Could it be possible that this exam didn’t happen at all? This is a question that has been constantly raised by some people in the past. However, it has been clarified that this really did happen.
Many people believe that the bosses of the company set up the process in order to find out who really owns the stock when it comes to Enron whose CEO, Kenneth Lay was the head of the company. After that, this question was meant to be put up for all the employees to take the test. Some of the employees were going to be monitored during the test so that they could take notes about all the questions. By following their notes, they will have an idea about what questions are important for them to answer.
It is believed that people were mainly being monitored because they knew a lot about the company and its industry in general. They also knew the management system that was being used in this company. This system was very well-known because the company had been experiencing big success.
During that time, the business in the work place was booming. The employees who were closely monitored from the company’s HQ’s were going to be the ones who had to answer some of the questions and find out which questions are of most importance for them to answer. This was because the topics on the questions were very important for the company.
Unfortunately, it took a long time to find out who actually owned the stock in the company. A lot of employees who took the test finally found out after a lot of effort and hard work. They would soon learn that the only people who actually took the test were the ones who were close to the CEO.
Since they didn’t have the answers to all the questions, they got some wrong answers too. This was because the company did not prepare them much regarding the subject. At that time, they had no idea what they had to do.
They were only given the questions to answer. Some of the employees who took the test were not even sure if they are going to pass or fail. These were the people who said that they felt uncomfortable when they got all the questions that they had to answer. They thought that they were all going to fail.
According to these people, the hardest part in taking the test was in finding out how to focus in order to answer all the questions correctly. They also found it hard to figure out if they were really going to take the test or not. Then, they found out that they were being monitored. In order to give the employees some free time, they placed them at their homes.
The company was actually having a staff meeting when the tests were being administered. During this meeting, one of the company executives asked if all the employees would be allowed to take the test as per the schedule. This surprised the people present and shocked them because this schedule was not according to their expectation.
After this matter, a lot of people found out that they had to take the test anyway. What was supposed to be a way to test their abilities to manage the company in an effective manner, turned out to be a fiasco? Employees started to accuse each other of cheating. One of the employees actually gave the other employee a raise to cover up her mistake.
It became so bad that many people started to feel frustrated over the mistakes. They finally decided to file a lawsuit against the company for their mistakes. It was only when this matter came into the public eye that the company finally offered a compensation for the mistakes that had been made.