Thursday, February 18, 2010


I had an interesting interview with a well know nonprofit. Seems they are not concerned with my skills. My skills actually show me as over qualified for the job. The real concern is that I am a 46 year old, White, Straight, Christian, Male. I was asked if I could handle the diversity of the organization. I responded with, “Well, as a 46 year old, white, straight, Christian, male, I thought I was just another patch on the very diverse quilt that makes up this nation.” He responded with, “Well said.” If I am not offered the position it will be because of prejudice. It is sad to me that if that happens, no agency will come to my defense and it will be seen as just fine for them to be hypocrites. Where is the good will here? Is that really equality? We will see.


  1. Once, at the ripe old age of not-quite-19, I was denied the "privilege" of even being allowed to apply for a certain job because I "don't fit the Required Equal Opportunity parameters". It's crazy, but ya gotta just learn to "Roll With It".

  2. Hope you find something soon Timothy! I know just how hard it can be; Jeff has been pretty frustrated too. It seems that everywhere he goes, he is either "over-qualified," or under-qualified for the job. It's so stupid that businesses won't hire an "over-qualified" worker who is more than willing to be paid less money just to have a job. We will be praying for you guys!