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  1. ProducerGrace Killelea

    Grace Killelea

    Women shouldn't have to take off their engagement rings to get hired
    Women shouldn't have to take off their engagement rings to get hiredEarlier this week I replied to a post written by a male recruiter/search executive. He suggested women should not wear their engagement rings to a job interview in case their ring was larger than the other women in the office who might see her as...


    Flavia Toro Rodriguez
    25/08/2016 #9 Flavia Toro Rodriguez
    #8 Maybe because we took off our engagement rings for the interviews :P
    @Grace Killelea, great post, I can't believe that there are people giving that kind of advices nowadays...
    And totally agree, I don't want to work in a company that thinks that my engagement ring is more important that my talent.
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    25/08/2016 #8 Javier beBee
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    Cepee Tabibian
    25/08/2016 #7 Cepee Tabibian
    Welcome to beBee @Grace Killelea! This was an eye opening article! I've briefly worked in HR and the thought of evaluating a candidate based on a wedding ring sounds ludicrous. Suprised as well that this mentality exists for some in the workplace. Thanks for sharing!
    Aurorasa Sima
    25/08/2016 #6 Aurorasa Sima
    Oh, and welcome to beBee and thank you for sharing honey with us!
    Aurorasa Sima
    25/08/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    This recruiter obviously did not have a very positive opinion of women. Luckily, it was an exception. Other bias towards women in the workplace might still exist, but I think this is not a thing.
    Jim Able
    24/08/2016 #4 Jim Able
    But should men have to remove the rings from their noses before getting hired?
    Brian McKenzie
    24/08/2016 #3 Brian McKenzie
    Just 2.7% odds of getting hired. Delicious. 8?/ I am going to have a drink and ponder the appropriate engagement ring for my spirit animal. PS - a pre-nup is nearly as patently worthless as the marriage certificate / license - neither has a legal binding status or precedence once lawyers and judges appear. Ask around.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    24/08/2016 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    "When a man gives a woman an engagement ring, he buys the least expensive ring that he believes it will take to get her to agree to the proposal. " SAY WHAT?? What is this? A proposal or a contract negotiation?

    Maybe I'm no authority on the subject. I've been married twice. Or, does that MAKE me an authority? I mean, two women said, "Yes." Whatever.

    A man buys the most expensive ring he can afford. I have never heard of anyone doing anything else.

    On to the subject of this post. I guess it's possible that some people would be put off by a huge rock. Some may also be put off by a little one, or none at all. Let's just leave it at some people will be put off by (fill in just about anything here).

    I agree, @Grace Killelea, the whole idea is ludicrous. I may not have hired as many people as you, but I don't think I've ever hired, or not hired, someone based solely on their jewellery or lack thereof. The idea is laughable.
    Aaron Skogen
    24/08/2016 #1 Aaron Skogen
    Good grief, I am just amazed at some of the stuff that still occurs in the workplace Grace. This is very relevant, and a practice that simply needs to stop. I loved how you wrapped this up, as it speaks volumes. . . "In today’s talent wars, if you focus on the size of woman’s diamond and not the size of her talent, intellect, ability or potential - you deserve to lose." Right on! I hire for talent, I could care less about sex, race, religion, orientation, etc. It's all about the value a candidate brings to the table. Thanks for the post and bringing awareness to the issue.

    Hmmm, I do sometimes wonder what message my wedding "ring" sends, considering its a tattoo! Be well Grace, great post!
  2. Virag Gulyas

    Virag Gulyas

    Food for thought! Virag Gulyas
  3. Virag Gulyas

    Virag Gulyas

    “If we truly want to achieve equality in filmmaking, we have to be very careful and give women the chance to win the regular awards too."
    Virag Gulyas
    "We need to empower women in filmmaking" - Roy Zafrani
    misscareerless.com "We need to empower women in filmmaking" Interview with Roy Zafrani film director. I've come across Roy's works while working for an NGO. And I...
  4. Virag Gulyas

    Virag Gulyas

    ‘A light beating’ for the wife if she defies the husband.

    This time we visit Pakistan where a new rule allows (what's more encourages) men to hit women...
    Virag Gulyas
    Pakistani women stand against new bill allowing 'light beating'
    misscareerless.com Recently in Pakistan, The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has proposed its own women protection bill, recommending ‘a light beating’ for the wife if she defies the...


    Virag Gulyas
    04/08/2016 #3 Virag Gulyas
    #2 Fully agree. But what happens when a legal system encourages you to act against women? Can we get back from there? This article was written by a Pakistani woman, who managed to escape to the USA and now writes about women empowerment.
    Aurorasa Sima
    04/08/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    The amount of violence against women is decided by two factors: 1) Do men have to face legal consequences and how severe would they be? and 2) Would the society and their personal and professional environment disapprove.
    Virag Gulyas
    04/08/2016 #1 Virag Gulyas
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