was asked at an interview if I had any handicaps, like a religion? I
may be slightly paraphrasing but that's how I remember it. I'm not
religious so I laughed at the fact that he would probably not be very
supportive if I were to start my own religion. I would definitely need a
lot of time off.
all of these "illegal" topics are what makes us who we are. If I were a
hiring manager (currently not in management), I'd like to know a little
about what makes a person tick before putting them on my team and
finding out afterwards they weren't a good fit. America has become a
land of laws - millions ans millions of them - this, along with the
love of money, will be its undoing.
are a government contractor and by federal law must record the race and
gender of each applicant to a position that we advertise. We are
informed by Dept. of Labor that we may inform applicants that they may
voluntarily submit that information if they wish. Otherwise we have to
make our best guess. Similarly, we may inform applicants that they may
self-identify as disabled, or as veterans. This is part of equal
opportunity employment requirements.
interesting, because that kind of affirmative action tends to be
discriminatory against able-bodied "white folk", especially males under
30. Next time I'm bored I'll see if I can't throw a lawsuit in the ring.
Sexual PREFERENCE is how often, & which sex acts I prefer. Sexual ORIENTATION is which sex of other people I am romantically and sexually attracted to.
Preferences are chosen, and malleable, and most of us can act pleased to get less than our preferences. Orientation is NOT malleable, or negotiable like preferences among partners, acts, and frequency.
Most of us didn't choose our sexual orientation; we discovered it early on in life. Most of us could not make ourselves atttracted to the sex we are not attracted to, even if we tried. Most of us can't fake the other sexual orientation, even temporarily.
Mea culpa. I humbly beg forgiveness. I assure you that the
inappropriate wording was completely due to my lack of English skills
and had no hidden agenda. I wrote this back before Aaron joined the
team. Thankfully he's on hand now to keep me from making these mistakes.
We have made the changes to wording and they will go up with the next
content release on Tuesday. . .Though I also want to point out that
neither preference nor orientation should be asked in an interview ;-)
was asked my ethnicity during an interview once and was shocked even
though people have always been curious since I have an ambiguous look. I
didn't feel that I was being judged and that the interviewer was just
curious too. I ended up getting the job, so no need for a lawsuit!