That's right, that's why employing something is such a nightmare which takes a huge amount of time that I can't spare
I don't really know what your point is. Are you saying I should give a job to someone who from the outset has no plan to be able to do the job, over someone who does?
You have no idea of some of the flakey things people say.
One woman just responses with hi I would like to apply for the job but you would need to change the hours as my husband is a shift worker and has irregular hours.
I just employed two people instead of one so they could job share as they both only had part time care.
I went out of my way to be flexible.
I think this argument is ridiculous. Small business employ 50% of workers in Australia and yet people seem to have no idea of the economic realities.
I actively preference women with sma children (discrimination) yet I'm being told I'm doing the wrong thing by wanting to be sure they have consistent child care?
This is ludicrous.
And as pp just showed, as far as the law goes, those questions are illegal, so it might be wise for all to be aware of that lest they find themselves on the wrong end of the naughty stick!
As an employer Id want to know that the person I am hiring has considered what they will do if/when they get the job. I would be furious if I hired someone and then they turned around and told me they were having trouble getting a spot at child care or something like that.
As an employee you are asking the company to do YOU a favor by hiring you...you need to fit into their criteria, not the other way around. You will be representing their company and your work ethic and choices will impact their company in the end, so they should have the right to be picky.
Thats how I see it anyway.
Desmera, it is illegal to ask about childcare arrangement... As simple as that.
We are having a go at people knowingly breaking the law.
I do hope that OP will lodge a complaint against the interviewer/company.
Anyway legal or not, I can tell you that when a prospective employee is sifting through hundreds of job applications , they are going to reassured by someone with a definite child care plan and concerned by someone who has no plan.
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