Why you should take “college degree required” off your job descriptions

Playground for the elites. (Out of frame: All the work we were doing. So much work.)

The year was 2009. I was 36 years old and applying for a job at Google.

The initial phone recruiter, after warning me that the process would take “two to three months” (and it took all of that), speedwalked through a regiment of screening questions. Everything seemed normal until:

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