Edmunds died from. Lack of healthcare.

  • a user (unregistered)

    PeopleSoft is the real WTF. Really it is.

  • NotBugItsFeature (unregistered) in reply to YellowOnline

    I am trying to figure out what on Earth would possess someone so they felt the need to create two logins for different browsers. I want to say Satan.

  • TheCPUWizard (unregistered)

    Regarding the "Two login's for different browsers"... I actually see this frequently. However, nearly all are smart enough to publish a common landing page that re-directs based on the agent....

  • Dan Bugglin (google)

    OK nowhere does it say two separate logins. I think the WTF is the e-mail doesn't explain that it's talking about two separate things:

    1. The website only works in Firefox.
    2. The website requires separate login credentials from the main site in any case as it is not integrated.

    Similarly the background check form also has a rational explanation... MA residents are probably legally allowed to opt out of answering the question. However the form does a poor job of explaining this.

  • (nodebb)

    Hang about, the Safari/Firefox one isn't spam? :wtf:

  • JustSomeDudette (unregistered)

    I hope they choose to pay 0.00 and proceed with the order.

  • TheCPUWizard (unregistered)

    @Dan Bugglin - They provide a unique URL!

  • NotBugItsFeature (unregistered) in reply to Dan Bugglin

    The email specifically says there is a separate login with different credentials. It even gives a new username and temporary password! That is the dumbest thing I can think of. Even ignoring everything about managing all the technical aspects of having users potentially having two logins you are still bound to piss off anyone who now has to remember two logins for a single site.

  • Scott (unregistered)

    So, deflating footballs and filming other teams' practices is a felony now, eh?

  • Ulysses (unregistered)

    That touchscreen represents the healthcare industry well. Incompetent and slow as molasses.

  • Andrew (unregistered)

    I'm glad Angela A was finally able to get a new computer. That monitor must be really tiny.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Andrew Cook

    Yes, it is a political WTF, not a technical WTF. They don't want anyone to be able to discriminate against Willie Horton. I can pretty much guarantee you that state job applications in Massachusetts still ask that question - it is only the peons (AKA citizens) who are not allowed to ask.

  • (nodebb)

    Finally! Evidence that someone other than @blakeyrat apparently zooms in increases the text size on the webpage! And look! It's still broken as sh*t!

  • Carl Witthoft (google)

    Actually, MA is one of several states which have banned asking about previous convictions (at least, below a certain level of crime). And with good reason: there's nothing that encourages recidivisim than not being able to get a job.
    And I'll see your Willie Horton and raise you any 5 governors from south of the Mason-Dixon line.

  • (nodebb)

    I thought the police always said “Freeze”?

  • (nodebb) in reply to Andrew Cook

    This makes the correct answer to the question FILE_NOT_FOUND.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Carl Witthoft

    Willie Horton made it south of the Mason-Dixon line. I shook him down after he had been re-incarcerated at the Maryland Penitentiary. But it took an ugga-bugga goon like Dukakis to give him a "furlough" when he wasn't even close to discharge.

  • (nodebb)

    Peoplesoft is TRWTF, Jeffrey.

  • JRI (unregistered) in reply to tharpa

    The true WTF is arguing about an election 28 years ago.

  • NotBugItsFeature (unregistered) in reply to Fox

    Who is Jeffrey?

  • jgh (unregistered)

    It's like in NornIrn to ensure religious impartiality/diversity/foobar job applications ask your religion, usually with Protestant/Catholic/Other/I do not live in Northern Ireland options.

  • Oliver Jones (google) in reply to tharpa

    All employers -- public and private -- in MA are subject to the "Ban the Box" rule. There's a very narrow exception for jobs where certain crimes are disqualifying. The law only applies to application forms. Employers -- all employers -- can ask about criminal records during an interview process.

    Hawaii has a similar law, but it's tighter. In Hawaii, employers can't ask about criminal records until they've made an offer contingent on background checks. I guess that employer doesn't have any locations in Hawaii.

    I suppose the idea is to allow people with criminal records to explain themselves in person.

    The REAL wtf? the fact that the US leads the industrialized world in incarceration rates.

  • Lawrence (unregistered) in reply to Andrew Cook

    It would be smarter to have a first page asking for name and address, and show the page with question about criminal record only to people who are not residents in MA (or Hawaii, or other states in the future). Asking the question in this way is still asking the question, and giving people a way out isn't enough ("I may be an MA resident, but no criminal record, so I'll check the good box instead of avoiding the question")

  • Dontbother (unregistered) in reply to YellowOnline

    Safari doesn't and Firefox still does. Sounds awkwardly much like Chrome doesn't and Firefox still does. Must be something still running on Java.

    Been there, done that, and in my case it was an accountacy program.

  • Angela Anuszewski (google) in reply to Andrew

    Hah! I just had to shrink the browser window to hide references to my employer. I am unfortunately going to go from two monitors to one though. I'll get by.

  • Ptof Foop (unregistered) in reply to JustSomeDudette

    How much is that in dollars?

  • (nodebb) in reply to Angela Anuszewski

    I am unfortunately going to go from two monitors to one though.

    Why are your monitors relevant to your PC upgrade?

  • Pedant (unregistered)

    does quote 1 work?

    or type 2?

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