A job recruiter started waves after he posted an article on LinkedIn last week detailing why a woman should avoid wearing her engagement ring to job interviews. The post sparked rebuttals from female users on the site.
The post was made on LinkedIn by Bruce Hurwitz, who said that women should avoid wearing engagement rings to interviews because it "sends the message that she's high maintenance."
"When a man sees that ring he immediately assumes you are high maintenance," he wrote in the post. "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!"
Many LinkedIn users took offense to Hurwitz's advice with one user calling it "misguided, petty, and misogynistic" and another saying it is "ridiculous and it makes women sound petty and small."
Hurwitz published a follow-up post that related the engagement ring advice to having men avoid wearing expensive watches .
"In a perfect world we would be judged solely on our professional qualifications. It is not a perfect world. And our behavior is relevant in a job interview," he stated in the final post. "Behavior includes what you wear to an interview and, whether you like it or not, how you behave on-line. Except if it is for religious or health purposes, or a consequence of sexual orientation, an employer can reject an employee based on what they are wearing. They can always be rejected based on how they act."
My question is, what is this guy on?
A Sanford, Fl. woman has filed for bankruptcy after losing a whooping chunk of a $1 million lottery jackpot to her ex boyfriend for failing to share.
62 year old Lynn Anne Poirier didn't list former boyfriend Howard Browning as a creditor in the case filed Saturday. She listed the case against Browning as "pending".
Last month a Seminole County jury ordered her to pay Browning $291,000 after deciding that the couple had a valid but unwritten contract to split any large lottery jackpot.
Browning's attorney Sean Sheppard ask a jugde last week to add on more than $150,000, claiming interest due since the 2007 winnings.
Poirier took a one-time lump sum $750,000 patment and claimed in court there wasn't an agreement to split the jackpot.
What do you think, was the jury correct in awarding the ex boyfriend?
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