(Please do not miss the last heading of the blog)
Oh boy I'm actually writing this! This might break the record for the most downvoted blog on codeforces.
"I'm really sad and frustrated that I couldn't get an intern despite being blue/purple/orange on CF and years of hardwork"
Just hang in there bro, this is not the end of the world, hardwork never goes unrewarded. Sooner or later, you will get the success that you deserve, and here's the benefit of all this, the harder it is to achieve, the more satisfying and accomplishing it feels. I know that the intern season can be really tough both physically and emotionally but maintaining your calm in such situations is all that matters in the end and just never forget — "Apna Time Aayega" (Translation: Our time will come).
"Why do these companies hire so many girls even when boys are better at coding?"
This is called Diversity Hiring, it is not only a welfare initiative for the girls by providing them opportunities and creating a safe working environment for them, but it also is beneficial to the company itself. I mean just look at the successful companies they're all doing it and they're pretty successful.
"But how can hiring less-skilled candidates be beneficial to the company?"
There are a lot of things that are required in a company other than just raw skills. For example, consider 2 teams one has 60 grandmasters and one has 55 grandmasters and 5 female candidates. Obviously the second team will perform better because in the first team the 5 extra grandmasters are more or less redundant, but the 5 girls in the other team can provide newer perspective, impart more creativity to the team and hence improve the overall efficiency and quality.
"Ok even if I agree that diversity is better for the company, it is still unfair to skilled guys like me"
Sorry to say but no it's not. Diversity hiring is prominent mostly in really big companies and from what I've noticed, the companies that indulge in this, hire more candidates than usual. Yes they most probably increase the number of roles for the sake of diversity. Obviously a huge successful company won't run without enough skilled employees. So if there were no diversity hiring, they would just hire less people and you still won't get the role if you didn't get it now. Really sad for you, but it is what it is.
"You're just talking bullshit, I think it's a casting couch situation, thatswhy they hire so many girls"
This is so wrong that I can't even begin to explain. I understand that you're saying this just to vent out your frustration but it is very demeaning to the girls that are actually hired. Imagine if your sister or girlfriend or wife was hired in Google or Adobe or GS and people start saying that she must've had sex with the recruiter for the role. It's very demeaning and also unnecessary. Moreover, there are just too many people who work above the recruiters who scrutinize their work and there's no way they'd get away with something like this on such huge scale.
"But those girls stole my opportunity, I think they deserve to be punished"
Two main things:-
As I said earlier as well, if there were no diversity hiring, companies would just hire less and you still won't get the role
Even if you had gotten the role if not for the girls, it's still not their fault, they can't even choose to let go of their roles for you, and even if they could, why would they? Tell me, if you were a girl, would you just leave opportunities cuz it's wrong to the boys? They didn't ask for any of it, it's totally not their fault.
"But girls that are less-skilled than me are making fun of me because they got a google intern and I didn't"
Ok yes, this time you're right, ideally no one should make fun of anyone or talk condescendingly to them, so if they're doing this to you, it's a really bitch move on their part. (Although if you stoop down to their level and take some kind of revenge, how are you any better? (But then again, that's your choice, not my concern))
"Ok I understand everything you said but if google had to shortlist only girls, why didn't it call it a diversity hiring"
First of all I'm not sure about this one but I have a few explanations and one or more of them might be correct-
Calling it a diversity hiring instead of a normal hiring would in a way demotivate the girls that they hire (they'd think that they got the role out of pity)
When the offcampus test took place, Google was also hiring oncampus at several colleges at the same time. It is possible that when the test result came, Google must've already reached the required number of male candidates from the oncampus hirings.
"Yeah? And what about the thousands of boys it demotivated by rejecting them?"
Again, if Google hadn't reached the requried number of male candidates from the oncampus hirings, you would've gotten a chance. Moreover, if they had reached the required number of female candidates as well, they would've shortlisted absolutely 0 candidates from offcampus test, so most probably, this was just bad luck. Sorry.
"Ok Mr. I-Know-Everything, I know what this is, you're a simp trying to get female attention from this blog!"
Nope. I knew that you'd say this and that's exactly why I wrote this from a fake ID, the girls don't even know who I am, so how will I get their attention anyway? I think I took your only weapon, so if you wanna send me any death-threats just write them in the comment section below or just send me a personal message. Thank you.