As you all know, I’m on the job hunt.
The interview went real well and I’m very hopeful. Thank you to everyone who asked!
That got me thinking about all the interviews I’ve been on, and why I haven’t gotten many offers.
What changed about Jax over the less 2 years that made her less attractive to the job market?
Employers discriminate against hiring mothers, especially with young children.
People find out you have a kid, and suddenly you’re taboo.
I know that is a harsh and general statement, but I stick to it for the average company.
I mean, let’s think about it.
1. It’s almost guaranteed that a mother would require a family plan.
2. A mother may require extra time off of work to tend to their child.
3. A mother’s first priority isn’t their job, it’s their child.
4. There is a decent possibility that the mother may want to have more children.
All of this is valid, but does any of it really effect an individual's job performance?
I mean, give me a break! A father has the same responsibilities as a mother!
I have interviewed to countless places.
Every company that learned I had a young child, never called back.
The two companies that did give me an offer, had no idea that I was a mommy.
Coincidence? Maybe, but let’s be realistic…
Do you believe employers exercise discrimination (of any kind) while hiring?