What's Trending Fem

According To This Idiot, Women Shouldn't Wear Engagement Rings To Interviews

It makes us look "high maintenance." Oh ffs.

  • Top image
  • According to this "career counselor" women shouldn't wear their engagement rings to interviews because they'll seem "high maintenance."

    That's not an exaggeration either. According to Bruce Horowitz, in a blog which he titled "When interviewing for a job, lose the ring!" he stated:

    "When a man sees that ring he immediately assumes you are high maintenance. When the woman at the office who has the largest diamond on her finger, sees that ring, she will realize that if you are hired she will fall to second place and will, therefore, not like you. Lose the ring!"

    Oh but his words of wisdom don't end there! While a ring may be too much, telling someone you're engaged via a pre-nup will earn you respect.

    So lose the rock! And, if you don't have one, but got engaged by signing a pre-nup, find a way to let male interviewers know that. They'll respect you. (Women may as well, but I'm not certain that this is the case.)

    In classic correlation means causation, he shared the story of one woman who got a job after she took off the ring. There couldn't have been any other factors that resulted in her hiring at all. Just the ring and seeming like she was "high maintenance" by having one. As if her engagement ring was a scarlet letter of doom written across her hand that rendered her professional qualifications moot.

    The internet didn't waste time tearing Horowitz to shreds, and rightfully so. But the saga doesn't end there! Horowitz decided his opinion was still correct and even elaborated in a second post adding:

    "When a man gives a woman an engagement ring, he buys the least expensive ring that he believes it will take to get her to agree to the proposal. For women, it may be a symbol of everlasting love, but for men (when it is expensive), it is akin to a business transaction. So when a male interviewer sees what appears to be an expensive engagement ring he assumes the wearer is, as I said in the article, 'high maintenance.'"

    There is not enough whiskey or time in the world to dissect everything that is wrong with the statement above. He also wrote another blog post about creating a viral blog post which according to the Daily Dot "boiled down to “have an opinion that people are going to argue about."

    Do you think Horowitz is right? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @WhatsTrending.

Comment with Facebook

This Teen Is Giving Feminine Hygiene Products to Homeless Women
This Badass THINX Fashion Show Won New York Fashion Week. Period.
Forcing Women to Take Their Headphones Out: Bad Idea, or Worst Idea?
According To This Idiot, Women Shouldn't Wear Engagement Rings To Interviews
The Internet May Have Rescued a Teen Girl From a Gay Conversion Camp
Female Server's Bloody Feet Show Problems with Restaurant Uniforms
Blink-182 Releases New Single!
Powerful Video Reveals the Abuse Hurled at Women Sportswriters
Trisha Hershberger Reads Her Nastiest Comments on “Creep Shaming”
Check Out Emma Watson Beatboxing for Lin-Manuel Miranda
“Nice Guy” Posts Condescending Flier in Woman’s Dorm
A Woman’s Breast Photo Has a Small But Crucial Warning Sign
Guys Ask For Affirmative Consent FOR THE FIRST TIME!
Introducing “Creep Shaming with Nadia G” ft Gaby Dunn!
Woman Gets Sexually Harassed, Then Gets an Apology - and a Fruit Basket
Famous Women Come Together to Support Kesha
South Dakota Passes Bill Against Transgender Students
Meet Ashley Graham, the First Plus-Sized Model on Sports Illustrated’s Cover