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.”
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