My friend Trevors smart remark to the question put by The Australian Embassy London 1979
Q. Do you have any previous convictions ?.
A: I didn’t think it was necessary any more to get into Australia
Did I just have to, as part of a job application, digitally certify that I wouldn’t provide any genetic material to the people I’m asking to hire me? What the actual fuck is this nonsense? How about you make the interviewers not ask for genetic material? I feel like that might be more effective than making me pinky-swear that I won’t give them any.
(As if. I walk out of interviews if I find out that there’s a piss or blood test required to get the job. You do not have a right to know the chemical makeup of my blood, thank you. If I’m impaired at the interview, don’t hire me; if I show up impaired on the job, fire me. Incidentally: I don’t drink, smoke, or do drugs, so there’s nothing to find. I’m just not going to prove that for you.)
I did not, by the…
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