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Old 04-18-2002, 10:19 PM   #21
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Originally posted by KhanadaRhodes:
on average, women earn 72% of what men do who are working in the same profession.

GRRR...that fact so pisses me off...still. I simply can't understand why women can't be paid the same as men for doing the same job. I just don't get it.

DB9 - sorry about your friend, that really is a pathetic excuse not to hire someone, but a part of me understands to a degree (call me shallow)...but it still isn't right. Some smart company will snag her, and be happy they did.

Years ago, my manager/boss at the job I was leaving for a better one confessed that the reason--the MAIN reason--he hired me at the time was that I had big breasts!! I was MORTIFIED. Only later did he find out that I was actually a hard worker/good employee. This was long before sexual harrassment suits, plus I was only 17 at the time, but that has stuck with me ever since. Sad.

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Old 04-19-2002, 04:45 PM   #22
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The dealership I worked at briefly we had a similair situation, a beautiful goddess working as receptionist. She was a bit of a distraction for us, but the almighty $$$$ always kept us on the lot trying to get a deal.

Horrible situation, bad judgement on management's part. Do you confront them about this? I know you have been there a while and run the roost as far as the "sales consultant professionals" are concerned. But is that enough of a cushion to make your stand over this issue?

What's really sad, and must bug you Diamond is the confidence in their sales force, or lack thereof. What message are they sending YOU here?

Sorry for your friend Bro

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Old 04-20-2002, 08:01 PM   #23
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Holey Moley! I can't believe your boss even told you this Diamond!!!

Even talking about gender can be a tricky situation. I prefer an "even" work force, that is if I have a male working for me, I'd then prefer to hire a female. HOWEVER, while I can "suggest" this preference to a recruiter in a VERY off-the-record manner, legally, I must interview and strongly consider both genders equally. Issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc. cannot be considered. And truthfully, I have followed these rules very closely. Never in an interview do I ask about a person's age, their family, where they live, their commute to work, their social life, etc. If the candidate brings up the topic, then I can discuss it. But I cannot initiate conversations in these areas.

With that in mind, to not hire a very qualified candidate because she is too pretty - and then to state that to your subordinates - SCREAMS lawsuit! Your boss must be a fool for saying this to you. However, as unjust as this is, if you tell your friend and she files a lawsuit, you will be a "witness" in the suit as your boss made this statement to you. This could seriously jeopardize your work relationship not only with your boss, but fellow staff. Some may resent you for causing problems. Others may support you. Either way, it can be a problem. In other words, if you persue this, be prepared for whatever happens.

However, I would seriously consider taking up this issue with HR or a General Manager (or Division Manager) first. What your boss did is a HUGE "no-no."

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Old 04-21-2002, 10:09 AM   #24
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Well, I just had an ephiany, sort of.
Looks like I will always have job security there.
I am not as 'sexy' as I previously viewed myself thereby being a 'distraction' to no-one.
Everybody's safe.


She found a job elsewhere
at a better pay rate,everyone.

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Old 04-21-2002, 03:44 PM   #25
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Originally posted by doctorwho:
I can't believe your boss even told you this
very strange indeed
not the brightest thing to do

Shake it, shake it, shake it
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Old 04-21-2002, 04:10 PM   #26
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Originally posted by Salome:
Originally posted by doctorwho:
I can't believe your boss even told you this
very strange indeed
not the brightest thing to do

Remember one thing-
Ive been employed at this same dealership for over a decade and have help build it from the ground up.
I suppose they felt I was privy to this info.



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