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The means by which human resources "professionals" anonymously and surgically eliminate candidates from the recruiting process, often while sipping soy lattes and watching BDSM porn in the comfort of their well-appointed offices.

The acronym "ATS" refers, of course, to the multitude of automated "applicant tracking systems" used by many employers to dehumanize the recruiting process and subject applicants to cruel and unusual forms of torture, including having to re-enter their entire resumes in tiny little fields after having uploaded a perfectly acceptable resume document.
Scully: "Hey Mulder, whatever happened with that job you applied for that seemed a perfect match for your awesome skills?"

Mulder: "Thanks for asking Scully, but I was the victim of an ATS Drone Strike."

Scully: "Those bastards!"
by Clark F. Kent September 12, 2018
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