pinsandpearls188 karma2017-06-26 17:34:14 UTC
Yeah, there's a reason I have a CS degree and don't work in the field. I think my final straw was sitting in an interview and being asked, "how easily offended are you? We've never had a woman in this department. Sometimes the guys say some off-color things and we don't want any HR problems." I'm actually not really easily offended (I have 5 brothers), but are you kidding? Saying that in an interview is an HR problem in and of itself, and further, the person being hired is not the HR problem. The employees who refuse to conduct themselves even remotely professionally are the problem.
The IT field can be tough for women. I felt like I was constantly having to prove myself in ways my male coworkers never had to; no one ever assumed they didn't have the knowledge or skills.
View HistoryShare Link
pinsandpearls22 karma2017-06-26 18:06:25 UTC
Thanks for the tip! I'm about to complete a different degree so I don't see myself going back there, but I do know a great deal of women in IT who face the same issues. I'll make sure I pass that along. :)
pinsandpearls21 karma2017-06-26 17:36:20 UTC
This is good advice. You're not lying, but they don't need your address to be the first thing they notice, either.
pinsandpearls9 karma2017-06-26 17:47:00 UTC
Gives it a little something extra, don't you think?
pinsandpearls8 karma2017-02-02 22:07:38 UTC
I love the show, but also, I wanted to say how much I appreciate that you don't back down from posting your political opinions, regardless of what people say. I respond on your posts a lot. :)
Question: How do you guys always get the person to agree to meet in person? Is there a lot of coaxing that has to happen off-camera? Do people have to agree to this prior to being cast?
Copyright © 2014 BestofAMA.com, All rights reserved.
reddit has not approved or endorsed BestofAMA, reddit design elements are trademarks of reddit inc.