Are you truthful about your sexuality on job applications?

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    Jun 01, 2014 11:07 PM GMT
    So I graduated from college like a week ago and applied for a job in Uganda, had a Skype interview and was asked about my sexuality. I was honest, but made it very clear to my employers that I understood the risks and would not be openly gay while working there.

    The employer seemed to like me a lot, but rejected me because they felt that I would have to choose between "being in danger or being unhappy."

    I'm super annoyed right now and feel like I should have just lied in the interview.

    My dream is crushed. My life is over.

    Someone get me a Tom Collins.
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    Jun 01, 2014 11:09 PM GMT
    You applied to a job in Uganda? icon_confused.gif

    Uganda be kidding me
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    Jun 01, 2014 11:10 PM GMT
    I've never been asked, but if I was, I would not lie about it. Integrity should always come first and lying about who you are is not what you want to do just to get a job. There's probably something better out there for you anyway, so you should look at it like that icon_smile.gif

    Always protect your integrity, it is one of the greatest things a person has.
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    Jun 01, 2014 11:11 PM GMT
    Why not a job in the US where you live? icon_confused.gif
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    Jun 01, 2014 11:14 PM GMT
    Your sexuality is your business ONLY!!! Never discuss it with a prospective employer...EVER!!
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    Jun 01, 2014 11:15 PM GMT
    If I am applying to some big company where they ask that in the online application, I put that I am. It seems to help me get to the next stage (not very fair but there you go icon_razz.gif)
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    Jun 01, 2014 11:15 PM GMT
    Uhm, yea I didn't lie but, was working in gay parts of town.
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    Jun 01, 2014 11:16 PM GMT
    onefortified saidYou applied to a job in Uganda? icon_confused.gif

    Uganda be kidding me

    LOL...

    + 1 Million!

    Anyone remember this from a few years ago? I think Jake Benson in all his glory even made a funny auto-tune to it.
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    Jun 01, 2014 11:16 PM GMT
    onefortified saidYou applied to a job in Uganda? icon_confused.gif

    Uganda be kidding me


    ROTFLMAO
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    Jun 01, 2014 11:27 PM GMT
    I agree with ohno. If it's small company that doesn't run a HR department then I lie. If it's a big company or a government department then I find honesty works fine. Btw I'm not qualified in recruitment but I've done recruitment (not as my main job) for 2 charities and in a fortnight I'll be doing HR for a large pharmaceutical company. For the 2 companies I already worked for the interview panel do take a peek at the E+D info so whilst integrity is important so is putting food on the table so if you feel lying will get you ahead then just lie.

    Most people at the top of their profession got their via nepotism or lying anyways so it's not exactly a level playing field to begin with.
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    Jun 01, 2014 11:29 PM GMT
    onefortified saidYou applied to a job in Uganda? icon_confused.gif

    Uganda be kidding me


    Witty. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
  • Import

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    Jun 01, 2014 11:34 PM GMT
    onefortified saidYou applied to a job in Uganda? icon_confused.gif

    Uganda be kidding me


    ok, Chelsea.
  • Import

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    Jun 01, 2014 11:34 PM GMT
    polfsky said
    onefortified saidYou applied to a job in Uganda? icon_confused.gif

    Uganda be kidding me


    Witty. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    It's the name of Chelsea Handler's new book, He's not that witty.

    #shade
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    Jun 01, 2014 11:35 PM GMT
    Import said
    polfsky said
    onefortified saidYou applied to a job in Uganda? icon_confused.gif

    Uganda be kidding me


    Witty. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    It's the name of Chelsea Handler's new book, He's not that witty.

    #shade



    lol shade over shade icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 01, 2014 11:35 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor said
    onefortified saidYou applied to a job in Uganda? icon_confused.gif

    Uganda be kidding me

    LOL...

    + 1 Million!

    Anyone remember this from a few years ago? I think Jake Benson in all his glory even made a funny auto-tune to it.


    Meh.

    I've been to all the hotspots already and no one's chopped my dick off yet haha!

    I'm not the least bit nervous about it. Just annoyed at being rejected based on something that had nothing to do with my capacity to do the job or my work ethic.

    It's like they were so worried about me being discriminated against that they........discriminated against me. icon_cry.gif
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    Jun 01, 2014 11:36 PM GMT
    Import said
    polfsky said
    onefortified saidYou applied to a job in Uganda? icon_confused.gif

    Uganda be kidding me


    Witty. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    It's the name of Chelsea Handler's new book, He's not that witty.

    #shade


    I knew my boo would come save me.

    <3
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    Jun 01, 2014 11:46 PM GMT
    I cannot believe they asked you that. Or had that ridiculous, antiquated reaction. Regardless of where you are or how horrible it is, your choice to make.

    The question should never have been asked. Was this an NGO? If so you should pursue this and rake them over the coals.

    I'm so sorry.
  • onefortified

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    Jun 01, 2014 11:53 PM GMT
    Import said
    onefortified saidYou applied to a job in Uganda? icon_confused.gif

    Uganda be kidding me


    ok, Chelsea.


    ok, Felicia
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    Jun 01, 2014 11:57 PM GMT
    This sounds illegal. Was this a US company?
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    Jun 02, 2014 8:31 AM GMT
    Why are some people surprised about the question? It's a company in Uganda! It would be more of a surprise if the question was asked by a company in the States.
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    Jun 02, 2014 8:54 AM GMT
    Why don't you try applying for a job in Iran?
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    Jun 02, 2014 9:03 AM GMT
    Yes but would stick to my own country.
  • buddycat

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    Jun 02, 2014 9:58 AM GMT
    I agree I would consider applying for a job in Uganda the same as applying for a job in Iran. I would seriously stay away from countries like this. It is the truth though that in countries like this you have to choose between being happy by being who you are or your safety.
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    Jun 02, 2014 12:16 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidWhy don't you try applying for a job in Iran?


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  • tj85016

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    Jun 02, 2014 12:25 PM GMT
    there must be other crappy countries with watermelons