Tuesday, May 6, 2008

This chapter of my life is called... "The Job Interview"

Is it legal to deny an applicant of a job because the interviewer does not like the applicant's living arrangements?, Because no joke, I seriously got denied a job for that very reason.

So, what if I were homeless and had all the qualifications for said position, but the interviewer did not like me because I was a "bum", despite dressing sharply, smelling nice and even leaving the bottle of booze outside. That's basically what happened, minus the homeless part (and the booze part, I suppose).

The interviewer's exact words were, "I'm feeling a little uncomfortable about your living arrangement's. I know the Hayward area and you would not be able to get an apartment based on the salary that I'd be paying you".

First of all, let me worry about how I'm going to afford my own apartment. That's none of his damn business, is it?

Second of all, isn't that the reason for applying for the job? So that I can at least get a start on getting myself situated in a city that I just moved into?

Does any of this make any sense to anyone out there? Because it sure as hell doesn't make sense to me. Think about this. I'm looking for a job because I'm new to this city and need some sort of income to start a life here and I'm being rejected by said employer, because I am unable to start a life in Hayward, WI.?

What. The. Fuck? Seriously, that cannot be legal.


Julie said...

Maybe you didn't smell as good as you thought you did ;o)

Seriously though, I got turned down for a job at DAIRY QUEEN once because they paid .50 less than my last job and I guess they thought I'd be wanting a raise soon.

anonymous jones said...

Hi Derek, thanks for visiting my blog. I know what you mean about getting distracted and holding your attention on one subject in a blog. What was I talking about again? Nevermind.

Raffy Jay said...

The employer must be mean. But maybe he has a good reason for not hiring you, because of your being a homeless man.
Maybe because you will not be a good help in the company because your focus might be divided into your work, and the searching of that cheap but comfortable place.
Don't get me wrong, that's just my speculation.

Derek said...

Yeah, except, I'm not homeless.

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