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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Take The Snowflake Test. My Answers.

This has been floating around LI for months now. 

Kyle Reyes, CEO, The Silent Partner Marketing, has filtered out about 60% of candidates with this simple set of questions.

I like the idea and love that he's been able to create a huge buzz, promoting this simple questionnaire.


The Snowflake Test

Outside of standard benefits, what benefits should a company offer employees?

What should the national minimum wage be?
Let the market dictate.

How many sick days should be given to employees?
10 days.

How often should employees get raises?
Based on merit.

How do you feel about guns?
Love em.

What are your feelings about employees or clients carrying guns?
Sounds good to me.

What are your feelings about safe spaces in challenging work environments?
I have no idea what you mean by 'safe spaces' or 'challenging work environments.

In a creative environment like The Silent Partner Marketing, what do you envision work attire looking like?
Casual business for internal meetings, business attire for customer-facing.

Should “trigger warnings” be issued before we release content for clients or the company that might be considered “controversial”?
What the hell is a "trigger warning"?

How do you feel about the police?
I like the police.

If you owned the company and were to find out that a client is operating unethically but was a high-paying client…how would you handle it?
Kiss em goodbye.

When was the last time you cried and why?
No comment.

You arrive at an event for work and there’s a major celebrity you’ve always wanted to meet. What happens next?
Wait for her to come to me.

What’s your favorite kind of adult beverage?

What’s the best way to communicate with clients?
Face to face.

What’s your favorite thing to do in your free time?
Wine tasting, writing, read, outdoors.

What are your thoughts on the current college environment as it pertains to a future workforce?
OMG, the current college environment is filling generations with nonsense.

What’s your typical breakfast?
Eggs, bacon, coffee.  Why?

What’s your favorite drink when you go to a coffeehouse?

How do you handle bullies?
Slug em in the head, metaphorically.

How do you handle it when your ideas are shot down?
Rethink my presentation/approach.

What do you do if a coworker comes to the table with an idea and it sucks?
Tell the coworker the idea sucks.

What does the first amendment mean to you?
I can say pretty much anything I like without the guarantee to be heard.

What does faith mean to you?
Believing without proof.

Who is your role model and why?
I have no role models.

“You’re in Starbucks with two friends. Someone runs in and says someone is coming in with a gun in 15 seconds to shoot patrons. They offer you a gun. Do you take it? What do you do next?”
I take the gun, get folks out the back door, assume the stance between the shooter and them, and shoot the bad guy in the forehead.  Twice.  Then render aid, if he's still alive.

What does America mean to you?
Everything good.

You see someone stepping on an American flag. What do you do?
Shake my head in disgust.

What does “privilege” mean to you?
My parents looked out for me before they knew who I was going to be.

What’s more important? Book smarts or street smarts? Why?
Street.  Why?  See the above Starbucks question.

Kyle S. Reyes is President and CEO of The Silent Partner Marketing. He’s also an acclaimed keynote speaker on entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing, and social media. You can follow him on Facebook.


  1. "Shake my head in disgust" is a bit feeble. How about "Shoot him"?

    1. So you support shooting people for using their God given rights?

    2. You sound like you wouldn't pass a mental background check to even get a gun. You don't sound responsible enough to own one. Please get educated and therapy if that is your first thought.

    3. Lol Mr anonymous has a point

    4. Take my flag back under any circumstances. You have a right to your own free speech, I WILL NOT infringe on that. I also have a right to mine and my voice is louder.

    5. Stepping on the American Flag is wrong but it is an expression of free speech, I am not going to shoot someone for expression of free speech.

    6. Sounds like there are some snowflakes, you don’t even need a test for that shit. Lmao.

    7. Holy fucking liberals in these comments wtf you guys are dumb and that's why you would fail the test

    8. Sounds like you wouldn't pass this test, Mr anonymous

  2. And commit murder while violating someones first amendment right?
    Seems rather extreme.

    1. Its not a first amendment right to stand on the flag. It's just something people do to piss other people off. And he was only going to shoot him/her in the knee cap..

    2. join in on the protest. Douse the flag in gas and set it on fire. Then help out the first person by knocking them down and stomping out the flames

    3. still... it's a great idea.

    4. it’s a first amendment right.

    5. It is a first amendemendment right you idiot. For you to shoot them would be the same as someone shooting you for criticizing the government.

    6. It absolutely is a first amendment right, however so is shouting fire in a theater when there isn’t one. You absolutely have the RIGHT to vomit any crime, and the right to go to jail or even die for doing so. Your choice, your life do with it as you will but understand there are consequences for your choices and your actions. This also means that others have that same right so if someone gets upset over the flag being burned and decides to kick the crap out of the person burning it...well it’s just as much a freedom as any of the rest. Tthe person doing the assault is just the one who violated the law and can now be arrested, sued, etc.

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    8. You can also suffer the consequences of your actions because you chose to shoot someone over the flag why the hell do you think just because someone is being disrespectful you can freaking shoot them. People like you is why it should be harder to by a gun

    9. congratulations Aiden, u don’t even have to take the test cuz i can already tell u that u r a complete snowflake who can’t even spell “buy” so why don’t u just f off and whine somewhere else

  3. I saw this test on another site and being over 60 wasn't really sure how my answers would be relevant. However except for a couple of the ones to do with guns, I personally am scared to death of them, I do NOT have anything against them. Married to a big hunter. I totally agree with the answers above. Guess it isn't an age thing. I would and have help get people out of the coffee shop, while the person above takes care of the perpetrator.

    1. That’s a responsible decision and I commend you for that! Knowing you are undertrained and uncomfortable around guns the decision you made would be the best and defeat for all

  4. Starbucks: Assume an open carry state and a carrier is simply approaching with intent to order a favorite beverage, a not unreasonable scenario. One might hope, IF YOU ARE NOT A SNOWFLAKE, your answer might be different? Interesting that the assumption was that anyone carrying a gun is a bad guy just because a stranger runs in and declares them so.

    1. Do you want to take the chance now days when all you need to do is be white to be bad (which is not true) but that is how it has become

    2. That seems like a snowflake answer. NOT Everything is race related. Stip trying to be a victim

  5. West's Snowflake Test

    Outside of standard benefits, what benefits should a company offer employees?
    Free Maple Syrup.

    1. To be honest, having 3 kids under 5, I’d appreciate some sort of paid paternity leave. Let me hang out with my newborn and help the wife as she recovers without having to rush back to work for a paycheck to support the family while my wife is off… paid maternity leave would be nice too. Maybe not full pay for either (let’s say 50-75% for full time employees) but something to keep us afloat until we get back.

  6. Did Ron Swanson provide the answers for this test? Love it.

    1. LOL! The answers are mine and mine alone - cracks me up too. I answered of the cuff at first glance.

  7. Wine tasting on my spare time that sound alot like a snowflake past time! This test should be renamed the yuppy dipshit test!

    1. Dipshit? Most dipshits roll under the 'Anonymous' moniker...don't you think?

    2. Your answer to the celebrity question is about dumb as shit. Who do you think you are? if you're at a party and Natalie Portman is there, and your approach is "wait for her to come to me" you're an idiot. Who the fuck do you think you are? No celebrity would ever approach you. Your little macho tough guy act is a facade and you're an idiot.

      Also if you knew jack shit about shooting guns you would never aim for the head. Every gun owner knows you aim for center mass because it's an easier target.

    3. You're good at name calling - why don't you let us know your real name? Like me?

    4. First of all you shouldn't go for a kill period shoot his arm or leg and debilitate him then rush to him before he can get ready to shoot you and who cares about a celebrity there just people. And there is a chance they would walk up to you it just depends on the setting if they are visiting a small or even medium sized company then they would probably talk to a lot of people. Both of you fail the test its unethical answers, freaking reasonible

    5. Why does knowing the real name matter? Even knowing there name they will still insult you lol

    6. Jackson, people who hide behind misnomers and throw things anonymously are cowards. Once your name is out there, one tends to be a bit more civilized. :-)

  8. This is a stupid test. Proof that conservatives have nothing except culture bullshit, because all their policies suck. If you like this test, and take it seriously you are an asshole and an idiot.

  9. This is a dumbass test and the guy giving answers is a fake macho douchebag.

  10. Maybe ppl should know how and where and why some but not all questions are connected..

  11. I would love to take this test . I'm 54 and my answers while controversial are sound

  12. Not sure if a non snowflake would ever use the word OMG, idk I ever hear text lingo in the middle of a conversation I just stop listening to them.


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