Tag Archives: employment

Woman denied job because she’s Christian?

Not likely. At least, not completely. This gets pretty stupid. Just warning you. It’s also insanely long. The CBC has details of the story: Bethany Paquette claims her application to work in Canada’s North for Amaruk Wilderness Corp. was rejected … Continue reading

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Religion on a resume? Might want to skip it…

The lack of religion has never been mentioned on mine. The BBC is reporting on employer bias based on religious leanings. “There has been a privatisation of religion,” said Michael Wallace, a sociology professor at the University of Connecticut and … Continue reading

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Atheist Scruples: you’re a VP and are getting interviewed

You are the busy vice-president of a large corporation. A student asks to interview you for a class assignment. Do you make time? Of course I will. I’m going to pretend this is a female student who’s asking how to … Continue reading

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Atheist Scruples: best friends make the best employees?

You are on a committee to award a lucrative contract. A person you believe would be best for the job is also a close friend. Do you abstain from the vote? If this friend is in the best possible position … Continue reading

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Tipping used to be unAmerican

Why do I say that? There’s a film called The Petrified Forest. It’s from 1936 and Bette Davis, Leslie Howard and Humphrey Bogart were in it. There’s a scene in the beginning between four characters – two customers, the service … Continue reading

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Grow up? Maybe later…

A while back I’d written a short post wondering about how long adolescence lasts and the other day I came across this incredibly long article regarding prolonged youth, as if people are creating a whole new post-adolescence thing, putting off … Continue reading

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Would it surprise you to know I’m not surprised?

A man wanted to be a cop and was apparently told he was too smart to get in. Robert Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, took an exam to join the New London police, in Connecticut, in 1996 and scored 33 … Continue reading

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