Posted: 07/01/14 21:19, Edited: 07/01/14 21:22
by Dave Mindeman
Job interviews will be changing in the future..........
Sarah enters the Human resources office at Company Y. She is a top candidate for an executive position.
Company Rep: Thank you for coming Sarah. We are impressed with your resume and credentials and are willing to make you an offer today. Do you have any questions?
Sarah: Yes, what religion is the corporation?
Company Rep: Excuse me?
Sarah: What religion is the corporation practicing?
Company Rep: Well, uh, the owners are Orthodox Seventh Day Adventist, if you have to know.
Sarah: Well, then, in regards to health insurance, will my contraceptive be covered.
Company Rep: Well, we usually don't get into details on that....
Sarah: Well, sorry, these days we have to.
Company Rep: Well, let me check....yes, yes, we do have contraception coverage.
Sarah: I use an IUD - is that included.
Company Rep: Uh, (flips through handbook) well, I stand corrected. That's NOT covered. I guess it is considered an abortion product. So... not covered.
Sarah: I see.....you said Orthodox Seventh Day Adventist?
Company Rep: Yes, that's correct.
Sarah: Do I have to work on Saturdays?
Company Rep: What? Well, certainly - if it is necessary.
Sarah: But Seventh Day Adventists prohibit work on Saturday.
Company Rep: Well, uh, yes the owners do observe the Sabbath...but company work has to continue. Employees must report.
Sarah: So, you are telling me that the owners observe the Sabbath themselves but employees do not. Yet, employees are required to observe the same reproductive restrictions that the owners adhere to.
Company Rep: Well, now that you say it that way, I guess that sounds about right.
Sarah: Does that sound fair to you?
Company Rep: Hey, I just work here - I don't make the rules.
Sarah: Yeah...well I don't have any say in the rules either. But you would think that establishing rules would apply to everybody in the company the same way and not selectively. Or better yet, rules based on religious beliefs shouldn't be involved with the employees. Just a thought......sorry, I can't work here - but if the company gets bought out by a different "religion", I'll reapply.