If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Yahoo)   Not News: Kim O'Grady can't find a job. News: Kim O'Grady figures out that no one knows Kim O'Grady is a dude. Promptly adds 'Mr.' to his resume, and now has a job   (gma.yahoo.com) divider line 54
    More: Asinine, Kim O'Grady, gender neutral, sex discriminations  
•       •       •

7151 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Jul 2013 at 5:09 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



54 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-07-15 04:33:01 PM
If you give your baby boy a girl's name, he is going to face many trials in life.
 
2013-07-15 04:53:09 PM

rumpelstiltskin: If you give your baby boy a girl's name, he is going to face many trials in life.


more or less than crazy names like Apple or Pilot Inspektor.
 
2013-07-15 05:10:48 PM

rumpelstiltskin: If you give your baby boy a girl's name, he is going to face many trials in life.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-15 05:11:24 PM

ManateeGag: rumpelstiltskin: If you give your baby boy a girl's name, he is going to face many trials in life.

more or less than crazy names like Apple or Pilot Inspektor.


Johnny Cash would agree.
 
2013-07-15 05:11:24 PM
It's too bad these things don't scale. Try DR instead of MR and see how many calls that gets.
 
2013-07-15 05:12:09 PM
No, that's still not news.
 
2013-07-15 05:12:46 PM
Well, he must o' thought that is quite a joke
And it got a lot of laughs from a' lots of folk,
It seems I had to fight my whole life through.
Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head,
I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named ... Kim
 
2013-07-15 05:12:54 PM
Boy named Sue still unemployed.
 
2013-07-15 05:14:08 PM
I have a nephew named Kim. He goes by his middle name, Patrick. Makes him much happier.

/Probably better employed, too.
 
2013-07-15 05:15:32 PM
Soon to be unemployed by company that doesn't appreciate his insinuations that they are bigoted.
 
2013-07-15 05:16:03 PM

rumpelstiltskin: If you give your baby boy a girl's name, he is going to face many trials in life.


...
goodcomics.comicbookresources.com

there goes that girly-girl Kim again... not.

/'Kim' is also the most common family name in Korea
 
2013-07-15 05:16:16 PM
Oh hai giuz!

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-07-15 05:16:53 PM
You Kim Dotcom is a guy?!?
 
2013-07-15 05:17:34 PM
From TFA:

Dina Bakst, co-founder and co-president of A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center, and author of the recently published book, Babygate: What You Really Need to Know About Pregnancy and Parenting in the American Workplace , said even though O'Grady's experience took place in the late 1990s, gender discrimination, motherhood bias in particular, "is still alive and well in 2013."

"Mothers are routinely denied hiring opportunities, passed over for promotion, and paid less than their childless counterparts, which is a grave threat to family economic security," she said. "Women need to arm themselves with information about their legal rights and policymakers and employers should act to ensure we have laws and policies that promote equal opportunities for women and mothers."


I like how the shrieking harpy Dina Bakst used this guy's case to promote her own agenda and book. "This guy had a bad experience a long time ago but MOTHERS WHARRGARBLE!!".

Remember, that's shrieking harpy Dina Bakst. Ask for her by name wherever shrieking harpies are sold.

Shrieking harpy, Dina Baxst. Dina Bakst, shrieking harpy.
 
2013-07-15 05:18:04 PM
Working in a building full of engineers and machinists, I've come to the conclusion that hiring women is near impossible, at least in this part of the business world.  I would guess that someone named Kim would have their name placed on the top of our hiring list and in the very least get an interview.
 
2013-07-15 05:18:15 PM
No Irish Need Apply.
 
2013-07-15 05:21:08 PM
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-15 05:21:12 PM
This happened 15 years ago according TFA.
 
2013-07-15 05:23:41 PM

SlothB77: This happened 15 years ago according TFA.


...and on the other side of the world.
 
2013-07-15 05:24:13 PM
Went a little differently for Shannon Faulkner.
 
2013-07-15 05:26:49 PM
This was in the 90s when it was completely legit to assume a female was underqualified for a technical position. Sure, they existed, but a woman capable of information systems work in those days was an extreme outlier, definitely not a common occurrence. These days we have "the cloud" and OOP and any old lumpstick that can peck on a keyboard can be a hot shiat developer but back then information technology meant designing your own network and writing routers and using C and mainframes: Serious iron for serious people. A female name on a resume like that was a WTF moment, not a real job candidate.

He likely could have gotten the exact same result by using his first initial instead of adding "Mr."
 
2013-07-15 05:28:59 PM

Nana's Vibrator: Working in a building full of engineers and machinists, I've come to the conclusion that hiring women is near impossible, at least in this part of the business world.  I would guess that someone named Kim would have their name placed on the top of our hiring list and in the very least get an interview.


well i do tax returns and once i encountered a twenty-five y.o. woman who is an electrical engineer from a no-name state college, and her pay is over $100k a year with only two years of experience.  She is middle eastern too for that extra hiring boost.  rare bird i guess
 
2013-07-15 05:29:10 PM
I had a different experience in the mid-90's. About 10% of my grad class (EE) was women. ALL of them got offered jobs (usually with the big Hydro company in order to promote "diversity"). In contrast, not a single guy received a call-back from the same company.
 
2013-07-15 05:30:19 PM
I wonder if Kim O'Grady is related to Kimosabe?
 
2013-07-15 05:30:55 PM
I would think that employers would rather hire women. It is my understanding that you get to pay them 70% of what you would pay a man to do the same work.
 
2013-07-15 05:39:55 PM

LordBeavis: ManateeGag: rumpelstiltskin: If you give your baby boy a girl's name, he is going to face many trials in life.

more or less than crazy names like Apple or Pilot Inspektor.

Johnny Cash would agree.


My brain is still reeling from learning earlier today that A Boy Named Sue was written by...Shel Silverstein.
 
2013-07-15 05:40:06 PM
Sounds too Korean....and Irish.  I don't need any drunken dustups at my firm.  Change your name back to a woman and you're hired, ...but you gotta wear those stockings where the line goes up the back of the leg.....alllllll the way up.
 
2013-07-15 05:42:29 PM

ManateeGag: rumpelstiltskin: If you give your baby boy a girl's name, he is going to face many trials in life.

more or less than crazy names like Apple or Pilot Inspektor.


Difficulty: Kim was NOT born to millionaire parents. If my parents were rich, you could call me...what the fark ever. Apple, Chair, Kick-Stand...
 
2013-07-15 05:45:16 PM
Kimmer would be the full version of his name, is he not aware? not much better but it's a man's name
 
2013-07-15 05:45:31 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: From TFA:

Dina Bakst, co-founder and co-president of A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center, and author of the recently published book, Babygate: What You Really Need to Know About Pregnancy and Parenting in the American Workplace , said even though O'Grady's experience took place in the late 1990s, gender discrimination, motherhood bias in particular, "is still alive and well in 2013."

"Mothers are routinely denied hiring opportunities, passed over for promotion, and paid less than their childless counterparts, which is a grave threat to family economic security," she said. "Women need to arm themselves with information about their legal rights and policymakers and employers should act to ensure we have laws and policies that promote equal opportunities for women and mothers."


I like how the shrieking harpy Dina Bakst used this guy's case to promote her own agenda and book. "This guy had a bad experience a long time ago but MOTHERS WHARRGARBLE!!".

Remember, that's shrieking harpy Dina Bakst. Ask for her by name wherever shrieking harpies are sold.

Shrieking harpy, Dina Baxst. Dina Bakst, shrieking harpy.


Most places I've worked, the mothers do less work than anyone else. They won't stay late, they sail out the door because they have some kid thing while everyone else finishes the work. They're constantly on the phone with or about the kids. Then they complain about his they work harder than anyone else because apparently taking care of kids is supposed to count for your job. Then they complain that they don't get on the best projects or get promotions.
 
2013-07-15 05:46:19 PM

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: LordBeavis: ManateeGag: rumpelstiltskin: If you give your baby boy a girl's name, he is going to face many trials in life.

more or less than crazy names like Apple or Pilot Inspektor.

Johnny Cash would agree.

My brain is still reeling from learning earlier today that A Boy Named Sue was written by...Shel Silverstein.


And now mine is.
 
2013-07-15 05:52:20 PM

WhippingBoy: I had a different experience in the mid-90's. About 10% of my grad class (EE) was women. ALL of them got offered jobs (usually with the big Hydro company in order to promote "diversity"). In contrast, not a single guy received a call-back from the same company.


Im sure they all had the highest marks and deserved those jobs above any of their male classmates! </sarcasm>
 
2013-07-15 05:55:03 PM

jsmilky: Nana's Vibrator: Working in a building full of engineers and machinists, I've come to the conclusion that hiring women is near impossible, at least in this part of the business world.  I would guess that someone named Kim would have their name placed on the top of our hiring list and in the very least get an interview.

well i do tax returns and once i encountered a twenty-five y.o. woman who is an electrical engineer from a no-name state college, and her pay is over $100k a year with only two years of experience.  She is middle eastern too for that extra hiring boost.  rare bird i guess


I would consider it a small sample, but our few female coworkers tend to fit that experience and they're in - let's call them less "grunty" areas for lack of a better term.  Couldn't tell you what their salaries are.
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2013-07-15 06:01:58 PM
How many times is this going to happen?
 
2013-07-15 06:03:46 PM
anecdote=/=data
 
2013-07-15 06:10:04 PM

Boo_Guy: WhippingBoy: I had a different experience in the mid-90's. About 10% of my grad class (EE) was women. ALL of them got offered jobs (usually with the big Hydro company in order to promote "diversity"). In contrast, not a single guy received a call-back from the same company.

Im sure they all had the highest marks and deserved those jobs above any of their male classmates! </sarcasm>


Heh. There was a guy from Poland who took the program with his wife. He let her copy all his assignments, and cheat off him on most tests. She got a job, he didn't.
 
2013-07-15 06:14:17 PM
I work in an engineering lab, and I tear down machines, replace control boards, solder wiring harnesses, program microcontrollers, and bake cookies in the oven I built.  I also have an androgynous name that's more typically associated with women.

Didn't put "Mr." on my resume, though, because that would be lying.
 
2013-07-15 06:23:55 PM

No Line For Beer: I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: LordBeavis: ManateeGag: rumpelstiltskin: If you give your baby boy a girl's name, he is going to face many trials in life.

more or less than crazy names like Apple or Pilot Inspektor.

Johnny Cash would agree.

My brain is still reeling from learning earlier today that A Boy Named Sue was written by...Shel Silverstein.

And now mine is.


Are you guys familiar with the music of "Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show"?

author1701: I have a nephew named Kim. He goes by his middle name, Patrick. Makes him much happier.

/Probably better employed, too.


I know if my name was as feminine as "Kim" I'd jump right on "Pat"...
 
2013-07-15 06:25:16 PM
I'm a telecommunications technologist and had absolutely no problem getting a job. Being a woman did seem to give me a boost - I don't know if it was some affirmative action thing working in my favour, or just because it's so weird that a girl applied for the job that I got hired as a novelty. I've kept in touch with some of the guys from my college program, and I seem to have decent pay. Some are doing worse than me in retail jobs or in call centres, and some are doing better working for bigger companies. It's just my personal experience, but I don't think ovaries are as big a detriment as they were in the 90s when the article was written.
 
2013-07-15 06:37:34 PM
I know for a fact I got my job (electrical assembly) partly because I'm a woman. Also partly because of my experience, and partly because I've got a terrifically even-keeled attitude, which I've very much needed in the two years I've been here.  I'm very good at what I do. I get the pet projects because I learn quickly, communicate well, and work efficiently. I get along with everyone who can be got along with (there's always one). The bosses love me and tell me so on my reviews.

That doesn't change the fact that I work literally five times the pace (at equal quality) of my male coworker at about 2/3rds the pay.

I swear that guy caught the CEO blowing a hooker or something.

Point is, that sexist divide is alive and well.
 
2013-07-15 06:38:28 PM
My parents-in-law are called Phil and Enda, Phil is the female and Enda is the male. Even now, after a few years of marriage I'll still confuse the two if I'm not thinking about it.

If they say do, or offer, something, and I'm not expecting it I'll reply "Thank you trailsoffintoamutter"
 
2013-07-15 06:54:39 PM
I know that this supposedly took place back in the 90's down in Australia, but I'm not quite so positive that "sexism" was the only reason this guy didn't get a job for 4 months.

I mean, from my own practical experience as a hiring manager who works in a completely male dominated field (Less than 20% women), whenever a woman applies for a job that appears to have the correct experience, I pretty much always give her some deference on at least getting to the interview process.

I actually want to hire more women because our floor is a farking sausage party. If I could get to like say, 30% female staff, they'd have to give me some sort of golden tampon award for being such an amazing feminist. HA!
 
2013-07-15 07:03:38 PM
l2.yimg.com


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-15 07:16:20 PM
newscififangirl.files.wordpress.com

"I got man parts!"
 
2013-07-15 07:26:50 PM

rumpelstiltskin: If you give your baby boy a girl's name, he is going to face many trials in life.


I'm more pissed that girls keep stealing the boy names.

/Ashley, Casey, and Adrian would all like a word.
//etc etc.
 
2013-07-15 07:37:39 PM
my boss who retired last year is named kim. he says old family name
 
2013-07-15 08:22:11 PM
imgs.xkcd.com
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-07-15 08:37:14 PM

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: LordBeavis: ManateeGag: rumpelstiltskin: If you give your baby boy a girl's name, he is going to face many trials in life.

more or less than crazy names like Apple or Pilot Inspektor.

Johnny Cash would agree.

My brain is still reeling from learning earlier today that A Boy Named Sue was written by...Shel Silverstein.


As was almost the entire Dr. Hook and the medicine show song book AND he drew cartoons for Playboy.

Versatile creature.
 
2013-07-15 08:58:27 PM

fickle floridian: It's too bad these things don't scale. Try DR instead of MR and see how many calls that gets.


DR can be male or female, so then aren't you right back where you started?
 
2013-07-15 10:26:43 PM

nanim: rumpelstiltskin: If you give your baby boy a girl's name, he is going to face many trials in life.

...
[goodcomics.comicbookresources.com image 300x473]

there goes that girly-girl Kim again... not.



"There is no religion...when a man is hungry for.....GOOD *wink* CURRY *wink wink*"
 
Displayed 50 of 54 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report