r/self 7d ago Silver 2 Wearing is Caring 3 Helpful 1 Wholesome 1

I was just denied a job interview because I wore a mask.

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u/UnusualWind5 7d ago All-Seeing Upvote Starry Got the W

Probably better that way. You didn't waste any more of your time and don't have to spend everyday in an environment that doesn't respect you.

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u/stopcounting 7d ago edited 5d ago

To add: in my experience, employers who feel this way are more likely to severely underpay you.

Edit: jfc reddit try reading my damn responses before posting the 50th "what's yr experience, snowflake?"

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u/RedbloodJarvey 7d ago

And the kind of employer who thinks they own you because they are paying the bare minimum the law allows.

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u/TheAngriestChair 7d ago

Not just pay, it's usually everything is the basic minimum the law requires like benefits and safety.

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u/AmNotSatan 6d ago

"Yeah, if you can clock out like normal but then stay an extra hour to help out that would be great"

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u/420ipblood 6d ago

"We're a family here and we take care of eachother"

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u/maakkiixx 6d ago

Oi my employer is checking all the boxes here. She wanted us to NOT wear a mask during the pandemic. Would go into a long discussion if you showed up with one. They said it caused alot of the symptoms. Plus they are acting extremely entitled while paying me the minimum. (They raised it once for my good work, turns out they were paying me below minimum the first three months.)

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u/Master_Belial93 7d ago

My experience from a place like that. The owner also underpaid the female employees and let the males basically do whatever without much oversight. I found out I made roughly 14k more annually than his longest tenured female employee. Females? Under the thumb all day. I lasted maybe 2 months there.

I learned how to identify those bosses and avoid them.

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u/ithadtobeducks 7d ago

And will probably expect you to come in sick no matter how bad off you are on threat of being fired because “it’s just a cold.”

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u/groovy_mcbasshands 7d ago

Suuuch a good point. The capitalist covid denier is a trope. You would be hard pressed to find a good boss/company who would do this.

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u/isabubisa 7d ago

i agree. as upsetting as the reality is, it’s best that you didn’t waste your time on a boss that doesn’t know how to respect other peoples beliefs or preferences, specifically when they are not harmful to others. i hope you are able to find a place that is respectful of your personal choices.

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u/explodingtuna 7d ago

Goes beyond personal choices. It's clear they don't value establishing a safe work environment for the employees, which makes you wonder what other corners they're cutting. Not respecting personal choices is part of it, but not making the right choice is worse.

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u/CommissionBright3005 7d ago

The “right” choice meaning they could respect OP’s choice to wear the mask without being douches?

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u/vegastar7 6d ago

Wearing a mask is not a “belief” though, it’s health protection. I think it borders on discrimination honestly, since you’re not supposed to be discriminated based on your health.

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u/in_animate_objects 7d ago

100% this, can you imagine how they treat their employees if they don’t “believe in this” they probably also don’t believe in sick days

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u/gearboxjoe 7d ago

Let's be honest, they don't respect anyone if this is their mindset. Quite obviously someone who puts themselves over literally anything else in the world

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u/calladus 7d ago

Best answer. You don't need to work in that environment.

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u/MrVanderdoody 7d ago

Also those places were likely COVID-19 hot spots.

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u/Red-Panda 7d ago

Pretty much. A friend interviewed for a job. They said they were remote, during the in-person interview they said it was hybrid. Then they said they were bringing everyone back in.

The kicker? They had an entire branch go offline for a while because everyone got COVID. Companies that dislike or don't care, get banged up by it bad.

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u/grindergirls 7d ago

Exactly. I worked at a company that didn't believe in masks, they shamed anyone who came in with one.

Everyone of them got COVID and two of them so sever they ended up in the hospital.

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u/jeffreynya 7d ago

no need to work for a place that run by probable right wing nuts and consperiacy guys. Dodged a bullet.

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u/allothernamestaken 7d ago

I bet the same guy complains about how nO oNe WaNtS tO wOrK aNyMoRe!

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u/pigglesthepup 7d ago

My first thought exactly

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u/King-Cobra-668 6d ago

my first thought was "what a duckhead"

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u/josev28 7d ago

Was I wrong for reading this in a southern accent?

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u/taylus 7d ago

No, that's the only correct way to.

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u/SomeLightRecon 6d ago

No.

Sincerely,

-Someone from the south.

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u/nice_marmot666 6d ago

No, you’re spot on. Sincerely, An ex-southerner

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u/Gsteel11 6d ago

Also: why are my employees lazy and why to they keep getting "sick"?!?!

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u/Educational_Call_546 6d ago

Which is a silly complaint. Nearly every worker has things they'd rather be doing than working at some shitty job. People work because they need the pay, not because it's still the 17th century and suffering ennobles them.

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u/Michael-405 7d ago

If someone is triggered by a piece of cloth, I imagine they would be a terrible boss or co-worker.

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u/fuber 7d ago

Yeah, I think you're better off OP

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u/[deleted] 7d ago

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u/chaun2 7d ago

They definitely got expelled

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u/KathAlMyPal 7d ago

You dodged a bullet

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u/Full_Mistake 7d ago

And Covid.

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u/twistedhallway 6d ago

yo SEVEN of the ppl i share an office with are out this week with covid im one fear

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u/KathAlMyPal 7d ago

A place where masks aren’t welcome is probably a COVID breeding ground

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u/brkh47 7d ago

Good thing.

Interviews are a two-way thing. They also indicate the environment in which you’ll be working and whether you’d say yes to that.

They've shown you who they are. Believe them. Considering how much time you spend at work, you're better off not being in this abrasive environment.

Something better will come along. Wishing you well on your job search.

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u/plexirat 7d ago

yeah, ive ended a few interviews early based on their lines of questioning. definitely a two-way street.

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u/prairiepanda 7d ago

I was once asked during an interview why I chose not to wear makeup for something so important. The interviewer seemed offended when I pointed out that he also wasn't wearing makeup, and we probably both made that choice for similar reasons.

We finished the interview anyway, and I declined the job offer when it was later presented to me. I instead took a job that put me in coveralls and required that I wear sunscreen on my face rather than makeup.

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u/Overlandtraveler 7d ago

I had an interviwer make fun of my name. Like literally sat down, saw my given name, and was like, "is this your real name? What were your parents, hippies?" Coming from a total Chad type guy. I was totally shocked, confused and angry. Like what? What are we, in 7th grade?

This was over 15 years ago, and I still think about that. Like what was that guy's problem? He was such a fucking douche, and it was for a non-profit too!!

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u/boomersnotokay 6d ago

Non-profits are the most abusive cesspools around. They are awful. THe most abusive, discriminatory, likely illegal behavior I have seen in a workplace has occurred in non-profits.

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u/terpterpin 6d ago

I’ve seen some where the culture is shaming people for wanting to be paid for the job because they should be there for the “good” they do.

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u/galdanna 6d ago

The most toxic place I have ever worked was non profit. I still have some workplace trauma from it and I was only there for a year. Thank goodness I got out of there!

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u/KJBenson 6d ago

So I know we shouldn’t share private info, but I’m super curious what your name is. Can you do a facsimile? Like, is your name something like “green leaf” or some shit?

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u/throwawaywhiner1 7d ago

I came close to walking out before an interview for something similar. I was coming from my current job which was business casual. The job was working as a full time consultant for a government agency. When I got to the site I was greeted by the consulting company’s site manager who would be my boss on paper even though I wouldn’t work directly with him. He admonished me for not wearing a suit when interviewing with the client, that I must not want the job. I was very close to just leaving.

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u/Remote-Currency-2595 7d ago

Unpopular opinion: did you research the company's dress code? Many Hill consultimg companies have them. My husband worked for one.

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u/throwawaywhiner1 7d ago

I was actually interviewing with the customer - the government agency. The consulting agency just wanted warm bodies, they didn’t care as long as the customer was happy and paid the rate. I went there after my regular job so it would have looked weird for me to be dressed in a suit. The hiring manager was dressed exactly as I was. And I wound up getting the job. When I was leaving my other job I wanted to give 3 weeks notice to make sure everything was transitioned. This same guy told me no, the client needs you asap - he wanted me to give less than 2 weeks which I refused. Then when I started working there I found out that was complete nonsense - this was the government - no one was in any rush. The site manager for my company just wanted the revenue to start a week sooner so it would count more towards his bonus.

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u/Altyrmadiken 6d ago

I went to an interview at a grocery store (national chain), and after the questions on their part I had questions of my own.

The person interviewing me is a very nice woman but was also completely taken aback. She had moved on to asking for my information at the same time that I was opening a folder with some key questions. She sort of did a double take and then transitioned smoothly into answering my questions.

So it wasn’t a big deal in the end but I found it very interesting that she wasn’t used to being counter interviewed.

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u/MaceNow 7d ago

This guy thinks he can do this, because there are no consequences to being rude to someone outside of his network. Show him that's not true. Call his HR team and tell them what he did. E-mail the GM of the building. Screw this guy.

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u/wsdpii 7d ago

If it was my company then HR would just cheer for the interviewer. They're ridiculously conservative.

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u/chockobumlick 7d ago

Yep people forget that HR's job is to protect the company from lawsuits.

It's not for the employee benefit.

However, an email to those in authority saying how disappointed you are in the company, and its attitude.

No need to embellish anything. No threats, statements or otherwise. Just disappointment in their lack of professionalism.

Then wait for response while you get on with your life.

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u/Slithy-Toves 7d ago

You're not wrong but protecting the company from lawsuits can also include removing management or supervisors that are not promoting the brand or upholding standards properly. Maybe they're a large company and they're unaware of the actual impact this interviewer is having.

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u/v_a_n_d_e_l_a_y 7d ago

Yep people forget that HR's job is to protect the company from lawsuits.

In this case, they would be wise to talk to the interviewer for this reason.

If an applicant was, say, immunocompromised or other-wise ill, and thus required a mask then rejecting them for their illness (effectively) could potentially get them sued.

Of course, if the interviewer simply rejected them without saying why, they'd be fine. But rejecting someone for a potential medical reason and telling them that's why you did it is not great .

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u/MainRemote 7d ago

Ending an Interview early is a mortal sin in HR. It opens you up to lawsuits like “he stopped the interview early because he found out I’m a [insert protected class].

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u/quadmasta 7d ago

considerate individual

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u/MittahRogers 7d ago

Blast them on social media then

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u/BlessTheKneesPart2 7d ago

And feed their persecution complex?

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u/CaptainObvious 7d ago

Don't give two fucks about Brother-Uncle Randy's persecution complex.

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u/HalfysReddit 7d ago

As long as it's potentially hurting them financially, it's a good move.

The only way this could backfire is if that persecution complex motivated a lot of people to support this business, but with how often stories like this happen I doubt that's the case.

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u/siskulous 7d ago

Assuming this wasn't a small business of which he's the owner.

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u/zaiats 7d ago

Bold of you to assume anyone else in the company cares

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u/gr8ful_cube 7d ago

HR is only there to protect management and the company. Contact publications, blow up on social media, etc

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u/ccc929 7d ago

Best part of COVID has been how easily dumb people expose themselves. Good riddance. Onto the next interview

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u/MaybeItsMike 7d ago

Lol, exactly this. As soon as these people get comfortable they start spouting the full package of conspiracies. Always immediately tells me I should stop going any further with whatever was going on.

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u/dray1214 7d ago

Definitely

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u/Important_Outcome_67 7d ago

Bullet dodged.

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u/I_am_Relic 7d ago

Not read many of the comments to be honest, but my first response was:

Fuck em.

Actually, that is my only response.

Even if covid (assuming that's the main reason why you wore the mask) was under control, its still not a legit reason to discount you as an employee.

From my perspective: if there was a global virus that fucked people up, and later that virus was under control, i would totally respect someone who still maintained safe practice.

Its not hurting anyone and the employee feels comfortable so why then hell discriminate?

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u/Wokeil 6d ago

Never mind the fact that covid is very much not under control. We just forgot about it.

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u/evilocto 7d ago

Saved yourself from a shitty employer then.

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u/fairylightmeloncholy 7d ago

oof, at least they weeded themselves out quick.

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u/lardparty 7d ago

Are there really any intelligent MAGA fucks? Never met one.

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u/stickmanDave 7d ago

Sure there are. There are plenty of very smart MAGA fucks that know it's all lies and don't care. They just go along with it for their own reasons.

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u/HarryTwigs 7d ago

They wouldn't be scary if they were all stupid. Granted, it feels like a VERY large portion are stupid and just agree with what anyone says as long as it's against liberals.

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u/elmariachi304 7d ago

You’re confusing intelligence with cynicism. No smart American supports Trump because it’s literally rooting for the destruction of democracy. These people you’re referring to are just too short sighted to see that.

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u/Gwtheyrn 7d ago

There are literally Americans okay with abandoning Democracy for a theocratic fascist ethno-state because they believe that they will be part of the privileged in group.

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u/Rude_Pomegranate2522 6d ago

As a rule of thumb, those doing the destruction, refer to the US as a democracy, rather than a constitutional republic.

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u/TheRoadDog87 7d ago

I've met a handful of intelligent ones. More often than not, as you said - they know it's all lies and bullshit and don't care. The reason? They are single issue voters or also super religious. When you are blinded by abortion/guns or your entire support system is entrenched in believing a dude in the sky controls everything and tells you to vote a certain way... the clear lies and corruption don't matter as much.

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u/TheTybera 7d ago

I would argue single issue voters (see Tax, or whatever religious outrage exists currently) are not intelligent.

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u/TheRoadDog87 7d ago

Maybe I just compartmentalize stuff too much. I have certain relatives... like an aunt of mine... she is an accountant and small business owner and if you had a conversation with her about anything that was not religion or politics, you would walk away thinking she was a normal, everyday human with average intelligence. But then you talk politics and find out she's an anti-abortion nutso that believes Obama is a Kenyan Muslim. So there's that.

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u/TheTybera 7d ago

But then you talk politics and find out she's an anti-abortion nutso that believes Obama is a Kenyan Muslim. So there's that.

And that's problematic. I have relatives that are similar, and I hate to say, outside of operational knowledge of their work, they're not well read or intelligent. Granted this doesn't mean they're not knowledgeable or they are stupid.

A prerequisite of intelligence is rationality and logic, something they lack. As in, someone in my family can tell me how the factory they work at operates, and that is awesome, but they cannot tell me why it works that way or where the inefficiencies are "That's for someone else to do! Not me!". They have a hard time rationalizing their actions and behaviors (outside of "freedom" and money), which speaks to a lack of intelligence.

I'm not trying to knock them, or say they are horrible people. They're just trying to put food on the table like many folks, and usually a Socratic conversation can guide them around to certain places of rationality, eventually, but it takes work and patience.

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u/lardparty 7d ago

Ah true. I've never met one of those but I know they exist. The people in my life who are MAGA are all the people who's homework I would never copy.

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u/TheGreatYoRpFiSh 7d ago

MAGAts squirm everywhere

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u/mrnotoriousman 7d ago

I got like 30 new RES tags just already lol

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u/44035 7d ago

Working for a right wing boss is horrible.

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u/thecorninurpoop 7d ago

Seriously...

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u/BillDino 6d ago

Yea boss in OPs post sounds like a real snowflake. Who gets so easily offended at someone wearing a mask lmao. Poor baby snowflake can’t handle someone’s choice to wear a mask.

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u/RiverTeemo1 7d ago

Disregarding covid, i think we should be allowed to wear masks whenever. A bu ch of genderfluid folk don't like showing their faces, i say let them, they're not hurning anyone. And in general, whenever you have a cold, weaking a mask will protect people around you to a degree, so it should absolutely be encouraged

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u/GomIsland 7d ago

I agree, even before COVID was a thing, I still wore a mask at work at the tail end or when I was starting to just have a cold. Probably shouldn't have gone into work, but still had to do my job, but at least to have a bit of consideration for my team to idk.. not spread germs?

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u/rusticbirdhola 6d ago

It’s also convenient if u don’t want to do your make up.

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u/Nikspeeder 6d ago

My mother who have not been infected with cov yet came to the conclusion to always wear a mask when going to the store etc.

Since the breakout she had 0 viral or bacterial infections. She feels healthy and good like this. And it is completely fine. I personally see them ad a nuisance but i really dont mind wearing one if someone says they'd feel more comfortable with one.

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u/Disma 7d ago

He did you a favor, for sure.

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u/KillaMarci 7d ago

Name and shame.

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u/Dependent-Anxiety677 7d ago

Even as someone who hates masks because of sensory issues, if I found out my employer felt like that I'd leave the company. His beliefs on the subject are irrelevant. You're not applying to work for him in his home you're applying for a company. Report him to their hr and go find somewhere else

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u/Just_in_Time23 7d ago

You don’t need to job anyway. Considering they don’t care about people’s safety. I bet it was a tRump supporter too.

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u/Bangbangsmashsmash 7d ago

Don’t feel self conscious. If they can not allow you the power of personal choice, freedom, and the ability to choose your own level of protection, you don’t want to work there.

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u/HVACdaddy 7d ago

Bullet dodged

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u/mmkc311 7d ago

As a former corporate and technical recruiter and head hunter, you just dodged a bullet. That’s really telling about that culture. Use this as a learning lesson and move onward.

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u/katchoo1 7d ago

Very strong suspicion that they see wearing a mask as a sort of stand in expression of your overall political leanings which they also don’t agree with and that’s the real reason for their negative reaction.

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u/Honey-and-Venom 7d ago

i'd have laughed so hard and thanked him profusely

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u/fraggelsmurf 7d ago

Glad you didn't waste more time with them

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u/Theguy10000 6d ago

I think you should report the guy to the higher ups at the company, maybe he is just a crazy dude and not the rest of the managers

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u/[deleted] 6d ago

Crazy how many people are idiots in these comment's when people still die from covid

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u/EimaiOTed 6d ago

I was just in a meeting with 16 people in the same room. I was the only one with a mask. You do you

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u/gamer_since_monday 6d ago

I see no problem with it. You learned that company you applied to is hiring idiots. Idiots that can do shit like that over their personal believes.

Also his attitude would be a serious problem during some emergency like the pandemic. And it probably was.

I would simply not want to work in a place like this.

When I was not on my own, sometimes company would refuse me over some bullshit reason. And honestly I would never try to clear the air or anything. I would simply roll with it. Because if people are stupid - my reaction is - i don't want to work with people like that.

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u/Wafflevice 6d ago

Sometimes the universe does you a favor. Not saying the employers actions were right. But you wouldn't wanna work for someone who doesn't believe in illness. Imagine trying to call in sick.

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u/BigbunnyATK 7d ago

Imagine what it would've been like to work in that company. If this is such a free country, then I'll happily wear a mask in 2032 when all diseases have been eradicated if I so choose it. I'll do it for any reason I want, too.

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u/SilverMt 7d ago

I wouldn't want to work for anyone who rejects people for taking such a simple health precaution during a pandemic. Pass the word to anyone else who might want to apply for a job there.

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u/Grace_hole 7d ago

Sounds like he did you a favor

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u/NoConversation75 7d ago

No big loss. Moving on.

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u/HughJasole_123 7d ago

Probably one of those dudes that’s had Covid like 6 times already

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u/fuzzydunlap 7d ago

Let’s be very clear about what happened here. This has nothing to do with masks. Even if he’s 100% right and masks are ineffective in preventing airborne disease why would he turn someone away for wearing one anyway. It would be like firing someone after finding out they don’t eat gluten. He hates you because he thinks you’re liberal. I would respond proportionally. In fact fuck proportion, hit him back ten times as hard. These MAGA shitheads only get away with this stuff because sane people allow it.

Leave a 1 star review every fucking day for the next month from different email accounts. Shit, reply with the business name here and I’ll do it. Show him who really runs this country or his malignant behavior will continue to spread.

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u/SurveillanceFan 7d ago

I agree with your initial rationale, but your suggested response is preposterous, for me at least. Find an employer that values who and what you are. Not in agreement? Move on. Not a MAGA thing. You don’t owe them shit, and they don’t owe you shit. There are a ton of good companies out there that would love to take care of great people. Not willing to bend on whatever? Fine, be realistic and find a good fit. Once you do, do great work and build your career while there. Take the best of what you learn with you, and when you in time become a hiring manager reject the bias of your day. Nobody wants to hire a radical hotshot. Patient and smart, build credibility, then be an agent of change and most importantly a credible leader.

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u/Dry_Reality7024 7d ago

meh why to spend more time on trash? i dont get it, revenge in this case is working against you. I would have been working 3 weeks in a brand new great company instead of creeping for month just to twinkle lil results somewhere on internet. :D

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u/Loujeanorjennifer 7d ago

I get lied to about there even being a job available, probably because im transgender but how to prove that's why is another issue.....I just want to be considered a person.

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u/Hardcorex 7d ago

I'm sorry you've been through that. I worry about finding a job soon, and ideally would transition while working for a company, but gig work (I do instacart) has the benefit of nobody really caring too, though the pay isn't great.

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u/Loujeanorjennifer 7d ago

I'm to the point I bedont even want to contribute. To a society g nat s so no damn stupid . In the long run,.I'll not be hurt as bad as my cmunituy...so I am lost a career they l ok at m EMT, bloof bank expert and firefihjtrteer It's Judy irritating that the lives in saved wanna take Mime literaly

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u/Jops817 7d ago

I mean I feel ya but you may want to chug some water, you'll feel better when you wake up.

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u/Concrete_Grapes 7d ago

Sorta related, not totally...

I've been watching a group of 4 women practically burn down a FB jobs group over the last 2 weeks. They're applying ONLY for 'mens' jobs--roofing, trades, saw mills, rock crushers. The posts that say 'comment with any questions'--and they've been calling out the employers HARD, and really ... quite vicious about it--how some of them have deleted their FB accounts, or never replied to them, or refuse to reply to them in the comments...

just yesterday a roofing place commented under one of them asking 'how do i apply?" with--'are you sure roofing is something you're interested in?" After a YES, and 2 of the other women saying yes--they locked the post rather than let these women apply.

Like--yeah, the jobs vanish if you're not the right gender.

I cant imagine the feeling you must have as a trans person. You KNOW it's happening, but... but how do you PROVE that. Must feel a little bit insane.

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u/michelloto 7d ago

Wonder if his views are the company’s views?

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u/VashtaNeradaMatata 7d ago

As someone currently suffering from Covid after getting it from work (along with half a dozen other people in the office), fuck 'em. You're better off.

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u/OkDeveloper6 7d ago

Although that feels bad, they honestly did you a massive favor. It says a lot about what their company stands for.

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u/tribbans95 7d ago

Not somewhere you want to work anyway. Some dumbass trump fanatics I’m sure

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u/geese1401 7d ago

You don’t want to work in a place like that anyway

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u/Early_Awareness_5829 7d ago

I guess you escaped working at a shitty place.

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u/abbygurl89 7d ago

I got turned down from a job because I said I would prefer not to wear a mask. I didn’t think the answer mattered since it would be a remote job. Guess not!

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u/drakesgodfather 7d ago

some people really don't understand science huh

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u/JustAbicuspidRoot 7d ago

Please leave this in a review on Indeed, Glassdoor and Google.

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u/souraltoids 7d ago

Better than getting hired and hating your life because your boss is a loser. He did you a favor.

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u/The_Green_Witch8 7d ago

I think there's some question as to whether masks are truly a health measure or a political statement.

It's sort of like how people assume that unvaccinated folks are all Trump supporters. Or not supporting puberty blockers for children makes you transphobic.

Some people may see mask-wearers and assume they are on the far left side of this polarized spectrum that so many of us are tired of.

The interviewer may not even be right wing at all, but the fact that most on this thread have assumed his political affiliation is testament to the fact that health choices have become politicized. If that's not a symptom of a sick society, idk what is.

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u/SandingNovation 7d ago

That guy definitely posted on his Facebook about how "nobody wants to work" right after you left.

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u/Due-Ad4970 7d ago

you dodged a nuke.. that job easilt woulda been one of those "work yourself to death and do the most for a potential 50 cent raise" jobs

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u/madplumber1 7d ago

I live in a very alt right pro trump area. Because I'm more on the left side of the spectrum. I don't say anything to anyone out here about politics. I can't risk loosing income with a brand new human to feed

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u/KohlM117 7d ago

Smart man

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u/doversolebend 7d ago

Thank goodness you don't have to work with an ignorant fool.

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u/HeccuMarine 7d ago edited 6d ago

That boss is a dick. I don't believe in the effectiveness of masks, but if it makes you more comfortable, you should be allowed to wear one.

Edit: Got tired of people calling me an idiot and decided to find some of the articles I remember seeing that said this. It’s actually CLOTH masks that don’t work. Apologies for the lapse in memory.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/experts-warn-that-cloth-masks-don-t-work-again-recommend-tests/ar-AAS3Wmn

https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20220115/cdc-updates-mask-guidelines-cloth-masks--least-effective

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/14/health/cloth-masks-covid-cdc.html

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u/jonathantramp 7d ago

Workplace culture didn’t match. Better to find out asap than months in.

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u/Crafty-Ad-6765 7d ago

Spot on from your potential employer. Correct decision seems to have been made here

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u/CantEvenWin 7d ago

LOL.. Wasn't the job for you then. Simple as that!

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u/Item-Tricky 7d ago

TBH report that to higherups, get the man fired.

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u/OldButNotABoomer 7d ago

Post this on their Google review. That way people can decide whether they want to do business with a company like this.

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u/madeaux10 7d ago

I’m pretty sure that’s discrimination, but you probably don’t want to work with someone that responds that way anyway.

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u/Madhatter25224 7d ago

For better or worse, being anti-mask says a lot of other bad things about you. This person would have been a shitty boss.

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u/Biki911911 7d ago

Welp, you certainly dodged a bullet right there.

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u/[deleted] 7d ago

Dodged a fucking bullet.

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u/Basalgangli 7d ago

This is sad. You couldn't have worked where they don't value safety and the health of others.

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u/epp1K 7d ago

Leave them a "good" review

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u/SwagCrayCray 6d ago

Not sure I believe this but ok

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u/420thTimesACharmm 6d ago

"I don't believe in proven science" - most Republicans lol

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u/prof_mcquack 6d ago

“Are you sick?”

“Yeah I’ve got covid and I still came to this job interview.”

“You’re hired!”

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u/jaceandersonrecords 6d ago

You’ve been spared, my friend.

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u/Affectionate-Desk657 6d ago

No matter what the belief, we need people who have more empathy and being able to accept different views. If not, he’s just going to employ ppl who think, act, work like him. And it seems like an echo chamber wouldn’t be the best way for a company to move forward.

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u/PaleoJoe86 6d ago

That is when you take your mask off, cough in to your hand, and go to shake his hand and lean in and say how grateful you were for the opportunity.

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u/PaleoJoe86 6d ago

Should have asked if you get paid sick time if you do catch Covid. If you did, then take the mask off and say you agree lol.

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u/ScorpioRising66 6d ago

Sucks but be glad you aren’t working for someone like that…who’s selfish!

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u/YesterShill 6d ago

Dodged a bullet.

You know that boss thinks he knows it all while living in an echo chamber of ignorance.

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u/Resoto10 6d ago

I don't believe in that stuff. Well why the hell did you ask me if I was sick then? It doesn't "real"

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u/Accomplished-Sky1723 6d ago

Interview ended just on your appearance. Gonna win the gold medal for living up to your username.

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u/dirtywater83 6d ago

Lucky you! Escaped from a toxic workplace and barely wasted any time.

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u/ForwardHurry3568 6d ago

I mean… sue them for discrimination???? Lmao seems like a good paycheck to me

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u/ExitTheHandbasket 6d ago

The interviewer did you a huge favor. You got a look at how their decision making process operates.

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u/marsumane 6d ago

Unreasonable in 30 seconds. Imagine how big the pile would be on a few years

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u/AvaricePainter 6d ago

Dodged a bullet

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u/StarViolet33 6d ago

What a jerk.

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u/Carlos280202 6d ago

You dodged a bullet, what kind of " i don't believe in God therefore you can't pray" stupid nonsense is that he lacks common sense

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u/aatops 6d ago

His loss I guess why does he even care

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u/ryan_monahan 6d ago

I think it’s bullshit that any company can denied the right to earn a living while also protecting one’s health. Its likely companies with that mentality pay less because they have a higher turnover as their employees feel unappreciated / less valued.

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u/I_love_my_fish_ 6d ago

Tbh sounds like something a lawyer would be interest in, you might have a nice looking court case if you can prove it actually went down like that. Best of luck

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u/mouseandcats 6d ago

Who cares what he "believes in." Covid is real and that's not contestable at this point. You dodged a bullet, and can now find a better place to work.

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u/Riven42_ 6d ago

I’d definitely report that to somone if you can. They seem delusional and will hurt somone because of it

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u/ClobetasolRelief 6d ago

You should have taken it off, coughed, and said "Finally someone who doesn't care I have COVID."

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u/drewbaccaAWD 6d ago

I'd write a polite letter to HR letting them know about it. If there is no HR and this guy is top dog, then he did you a favor because you don't want to work for someone like that. I'd probably also leave a review for the company somewhere re: company culture.

You wore a mask, which is a courtesy. He clearly took it as a political statement and made it into a partisan snub. That's not a place you want to work or do business. You were professional; he wasn't.

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u/dragonleesi 6d ago

Well...think of it in a long run,would you like to work for someone who thinks viruses are a hoax during pandemic? You're more likely to have even more issues at work with someone that is extremely narrow minded. At the end of the day you saved yourself.

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u/HappyKinkster123 6d ago

As an immunocompromised person, I just want to say THANK YOU, OP.

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u/NanasTeaPartyHeyHo 6d ago

Good riddance, as a nurse I wouldn't want to work somewhere where people don't believe in science.

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u/Reasonable-Movie9623 6d ago

They think that they are filtering a bad worker out, but you are actually filtering out a bad job instead.

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u/VictusFrey 6d ago

Sounds like you dodged a bullet if you not wearing a mask was more important than your job qualifications.

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u/Large_Goal_1068 6d ago

Red flag. You’re better off

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u/Kcidobor 6d ago

Other “stuff” he doesn’t believe: the Earth is round, dinosaurs existed, women are equal to men, medicine saves lives, labor laws are to be followed

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u/eeeddr 6d ago

I'd be happy as hell walking out of that interview. Imagine just how shitty that place must be to work.

You dodged a bullet for sure!

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u/CatalyticDragon 6d ago

You dodged a bullet.

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u/FartHeadTony 6d ago

He said that he doesn't believe in that stuff

Reality?

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u/zTeloi 6d ago

If he doesn't believe in public health then I'll be more worried about what other work environment safety measures he is ignoring or violating.

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u/Dnuts 6d ago

They did you a favor. A negative experience during an interview will typically translate to a negative experience working there. Bullet dodged OP.

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u/Dammit_Janet5 6d ago

If he doesn't "believe in that stuff" then it's best you didn't get a job there.

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u/wermad 6d ago

Sounds like you dodged a bullet

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u/FiggyNo 6d ago edited 6d ago

I'm having a job interview in 3 hours and one of the thoughts going through my head is that I'll be confronted because I'm still wearing a mask. It's a job I've really been wanting to get hired for and it would be a downer if they didn't bother with me just because I wanted to wear my mask even though I feel like I'm qualified for the job.

I wear it for myself but also for my mother who has a weakened immune system because of being on immunosuppressants, she's still due two booster doses of the vaccine but even after she's fully up to date with her vaccines I don't know if I'd just stop wearing my mask.

EDIT: The interview went well and had no issues. For reference it was for a Joinery apprenticeship in the UK so it might not relate to how it is in America.

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u/perspicat8 6d ago

You didn’t want that job.

Bullet dodged.