'I don't employ married women'

Last updated 05:00 19/12/2012
Home cooks stuck in a rut
The Age
WORKING FROM HOME? An employer said he didn't hire married woman because their place was at home raising children.

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A few years ago I applied for a job at a factory making trampolines.

The manager's first question was: "Are you a married woman?"

I thought 'ughh you creep' but bit my tongue and asked why he needed to know.

His answer left me speechless: "I don't employ married women because their place is in the home to raise their children properly."

Guess what though? I truly hate to admit it - being a (reformed) seventies feminist  - but he's dead right.

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