Re: Interview Questions

Subject: Re: Interview Questions
From: "Hutchings, Christa" <cwhutchings -at- HOMEWIRELESS -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 15:07:16 -0400

Elna -
I see your point, however, as my post indicated, this guy was right in
his assumption about that particular candidate. And no, he has not moved
on - he is now a company VP.

Chris Welch-Hutchings
Sr. Technical Writer
Home Wireless Networks, Inc.
Norcross GA (USA)
cwhutchings -at- homewireless -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elna Tymes [SMTP:etymes -at- LTS -dot- COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 1998 2:09 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Interview Questions
> Christa -
> >
> > I had a Director of Engineering once who always asked "what's your
> most
> > favorite thing to do?" and "what's your least favorite thing to do?"
> > Answers could be either work or non-work related.
> >
> > He vetoed a TW candidate once because she said her most favorite
> thing
> > to do was "go dancing." His theory was that she would probably be
> out
> > dancing all night every night and would come dragging in the next
> > morning.
> Your Director of Engineering was making the same kinds of assumptions
> that provided an environment of prejudice against women in the
> workplace, especially the technical workplace, for years. Assuming
> that, because she liked dancing, she'd obviously spend too much time
> partying is like assuming that, because a woman has a uterus, she's
> going to take too much time off to have babies, or that she'll leave
> the
> company to stay home with the children. It's a small step from that
> assumption to racist assumptions too. The fact that ONE woman partied
> hard is not an indication that ALL women who like dancing will come
> into
> work late.
> I certainly hope that troglodyte has been replaced.
> Elna Tymes
> Los Trancos Systems
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