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I hired a 24 year old single bi-lingual woman once, she had a lot going on, always wanted time off, quit when I wouldn't give her Halloween off to go to a party. Not a very good attendant, seemed to have the "princess" syndrome. She lasted all of 28 days........funny thing about her is that AFTER she left she text-ed me with her new address (to send her W2's). Then proceeded to send me sext messages for a few days, flirting with me, telling me she couldn't say anything while I was her boss, blah, blah, blah. It was quite entertaining while it lasted. Being my 1st sexting experience and all. (one-way of course)
I replaced her with an older married woman that is bi-lingual and has a few kids. She hadn't worked in the last 10 years, which made me leery. But, she is still with me (since Nov 1st) and is a great employee. I get lots of compliments in my suggestion box praising her.
Moral of the story: NEVER judge a book by it's cover, sure the younger one was pretty and took GREAT photos. But I was really looking for a great attendant.
Can this site take James2011's ID away again? Just get rid of him....this guy is a clown and asks truly idiotic questions.
I thought he was banished a week ago?
Hey Robert, we're always watching what's happening here. James chose to leave but then also chose to come back. That's fine and we'll continue to monitor him and others. Just as I've told James in the past, we won't tolerate anyone name calling or make hateful comments as per the Terms and Conditions.
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For every other employer out there, questions like this can get you in a world of hurt.
We all discriminate up to a point when hiring, but we call it other names such as, gut feeling, like the person better, seemed more qualified, etc.
Point in case, I had a fellow travel agency owner, who was hiring for a position and told me about whom he chose for the position.
Two applicants, female, both in their late 30's. 1st applicant had 14 years experience, laid off, and had cancer, but it was in remission.
2nd applicant had 8 years experience, laid off, and out of a job longer than applicant #1.
He chose applicant #2. His reason, #1 had more experience, but he was afraid that he'd have to give her more time off in case her cancer came back, etc. It was a business decision, and I wouldn't blame him for choosing #2 over #1.
Many will agree with me, but writing a post about whom to pick etc, is just asking for trouble. In a private business you can hire whomever you want, any time you want, as long as you don't discriminate. Who says you discriminated over your pick?
It's almost like selling your house. You can choose not to sell it to a white/black/asian/woman/man/retired/blonde/etc, etc, even if they give you a written offer for your asking price or even higher. It's a personal decision.
Selling your own house under the circumstances above is not illegal in the US.
It may not be proper, but that is the law.
PS, applicant #2 only lasted for 8 months, before she left and he had to go and do the whole hiring process again!