(Closed) Article about the “risks” of wearing a big engagement ring to a job interview

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 5
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

…I immediately deduct points from that person. I talked about this with some of my colleagues today, and they feel the same way. It’s just an unnecessary risk.”

 

I am curious what “risk” they are referring to? As in this person is going to get married and then probably have a child so I shouldn’t hire her? Or what?

This article is absurd and to be honest I wouldn’t want to work for a company that judged my abilities by the size of my Engagement Ring. Who knows what else they would try to pull during my employment.

Post # 6
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Double post, my apologies.

Post # 7
Member
5096 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I hate articles like this.  They take two anecdotes and spin a trend out of it.  There’s not a shred of real evidence presented; they just like getting people worked up.

Post # 9
Member
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Treejewel19:  I think the risk would be offending the people they help in the non profit.  “She works for a non-profit that helps African women and children suffering from the effects of the conflict diamond trade”

Post # 10
Member
5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Wasn’t something like this posted here a couple months ago? I just remember the hub-bub it caused….

Post # 11
Member
3982 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

This same thing was posted a few weeks ago and there is a lot of different views. I wear my ring. Always. Period. The ONLY time I take it off is at work when I am dealing with inmates or suspects. And even then, my wedding band is on. I got my job in Law Enforcement not only wearing my gorgeous ring but also talking about my wedding. I had to make sure they knew I was going to need time off and they wanted to hear about the wedding. The idea that women will be much less likely to get a job if they are married or about to be married is old. I got a job in a male dominated profession wearing be ring, howing off to my male Cheif when he asked to see it, talking about my wedding, and was hired above equally qualified unmarried and married men.

Post # 12
Member
5668 posts
Bee Keeper

I don’t wear mine on interviews currently. I will wear my wedding band once I’m married. My ring isn’t huge, but the “risks” Treejewel19 posted sarcastically are very real concerns to an employer. They’re not allowed to ask you about your maritial status, why wear something that screams it to the world? I want to be hired on my merits alone.

@hisgoosiegirl: There was, but I believe the other post was meant to stir the pot. That doesn’t seem like the intention of this OP.

Post # 13
Member
1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

My sister just had an interview at KPMG… I’d hate to think it would really be a dead end job for her.

Post # 14
Member
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Another sexist practice and way to enforce the glass ceiling on women.

Post # 15
Member
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Back in the last century I was passed over for a department head position for a man- and the director actually said’ Well he has a family to take care of, and you have a husband”.  I quit that day- but I should have SUED.

Post # 16
Member
5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@Aure: Yeah I think that poster actually recommended that engaged women take off/hide their rings. This one is just posting the link. I just found it odd that it showed up twice – I’m hoping it’s the same article (I’m too lazy to find out) because if that seriously comes up often in the world, that’s dumb. It shouldn’t make a difference to employers (although, sadly, I’m aware to some it does).

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