RE: Samples Query

Subject: RE: Samples Query
From: mlist -at- safenet-inc -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 09:46:21 -0400

Michele Davis pondered:

> Interestingly enough the "creatives" (media, publishing, even real
> casual medical companies) all were fine with it. What's odd
> is that the
> one company that said I made a poor judgment call to show it asked me
> "Who was the photographer?" I said "A guy that does construction FT."
> and the man replied, "This must've made his day."
> BUT this is a company that rated me. They gave me 4 out of 5 for
> technical expertise (SQL, Oracle, etc) and a 1.87/5 for personality
> (owing to my "lack of judgment") Where did they get 1.87?
> What kind of
> math is that? There were three male interviewers, one of whom told me
> his sexual orientation on the way to the interviewing room.
> Weird. Weird. Weird.

FWIW (and to be taken with the usual grain of salt) I would
keep the samples, but put it/them behind a text page that
included the above observation.... while mentioning no actual names.

If somebody wants to call you on it, you could just say:
"Hmm? Oh, that was some other evaluating company, I'm sure.
Name? No. That would be telling."

Nobody at the offending company could come back at you
without first admitting: "Well, yeah, we *did* make those
stupid sexist comments to her. That's how we identified
ourselves in her description... oh... wait... can I take
that back? Is that recorder on?"

Kevin (not a lawyer and doesn't play one on TV)


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