RE: Hobbies on a résumé (one blow to the dead horse)

Subject: RE: Hobbies on a résumé (one blow to the dead horse)
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <SGallagher -at- akonix -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 10:45:27 -0700

> That should have been "one more blow to the dead horse" in
> the subject line
> -- and I was referencing the topic, not the post...

...or the poster??? <giggle>

You said:
> Of course the problem with this is that it is technically illegal, as is
> considering marital status, age, etc.

Yes, it is illegal to *ask* and it is illegal to base a hiring decision
on the answer. But when the information is offered, it is human nature
to use it.

> I would also have to ask why the "secular humanist" is so unprofessional
as
> to not be able to work with a born again Christian?

I never said the secular humanist had any input into the decision-making
process.

Also, I'm talking about a situation many years ago when hiring laws
were very different and resumes were very different. When I first
learned to construct a resume, I learned to put in a section that
included height, weight, age, marital status, health assessment, ...
Times change. However, no matter how benign or beneficial you believe
the information to be, there is always a black to your white, a stop
to your go -- someone who believes the information is detrimental.

----> MTC, YMMV <-----
-Sue Gallagher
sgallagher -at- akonix -dot- com



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