Erica Penley
about 1 year ago
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Sexual discrimination??

Had an interview this year for a state job here in my town. I applied for a painter's position and was able to be interviewed. I meet all the qualifcations that was required. The gentleman interviewing me was the head of the paint department and he said that he was only interviewing one other person and they was on a cruise. I was the first to be interviewed so only two made it through. As he walked me out, some of the guys in the maintenance department stopped us and ask how it went. I knew these guys because of my previous job, inwhich I sold them building materials. One of them contacted me when the job was posted and told me to get my resume turned in, so of course he was curious. The head of the painting department said the ou interview went well but he was unsure of the atmosphere in the department because it was all men and the guys like to joke around and that it sometimes got a little ruff down there. Mu buddy said, well this one here can hold her own, I have seen her in action. She knows how to take up for herself. Needless to say, I recieved a email about 3 weeks later telling me that I did not get the job and it would be reposted. My buddy called me and told me to reapply.... lol, yeah right. That took over a month to get an interview and besides that why?? So I can fill the,, " well we do not discriminate because we have interviewed a woman but her private area disqualified her from being around the "men".

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Elyssa Duncan
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Hi Erica Penley , have you considered asking for some feedback about your interview? Sometimes employers will share their thoughts with candidates. Perhaps reach out via email. Here are some suggestions on how to frame the question.

  • "Do you have any feedback regarding my resume and cover letter?"

  • "Was there a required qualification for this role that was missing in my background?"

If you feel as though you were unfairly discriminated against and would like to investigate your options, you can also reach out to your local Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Good luck!

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Mark Koenig
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It sounds like you just don't want a job to me. If the position is open again, what do you have to lose by applying? The State process runs like a slow train.

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Tia Stowell
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Did you speak the way you write? If your grammar is that bad while speaking then I would also repost the job.

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RICHARD NANNI
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This is also a Violation of your civil and constitutional rights and equal access laws

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jean willis
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Speak with the EEOC in your state, PLEASE, what you wrote on this website, tell them EXACTLY the same thing, PLEASE.

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Tae Mason
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Its worth looking into this situation but at this point it's all heresy and if your boss has that mentality. It is an honest feeling it doesnt make it right. He just tryna save his ass from a lawsuit In the long run. Take this as a sign that this company is not suitable for you. You will find bett34 girl good luck. This is a possible discrimination lawsuit but you would probably spend more money hiring an attorney then getting paid. Also if you say something it could risk your friend losing his job. Just ask yourself it it's worth it to you if so Go for it. Good luck

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Yoga Octopus
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Yup. The good old boy club is alive and well. Womens lib what a joke. Good luck.

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Don Day
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This holds true for age, race,ethnicity, sex preferences, etc FACT: YOU may go after them legally; but EXTREMELY difficult and expensive. Look for another job

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Harvey Hecht
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What is a private area? Locker or Bath room or your body? Do they employ lady's in the office? My suggestion is to call the President of the firm and be lady like. Tell him that your attorney suggested that you call him, rather then filing and litigation against his firm. Make an appointment to meet with him and impress the hell out of him on what a great employee you would be or you could always file a discrimination suite? Be Positive. Harvey

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Olivia Mitchell
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HI Erica sometimes it be like that i feel like if you can qualify for the job and you can do the job why not why are men so silly when it comes down to women working with them and don't get me all not all men are like that but majority wins. Then too men are sexual creatures and then again to it mite effect them but not you its where their mindset is at all men aren't gentlemen ok. and maybe it turned out the best for you so that you wouldn't really hear what men truly talk about dirty things so they can have their little fun. so if i were you i wouldn't take it personal i would look at it like this you deserve better and better is out their for you just be a bit patience and keep on putting out your resume / applications because some one will be calling you for the job that is truly ment for you. and i would like too say keep up the good works. AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND I DO WISH YOU THE VERY BEST OF LUCK GOOD LUCK

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