Re: Interview Questions

Subject: Re: Interview Questions
From: Bill Swallow <bill_swallow -at- ROCKETMAIL -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 12:36:17 -0700

Don't you hate it when you're driving down that dark country road, and
you see that deer in the headlights, and you know you should swerve,
but you know it's too late, and then WHAM! I know I do.

Bill Swallow
bill_swallow -at- rocketmail -dot- com
ICQ: 10814849
Tatoos are the leisure suit of the 90s.
-- Sean Tuite

---Elna Tymes <etymes -at- LTS -dot- COM> wrote:
> Christa -
> >
> > I had a Director of Engineering once who always asked "what's your
> > 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
> > to do was "go dancing." His theory was that she would probably be
> > 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
> 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
> work late.
> I certainly hope that troglodyte has been replaced.
> Elna Tymes
> Los Trancos Systems
> Send commands to listserv -at- listserv -dot- okstate -dot- edu (e.g., SIGNOFF
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