Moms and bias

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Moms and bias
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Wed, 05-14-2008 - 1:41pm

 

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Registered: 07-18-2007
In reply to: egd3blessed
Wed, 05-14-2008 - 4:22pm

Isn't it a good thing that those women's liberationists use their feminine mystique theories to combat these unfair and unfounded perceptions about moms?

Yeah well, that's just, ya know, like, your opinion, man-The Big Lebowski 

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Registered: 08-08-2006
In reply to: egd3blessed
Wed, 05-14-2008 - 6:02pm
I'm pretty sure I know quite a bit about what goes on in the hiring process, I do it for a living.
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Registered: 05-02-2006
In reply to: egd3blessed
Wed, 05-14-2008 - 6:02pm

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Registered: 06-08-2007
In reply to: egd3blessed
Fri, 05-16-2008 - 6:31pm
There is a shortage in my field plus I work where I set my own hours, my hours aren't guaranteed, but I tell my employers my availability and they can take it or leave it. They almost always take it due to the shortage. And I'm very up front in interviews. I am primary caretaker to 3 children, I need to be available at all times to my children, here is the hours I will be giving you on a regular basis. Take it or leave it.. I say it in a professional way. But they take it. One benefit of a shortage. I'm sure this wouldn't fly on a job interview in the corporate/business 9-5 world. Heck, me and the interviewers have talked at lenght about our kids, to the point of showing pictures in our cell phones.
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Registered: 08-26-2007
In reply to: egd3blessed
Fri, 05-16-2008 - 7:43pm

I find it hard to believe that moms are discriminated against for teaching positions.

When it comes to looking for a job, you have to know job-searching dos and don'ts. Whenever I hear people talk about how they can't find a job because of "the economy" or "because I'm a mom" or, "because I'm black" or whatever, I usually ask further questions and find out that they just don't know how to job search well.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: egd3blessed
Sat, 05-17-2008 - 12:29am

Sadly I have to agree. In my 13 years of recruiting CEO's, etc. I've never been asked if a male candidates children (*1 or 5+*) would interfere with his ability to do the job. I'm regularly asked about a woman's children; situation; etc. Its a biase. Plain and simple.

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Registered: 04-18-2008
In reply to: egd3blessed
Sun, 05-18-2008 - 11:20am

I do not think employers should be allowed to ask any questions about one's children or family.

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Registered: 03-31-2003
In reply to: egd3blessed
Sun, 05-18-2008 - 1:00pm

I think responding to a question like that in an *interview* would understandably leave the the interviewer with the wrong impression.

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Registered: 03-31-2003
In reply to: egd3blessed
Sun, 05-18-2008 - 1:05pm

I agree.

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Registered: 05-14-2006
In reply to: egd3blessed
Sun, 05-18-2008 - 1:15pm