Don't Hire People Who Have Small Children

Tired Parents - Recruiting Animal Show
Interviewer: Do you have little kids at home?

Candidate: Yes, we do.

Interviewer: Nice meeting you.

People with young kids are always tired.
This is typical:

"I often feel worn out before the day even starts.
The other day I was nodding off at my desk."

When people lived in the forest, they could lay down for a snooze whenever they wanted.

Now, with both parents obliged to take baby duty during the night and go to work the next morning, no one who has little kids ever gets enough sleep.

And we all know how important sleep is, don't we. Every health article is harping on it all of the time.

So, why would you want to hire someone when he's bound to be inefficient? Isn't it enough that you're stuck with the parents you brought in when they were single.

Although it was tongue in cheek, this posting got a lot of comments first time around. Papa said it helped us reach "new lows".

This week, we'll take a look at the biggest surprises and disappointments in the Recruiting blogs. Pretty slim pickings., who we are still trying to love, reaches new lows with "Don't Hire People Who Have Young Kids"... -- interbiznet, August 04, 2005

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Comment by Slouch on July 29, 2008 at 10:31am
I remember this. too funny. people were comment screaming at you in mass numbers.
Comment by Maureen Sharib on July 29, 2008 at 11:17am
Yeah, getting called the "c" word was a high point for me I can tell you that!

Comment by Heather Gardner on July 31, 2008 at 4:14pm
They call me "mama" but I'm awake! I'm This is why they invented Starbucks..... for us sleep deprived recruiters with small kids at home :-)


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