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url = "http://instagram.com/p/rB8fzSO61G/"
full_title = "TIL the word "Ye" as in "Ye Olde Shoppe" is not pronounced "yee," but actually "the" as the first letter is not actually a Y, but a character called a Thorn, which looks similar to a Y but is pronounced "th.""
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full_title = "Game reviewers should start their reviews with how many hours they played that game" show_self_text
edit: wow looks like this blew up. I wanna use the opportunity and point out that Planetside 2 is a legendary game and definitely worth checking out if you haven't already.
edit 2: Yes I haven't followed my own advice because I'm not a "reviewer" and this isn't a review. (I've played 1055 hours)
full_title = "Interview Rant! Husband and I interviewed for identical positions, but got very different questions." show_self_text
Alright, so my husband and I are both secondary English teachers in the US. We have the same amount of experience and both of us have experience teaching in different countries. I have a Masters Degree, and he does not.
I actually have a job lined up already, but when several postings went up in a really desirable district nearby, both of us applied. He had one interview, I had two. After we finished all of the interviews, we naturally compared notes and some interesting topics came up.
I was asked the following questions during my interviews, while my husband was not.
- I was asked "Do you have children yet?" I was taken aback so I just ended up saying "Nope, just cats". I'm childfree but I knew better than to state that in an interview for a teaching position. I was still nervous and in "interview mode" so it didn't really hit me until after how shitty it was to be asked that question.
- As I said, we both have international teaching experience. When I was talking about that, in both interviews, I was asked "So, how did you end up there? Family? Boyfriend?" My husband wasn't asked anything about why he came here from his home country, or why he taught overseas.
- I was asked "What are your hobbies?" and "What do you do when you get home at the end of the day?"
- I was asked "Do you think you can handle discipline issues with high school boys?" I reminded them that I have multiple years of experience teaching high school students and have been successful at doing so. Again, my husband wasn't asked if he could "handle" the students.
I did get questions about my teaching methods and that sort of thing, but I'd say that at least a quarter of my time was spent addressing questions about my family, my home life, and trying to explain my life choices in the past. My husband wasn't asked any of these questions. We have very similar experience, and these interviews were for very similar jobs in the same school district, and I am more qualified than my husband.
Neither of us got a call back from that board... and I'm not disappointed. I'm perfectly content to stay where I am right now and not have to work for a principal who feels the need to know about my hobbies and number of children.
I just wanted to vent and share this experience. Even in previous interviews in my career some of the same issues were touched upon, but I guess it's even more obvious when I compare my experience with my husband who is in the same area and field as I am. I never felt like I was treated differently as a female during teaching interviews until now. It's just a shitty realization, that's all.
Anyway, thanks for reading. I just wanted to share my experience.
**EDIT:** I've talked with some of you who have experience in this manner. I've also talked to a lawyer friend who has advised me to consult with my union and go from there. Thanks to everyone who took the time to read and reply!
**DOUBLE EDIT:** Wow, so people are going through and downvoting my entire comment history? Get a life. You can disagree with me but that's just pathetic.