I know there are firms out there that don’t discriminate, but finding them is like finding a needle in a haystack

“I’ve found myself having to lie in job interviews lately. In the last six months I’ve had three interviewers come straight out and say, ‘Do you have children? Do you want them in future?’ I have to say no, otherwise it’ll put me on the back foot. The fact they’re asking must mean they think it would count against me if I did want a family. It’s the right answer in an interview but not morally. In truth, having children is on my mind. But a man would never face those questions. I wish I could stand up for myself, but it’s hard to be a pioneer when you have to pay a mortgage. I’m still looking for a job. I know there are firms out there that don’t discriminate, but finding them is like finding a needle in a haystack.

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