+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 13 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 123
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,765
    Thanks
    1,903
    Thanked
    2,790
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    *sigh* and this is how discrimination against women/carers/parents in the workplace continues on.

    It IS illegal. No, the equal opportunity commission may not do anything except note the complaint. I would still report it if it were me because if those of us who are in a position to fight don't do so, what hope do those less fortunate and privileged have.

  2. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to shelle65 For This Useful Post:

    darla87  (13-12-2012),Kiplusthree  (13-12-2012),lones  (13-12-2012),MissMuppet  (13-12-2012),peanutmonkey  (13-12-2012),smallpotatoes  (13-12-2012),ToonZie  (13-12-2012)

  3. #22
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    1,935
    Thanks
    393
    Thanked
    1,325
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Dud interview

    This is probably not applicable - I own a small business and unfortunately I am now really careful because I find so often people say they have child care sorted and they don't. For example I tell people they can work from home and then they tell me they couldn't get any work done that day as their kids were crazy.

    I am really wary of it now.

  4. #23
    αληθη's Avatar
    αληθη is offline BH name read as Aleethee
    Winner 2012 - One most likely to be hacked by Nomsie
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    2,961
    Thanks
    3,031
    Thanked
    805
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Dud interview

    Quote Originally Posted by Chew the Mintie View Post
    This is probably not applicable - I own a small business and unfortunately I am now really careful because I find so often people say they have child care sorted and they don't. For example I tell people they can work from home and then they tell me they couldn't get any work done that day as their kids were crazy.

    I am really wary of it now.
    Exactly why I think it's perfectly acceptable. It's not just with small business that this happens and big business' still can't afford to have unreliable employees because of their kids. It's not discrimination, it's just business.

  5. #24
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    7,878
    Thanks
    3,397
    Thanked
    5,160
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Dud interview

    Quote Originally Posted by αληθη View Post
    Exactly why I think it's perfectly acceptable. It's not just with small business that this happens and big business' still can't afford to have unreliable employees because of their kids. It's not discrimination, it's just business.
    But being a parent with a child in care doesn't equal 'unreliable employee'. There are lots of things which make people unreliable.

  6. #25
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,765
    Thanks
    1,903
    Thanked
    2,790
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I've known unreliable employees from ALL walks of life. Those who like to party and regularly don't turn up on Monday morning because they are still recovering. Those who are into sport and call in sick because an important cricket match is on.

    I'm going to keep saying it. Not employing someone because they are a parent IS discrimination and it IS illegal.

  7. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to shelle65 For This Useful Post:

    Guest654  (13-12-2012),HugsBunny  (13-12-2012),MissMuppet  (13-12-2012),smallpotatoes  (13-12-2012)

  8. #26
    αληθη's Avatar
    αληθη is offline BH name read as Aleethee
    Winner 2012 - One most likely to be hacked by Nomsie
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    2,961
    Thanks
    3,031
    Thanked
    805
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Dud interview

    Oh my gosh I'm not saying it's only parents that are unreliable but if you have no plan for care for your child while you're working then you're not going to be as reliable as say someone who has a plan and back up plan.

  9. #27
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    7,878
    Thanks
    3,397
    Thanked
    5,160
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Dud interview

    It is discrimination if it's based on an assumption that parents with children in care are unreliable and therefore think it's ok to question interviewees about this. It's not ok to ask this. As Shelle said it's illegal and with good reason.

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to babyla For This Useful Post:

    ToonZie  (13-12-2012)

  11. #28
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    1,935
    Thanks
    393
    Thanked
    1,325
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Dud interview

    A lot of people say they are going to 'look into care' or etc, they don't even have it.

    I wouldn't employ someone who seemed like they would party either.

    I personally prefer to employ mums but if someone is consistently unreliable it's a giant disaster for me - I have to support my family too.

  12. #29
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,765
    Thanks
    1,903
    Thanked
    2,790
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by αληθη View Post
    Oh my gosh I'm not saying it's only parents that are unreliable but if you have no plan for care for your child while you're working then you're not going to be as reliable as say someone who has a plan and back up plan.
    So do you ask potential employees if they like to party? Do you ask them if they are of a certain cultural heritage that leave early on Fridays and will have extra religious holidays during the year? Do you ask them if they smoke and will regularly take 10 minute cigarette breaks?

  13. #30
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    834
    Thanks
    157
    Thanked
    520
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    It is none of their business! This drives me crazy. Why not ask a man if he plays video games all night and will this affect his ability to work?


 

Similar Threads

  1. Post job interview..?
    By sunshine80 in forum Working Hubbers - Employed
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 31-10-2012, 11:05
  2. Job interview while pregnant?
    By Irinko in forum First Trimester Chat
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 28-10-2012, 16:53
  3. I have a job interview!!!!!
    By Ishtyban in forum General Chat
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 29-08-2012, 20:22

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Nice Pak Products
Australian Made and Owned. The Baby U Goat Milk Skincare range is enriched with soothing goats milk sourced from country, Victoria. Goat's milk has a pH level close to that of our own skin and contains natural sources of amino acids and vitamins.
sales & new stuffsee all
The Health Hub
Give a new mum a fitness boost for Christmas & New Year. Studio-based, small group training sessions - cardio, strength, core, Pilates & boxing. Choice of 16 hrs per week, flexible-arrival feature - bubs & kids welcome! Gift vouchers available.
featured supporter
Little Kickers NSW
Little Kickers was launched in 2002 in the UK and arrived Down Under in 2009. Our motto is “Play not Push” and we provide a positive fun-filled soccer program for children aged 18 months -7 years in a vibrant, group play environment.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!