The operator screams out, “NEXT IN LINE!”
You have two options:
Say, “NOPE, not getting on that thing.”
Say, “Let’s give it a go. I’m sure the track will be fixed in the next 25 seconds. #YOLO.”
The obviously correct answer is #1. “NOPE” your way out of that ride and theme park.
For inexplicable reasons, job searchers around the world choose #2. They choose to get on a roller coaster that they know is broken. They know that as soon as they sit down in front of the computer to look for a new job they are in for a ride. A ride where they will likely be thrown off, or be stuck several times on different parts of the ride.
The job search process is broken. Really, really broken.