employers

A note to potential employers who want us to give them our social media passwords in order to get a job

Dear potential employers: This is not your house. Do not ask for the keys. Do not expect, while we’re out working hard, to open up the fridge and grab out a Yuengling, kick up your feet on the couch and watch an episode of “How I Met Your Mother” on the Roku. Do not expect to take a shower in our bathroom or try on the neckties in our closet. Our guitar: Not your property to practice “Wonderwall” on — it has no jurisdiction on our ability to sort paperwork or solve complex problems. If you think it does, find someone else. And don’t even think about trying to change the thermostat. You are not allowed inside unless we let you in. And we’re not letting you in. If you’re a job-seeker, and the employer is asking for passwords to e-mail or various social media accounts, we suggest that you tell them exactly where to take that job and shove it. So potential employers who have no respect for the personal lives of employees: Shove it. (hat tip toxiedesigns)

In June of this year – Romney made some comments that seemed to fly below the radar.  As he was speaking to a group of business owners, he urged them to “make it clear to your employees” the significance of their vote and “therefore their job and their future”.  We’ve shared that HERE:

He said:

I hope you make it very clear to your employees what you believe is in the best interest of your enterprise and therefore their joband their future in the upcoming elections.  And whether you agree with me or you agree with President Obama, or whatever your political view, I hope you pass those along to your employees.”

“Nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business, because I believe that will figure in to their election decision, their voting decision.”

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Did you know the all white, all male Iowa Supreme Court has deemed it perfectly legal (again, when the court reconsidered its previous ruling) for an employer to fire an employee because they are sexually attracted to them? The court reasoned that one can be fired for feelings, and this was a case centered on feelings, not gender. The male dentist who fired an employee thought he might try to start an affair, and rather than deal with his own shortcomings, he fired her. 

This ruling has broad impact, when the same thought process is applied to race. What happens when an employer “feels” a certain way about lighter versus darker people with varying shades of brown skin? 

Note to self: Never move to Iowa, and I hope the terminated employee appeals to the SCOTUS.

Confession Time

If/when I say you can eat meat/dairy/animal products in front of me, that I’m fine, that it doesn’t bother me because it’s your choice, you should know I’m lying straight to your face. Believe me, it’s not easy. What I’m really saying is I care more about our relationship than losing you because of my morals; I really don’t want to make shit awkward between us/at home/at work; I somehow care more about not offending you than you not offending me, because the former means we can still be comfortable around each other (on the surface), while the latter means you would probably think less of me. What I’m really thinking is how could you possibly be so ignorant as to even ask me if it’s ok when you know how strongly I feel?