I hate when employers assume women who are married/getting married are going to take off a lot of time if/when they get pregnant. It’s none of their business to assume this. I know plenty of women who never miss work and have kids.
I know I’ve mentioned this in other threads, but the situation is that I’m living in NJ and I currently have a job here. My DH lives two and a half hours away in PA. He is a teacher there and makes a pretty decent salary. So because the cost of living is cheaper up there and he makes more than me, we decided it would be best if I look for a job up there. Well, this interview I just had is the first and only interview I had in the entire year that I’ve been job hunting.
As I said in a previous post, my DH’s dad works there. Now, this department I would be working in is a brand new department with only two employees: the boss and some other girl. My DH’s dad said that this other girl only has a high school diploma. There is nothing wrong with that, but I’ve met plenty of people over the years with just high school diplomas that have an attitude with anyone else that has more degrees than them. Who knows, maybe this girl is one of those people and they are afraid to hire me because they think there would be a problem between her and I. A person with a high school diploma can be just as smart, if not smarter than a person with advanced degrees.
The other problem is that I have a M.A. and where I am looking for jobs it is rare that people even have a B.A./B.S. My DH told me that area (where I am looking) is a very depressed area economically. So basically I think that my having an M.A. is scaring off people, which is unfortunate. I am willing to work in any industry (I am currently in pharmaceuticals). I just want to be able to live with my DH already! I’ve asked about working from home three days a week and driving into the office two days a week in my current job, but I am getting the run around about that. Also, my current salary is MUCH higher than what any job in that area of PA would offer me. I make about $20,000 more a year than what most jobs up there would pay.
I’m sorry for the long reply, it’s just that I am so frustrated. On top of wanting to live with my DH, I really NEED to get out of my current job. It is emotionally draining! Long story short, the managers in this department let this little brat get away with everything and had my boss convinced that everyone else were the troublemakers. She curses at the managers, comes in late, leaves early, calls out because her kid coughed, etc. Everyone in this department has complained about her to management, yet they won’t get rid of her.
So all of us in this department are going crazy in this insane environment. I guess the positive thing is, I at least have a job and for that I am grateful, though it may not seem like it.
Thanks for all the responses/input so far.