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R&GHomer
03-21-2011, 05:24 PM
My fiancée has a interview tomorrow and they sent her one of those "personality" tests to complete and bring in with her. One of the questions was "Money, the root of all evil"?

WTF..... how the hell are you supposed to answer that? I love money and I've heard the saying before, but come on.

Bewbies
03-21-2011, 05:26 PM
Technically it's the LOVE of money that's the root of all evil....So I'd answer no.

Unless she's applying to some uber wacky left wing org, then she'd better say yes.

vailpass
03-21-2011, 05:28 PM
She could respond by saying "the actual quote is 'the love of money is the root of all evil.' Since you have already presented me with one incorrect set of data I can only conclude there is a strong possibility the remaining questions in this test are equally flawed. I must therefore withdraw from this flawed test rather than risk being falsely represented and suffering an erroneous adverse employment action. I will know I have been adversely impacted as a result of your faulty instrument if I am not advanced in the interview process. Thank you."

R&GHomer
03-21-2011, 05:28 PM
Technically it's the LOVE of money that's the root of all evil....So I'd answer no.

Unless she's applying to some uber wacky left wing org, then she'd better say yes.

I see what your saying, but what a stupid question imho. Love of money isn't the root of all evil. I love having money, but that doesn't mean I would lie, cheat, steal or skin baby seals to get it.

R&GHomer
03-21-2011, 05:29 PM
She could respond by saying "the actual quote is 'the love of money is the root of all evil.' Since you have already presented me with one incorrect set of data I can only conclude there is a strong possibility the remaining questions in this test are equally flawed. I must therefore withdraw from this flawed test rather than risk being falsely represented and suffering an erroneous adverse employment action. I will know I have been adversely impacted as a result of your faulty instrument if I am not advanced in the interview process. Thank you."

ROFL Ok man, that's some funny shit

Rain Man
03-21-2011, 05:30 PM
I thought the real quote was that the love of money is the root of all evil.

However, it's untrue. We should all love money. Money is just a means of transferring our productivity across time. Without money, we wouldn't be incentivized to work to our capacity in our peak years, and we wouldn't have stored productivity on which to draw when we get sick or old or have a mid-life crisis. We should all be grateful that such a tool exists.

However, your fiance should answer the question as follows: "Will my answer affect the salary amount in my job offer?"

Bwana
03-21-2011, 05:30 PM
Poorly worded question, but the answer is no.

R&GHomer
03-21-2011, 05:32 PM
I love this place :)

teedubya
03-21-2011, 05:32 PM
Technically it's the LOVE of money that's the root of all evil....So I'd answer no.

Unless she's applying to some uber wacky left wing org, then she'd better say yes.

Ding. It's the LOVE of money. That quote has been bastardized.

seclark
03-21-2011, 05:33 PM
if i'd had to take a personality test, i would never have gotten my job at dairy queen.
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Predarat
03-21-2011, 05:33 PM
She could refuse to take the test and get the job showing she will not conform to BS and will stand up for herself.

Rain Man
03-21-2011, 05:42 PM
Another good potential answer would be for her to say, "It's not the root of my evil. Mine comes from the voices I hear. And I suspect it's similar for Gacy and Dahmer and Manson and Speck. They weren't after money either. So the answer would be 'no'."

Okie_Apparition
03-21-2011, 05:48 PM
HA! She said root.

Calcountry
03-21-2011, 05:50 PM
Ding. It's the LOVE of money. That quote has been bastardized.For bonus points, without googling, what book is it in?

Chief Chief
03-21-2011, 06:06 PM
She needs to respond with this rhetorical question:

"Did Curtis Bowen get slapped?!?!"

Rain Man
03-21-2011, 06:16 PM
For bonus points, without googling, what book is it in?

I'm almost positive that I read it in the dictionary, though the words were in a different order.

HonestChieffan
03-21-2011, 06:44 PM
It made Dane go nuts.

mnchiefsguy
03-21-2011, 06:44 PM
For bonus points, without googling, what book is it in?

First Timothy in the New Testament is the book I think (it could be second Timothy, but I am pretty sure it is first). Can't get more specific without having to look it up.

C-Mac
03-21-2011, 06:55 PM
First Timothy in the New Testament is the book I think (it could be second Timothy, but I am pretty sure it is first). Can't get more specific without having to look it up.

"For the love of money is a root of all sorts of injurious things, and by reaching out for this love some have been led astray from the faith and have stabbed themselves all over with many pains". (1 Timothy 6:10)

"Let your manner of life be free of the love of money, while you are content with the present things" (Hebrews 13:5)

acesn8s
03-21-2011, 07:04 PM
My fiancée has a interview tomorrow and they sent her one of those "personality" tests to complete and bring in with her. One of the questions was "Money, the root of all evil"?

WTF..... how the hell are you supposed to answer that? I love money and I've heard the saying before, but come on.Yes, that is why I plan to take as much of your money as possible.

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03-21-2011, 07:08 PM
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seclark
03-21-2011, 07:13 PM
Money, it's a hit
Don't give me that
Do goody good bullshit

R&GHomer
03-21-2011, 07:17 PM
Yes, that is why I plan to take as much of your money as possible.

I hope you don't plan on getting much :p

Royal Fanatic
03-21-2011, 07:22 PM
My fiancée has a interview tomorrow and they sent her one of those "personality" tests to complete and bring in with her. One of the questions was "Money, the root of all evil"?

WTF..... how the hell are you supposed to answer that? I love money and I've heard the saying before, but come on.
She should answer it like this:


"So you think that money is the root of all evil? Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?

"When you accept money in payment for your effort, you do so only on the conviction that you will exchange it for the product of the effort of others. It is not the moochers or the looters who give value to money. Not an ocean of tears nor all the guns in the world can transform those pieces of paper in your wallet into the bread you will need to survive tomorrow. Those pieces of paper, which should have been gold, are a token of honor – your claim upon the energy of the men who produce. Your wallet is your statement of hope that somewhere in the world around you there are men who will not default on that moral principle which is the root of money. Is this what you consider evil?

"Have you ever looked for the root of production? Take a look at an electric generator and dare tell yourself that it was created by the muscular effort of unthinking brutes. Try to grow a seed of wheat without the knowledge left to you by men who had to discover it for the first time. Try to obtain your food by means of nothing but physical motions – and you'll learn that man's mind is the root of all the goods produced and of all the wealth that has ever existed on earth.

"But you say that money is made by the strong at the expense of the weak? What strength do you mean? It is not the strength of guns or muscles. Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think. Then is money made by the man who invents a motor at the expense of those who did not invent it? Is money made by the intelligent at the expense of the fools? By the able at the expense of the incompetent? By the ambitious at the expense of the lazy? Money is made – before it can be looted or mooched – made by the effort of every honest man, each to the extent of his ability. An honest man is one who knows that he can't consume more than he has produced.

"To trade by means of money is the code of the men of good will. Money rests on the axiom that every man is the owner of his mind and his effort. Money allows no power to prescribe the value of your effort except by the voluntary choice of the man who is willing to trade you his effort in return. Money permits you to obtain for your goods and your labor that which they are worth to the men who buy them, but no more. Money permits no deals except those to mutual benefit by the unforced judgment of the traders. Money demands of you the recognition that men must work for their own benefit, not for their own injury, for their gain, not their loss – the recognition that they are not beasts of burden, born to carry the weight of your misery – that you must offer them values, not wounds – that the common bond among men is not the exchange of suffering, but the exchange of goods. Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason; it demands that you buy, not the shoddiest they offer, but the best your money can find. And when men live by trade – with reason, not force, as their final arbiter – it is the best product that wins, the best performance, then man of best judgment and highest ability – and the degree of a man's productiveness is the degree of his reward. This is the code of existence whose tool and symbol is money. Is this what you consider evil?

"But money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. It will give you the means for the satisfaction of your desires, but it will not provide you with desires. Money is the scourge of the men who attempt to reverse the law of causality – the men who seek to replace the mind by seizing the products of the mind.

"Money will not purchase happiness for the man who has no concept of what he wants; money will not give him a code of values, if he's evaded the knowledge of what to value, and it will not provide him with a purpose, if he's evaded the choice of what to seek. Money will not buy intelligence for the fool, or admiration for the coward, or respect for the incompetent. The man who attempts to purchase the brains of his superiors to serve him, with his money replacing his judgment, ends up by becoming the victim of his inferiors. The men of intelligence desert him, but the cheats and the frauds come flocking to him, drawn by a law which he has not discovered: that no man may be smaller than his money. Is this the reason why you call it evil?

"Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth – the man who would make his own fortune no matter where he started. If an heir is equal to his money, it serves him; if not, it destroys him. But you look on and you cry that money corrupted him. Did it? Or did he corrupt his money? Do not envy a worthless heir; his wealth is not yours and you would have done no better with it. Do not think that it should have been distributed among you; loading the world with fifty parasites instead of one would not bring back the dead virtue which was the fortune. Money is a living power that dies without its root. Money will not serve that mind that cannot match it. Is this the reason why you call it evil?

"Money is your means of survival. The verdict which you pronounce upon the source of your livelihood is the verdict you pronounce upon your life. If the source is corrupt, you have damned your own existence. Did you get your money by fraud? By pandering to men's vices or men's stupidity? By catering to fools, in the hope of getting more than your ability deserves? By lowering your standards? By doing work you despise for purchasers you scorn? If so, then your money will not give you a moment's or a penny's worth of joy. Then all the things you buy will become, not a tribute to you, but a reproach; not an achievement, but a reminder of shame. Then you'll scream that money is evil. Evil, because it would not pinch-hit for your self-respect? Evil, because it would not let you enjoy your depravity? Is this the root of your hatred of money?

"Money will always remain an effect and refuse to replace you as the cause. Money is the product of virtue, but it will not give you virtue and it will not redeem your vices. Money will not give you the unearned, neither in matter nor in spirit. Is this the root of your hatred of money?

"Or did you say it's the love of money that's the root of all evil? To love a thing is to know and love its nature. To love money is to know and love the fact that money is the creation of the best power within you, and your passkey to trade your effort for the effort of the best among men. It's the person who would sell his soul for a nickel, who is the loudest in proclaiming his hatred of money – and he has good reason to hate it. The lovers of money are willing to work for it. They know they are able to deserve it.

"Let me give you a tip on a clue to men's characters: the man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.

"Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter. So long as men live together on earth and need means to deal with one another – their only substitute, if they abandon money, is the muzzle of a gun.

"But money demands of you the highest virtues, if you wish to make it or to keep it. Men who have no courage, pride, or self-esteem, men who have no moral sense of their right to their money and are not willing to defend it as they defend their life, men who apologize for being rich – will not remain rich for long. They are the natural bait for the swarms of looters that stay under rocks for centuries, but come crawling out at the first smell of a man who begs to be forgiven for the guilt of owning wealth. They will hasten to relieve him of the guilt – and of his life, as he deserves.

"Then you will see the rise of the double standard – the men who live by force, yet count on those who live by trade to create the value of their looted money – the men who are the hitchhikers of virtue. In a moral society, these are the criminals, and the statutes are written to protect you against them. But when a society establishes criminals-by-right and looters-by-law – men who use force to seize the wealth of disarmed victims – then money becomes its creators' avenger. Such looters believe it safe to rob defenseless men, once they've passed a law to disarm them. But their loot becomes the magnet for other looters, who get it from them as they got it. Then the race goes, not to the ablest at production, but to those most ruthless at brutality. When force is the standard, the murderer wins over the pickpocket. And then that society vanishes, in a spread of ruins and slaughter.

"Do you wish to know whether that day is coming? Watch money. Money is the barometer of a society's virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion – when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing – when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors – when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you – when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice – you may know that your society is doomed. Money is so noble a medium that it does not compete with guns and it does not make terms with brutality. It will not permit a country to survive as half-property, half-loot.

"Whenever destroyers appear among men, they start by destroying money, for money is men's protection and the base of a moral existence. Destroyers seize gold and leave to its owners a counterfeit pile of paper. This kills all objective standards and delivers men into the arbitrary power of an arbitrary setter of values. Gold was an objective value, an equivalent of wealth produced. Paper is a mortgage on wealth that does not exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are expected to produce it. Paper is a check drawn by legal looters upon an account which is not theirs: upon the virtue of the victims. Watch for the day when it becomes, marked: 'Account overdrawn.'

"When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good. Do not expect them to stay moral and lose their lives for the purpose of becoming the fodder of the immoral. Do not expect them to produce, when production is punished and looting rewarded. Do not ask, 'Who is destroying the world?' You are.

"You stand in the midst of the greatest achievements of the greatest productive civilization and you wonder why it's crumbling around you, while you're damning its life-blood – money. You look upon money as the savages did before you, and you wonder why the jungle is creeping back to the edge of your cities. Throughout men's history, money was always seized by looters of one brand or another, but whose method remained the same: to seize wealth by force and to keep the producers bound, demeaned, defamed, deprived of honor. That phrase about the evil of money, which you mouth with such righteous recklessness, comes from a time when wealth was produced by the labor of slaves – slaves who repeated the motions once discovered by somebody's mind and left unimproved for centuries. So long as production was ruled by force, and wealth was obtained by conquest, there was little to conquer. Yet through all the centuries of stagnation and starvation, men exalted the looters, as aristocrats of the sword, as aristocrats of birth, as aristocrats of the bureau, and despised the producers, as slaves, as traders, as shopkeepers – as industrialists.

"To the glory of mankind, there was, for the first and only time in history, a country of money – and I have no higher, more reverent tribute to pay to America, for this means: a country of reason, justice, freedom, production, achievement. For the first time, man's mind and money were set free, and there were no fortunes-by-conquest, but only fortunes-by-work, and instead of swordsmen and slaves, there appeared the real maker of wealth, the greatest worker, the highest type of human being – the self-made man – the American industrialist.

"If you ask me to name the proudest distinction of Americans, I would choose – because it contains all the others – the fact that they were the people who created the phrase 'to make money'. No other language or nation had ever used these words before; men had always thought of wealth as a static quantity – to be seized, begged, inherited, shared, looted, or obtained as a favor. Americans were the first to understand that wealth has to be created. The words 'to make money' hold the essence of human morality.

"Yet these were the words for which Americans were denounced by the rotted cultures of the looters' continents. Now the looters' credo has brought you to regard your proudest achievements as a hallmark of shame, your prosperity as guilt, your greatest men, the industrialists, as blackguards, and your magnificent factories as the product and property of muscular labor, the labor of whip-driven slaves, like the pyramids of Egypt. The rotter who simpers that he sees no difference between the power of the dollar and the power of the whip, ought to learn the difference on his own hide – as, I think, he will.

"Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to be the tool by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of men. Blood, whips and guns – or dollars. Take your choice – there is no other – and your time is running out."

(This is a speech by Francisco D'Anconia in Atlas Shrugged).

el borracho
03-21-2011, 07:29 PM
Money squared does not equal evil; it equals winning!

acesn8s
03-21-2011, 07:44 PM
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A message for all you sinners.

acesn8s
03-21-2011, 07:46 PM
Money squared does not equal evil; it equals winning!Like Charlie Sheen

R&GHomer
03-21-2011, 07:56 PM
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A message for all you sinners.

:thumb: I hadn't heard that song in ages.

Chief Chief
03-21-2011, 08:08 PM
Suggested reply:

I think my feelings on this issue would best be expressed through a monologue originally stated by Gordon Gecko from the 1987 movie "Wall Street", which is about a young and impatient stockbroker who is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing: "Greed is good."

NOTE: It would help if your fiancee dressed up like Molly Shannon's SNL character, Mary Katherine Gallagher, for this presentation.

Coach
03-21-2011, 08:20 PM
First, we state that girls require time and money, which the formula would be:

Girls = Time x Money

And as we all know, "time is money" which would be:

Time = Money

Therefore:

Girls = Money x Money = (Money)²

And because "money is the root of all evil":

Money = √Evil

Therefore:

Girls = (√Evil)²

And sadly, we are forced to conclude that:

Girls = Evil.

Count Zarth
03-21-2011, 08:20 PM
http://www.jamesburnett.com/images/Evil%20Woman.jpg

Edit - beaten by coach

Bump
03-21-2011, 08:59 PM
if you answer yes they will think that you are only working for money and that you will make a bad employee. If you answer no, they will think you are a lazy hippy and won't be motivated to work and make money.

RJ
03-21-2011, 09:21 PM
I don't love money at all but I sure do like the things it allows me to do.

trndobrd
03-21-2011, 09:54 PM
My fiancée has a interview tomorrow and they sent her one of those "personality" tests to complete and bring in with her. One of the questions was "Money, the root of all evil"?

WTF..... how the hell are you supposed to answer that? I love money and I've heard the saying before, but come on.


Yes, money is the root of all evil. As we discuss my compensation package, I want to deliver you and your company from a large amount of evil.


edit: stock options are not the root of evil, but are pretty nasty nonetheless. I would be happy to deliver you from stock options too.

KC Tattoo
03-21-2011, 10:51 PM
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I hire somebody to chew my food
I'm an upwardly mobile dude
This is the life

They say that money corrupts you
But I can't really tell
I got the whole world at my feet
And I think it's pretty swell

I got women lined up outside my door
They've been waitin' there since the week before
Who could ask for more
This is the life

You're dead for a real long time
You just can't prevent it
So if money can't buy happiness
I guess I'll have to rent it
Yeah, every day I make the front page news
No time to pay my dues
I got a million pairs of shoes
This is the life

I got a solid gold Cadillac
I make a fortune while I sleep
You can tell I'm a living legend
Not some ordinary creep

No way, I'm the boss, the big cheese
Yeah, I got this town on its knobby little knees
And I can do just what I please
This is the life

That's right, I'm the king, number one
I buy monographed Kleenex by the ton
I pay the bills, I call the shots
I grease the palms, I buy the yachts

One thing I can guarantee
The best things in life, they sure ain't free
It's such a thrill just to be me
This is the life
Waah, this is the life

CrazyPhuD
03-21-2011, 11:03 PM
They're just asking that question to see who they can hire cheap.

ClevelandBronco
03-22-2011, 02:09 AM
I love Ayn Rand as much as the next guy, but that bitch didn't know how to shut up.

Royal Fanatic
03-22-2011, 06:53 AM
I love Ayn Rand as much as the next guy, but that bitch didn't know how to shut up.
That's true. If she had said that in about 1/10th the number of words, some people might actually read the whole thing.

Earthling
03-22-2011, 07:33 AM
Pretty much depends on whats used to nurture the roots I suspect...

loochy
03-22-2011, 07:41 AM
My fiancée has a interview tomorrow and they sent her one of those "personality" tests to complete and bring in with her. One of the questions was "Money, the root of all evil"?

WTF..... how the hell are you supposed to answer that? I love money and I've heard the saying before, but come on.

Quit worrying about how she is "supposed" to answer and just answer truthfully. They are doing this to see how she thinks, so put down what comes to mind. What did she think when she heard that phrase? Did she agree? Disagree? What came to mind? Write THAT down instead of asking people on an internet bulletin board what her opinion should be. This is HER personality and HER opinion being evaluated, not yours or ours.