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Male Job Recruiter Tells Women To Take Off their Engagement Rings for Interviews

Because the workplace wasn't hard enough for women anyways (how's that wage gap coming along?), male job recruiter Bruce Hurwitz now says women should take off their engagement rings during interviews.

In his blog post on LinkedIn, Hurwitz writes:

A colleague interviewed a woman. I was not present during the interview. When they left the conference room the woman asked my colleague, "You know, I have had a number of interviews and no offers. Did you find anything wrong with my interviewing skills?" My colleague assured her that she had not. Even though I had not been introduced to her, and despite the fact that, at that moment, I was alone with five women all of whom were wearing engagement rings, I said, "Lose the rock!"Everyone looked at me. The woman had the Hope Diamond on her finger. She, and my colleagues, asked for an explanation."When a man sees that ring he immediately assumes you are high maintenance. 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!"

According to Hurwitz, engagement rings mean high maintenance. Which is absolutely absurd. He also goes on to say that it will cause jealousy among other women who previously had the largest ring in the office. Because apparently women don't actually work, they just compare accessories? He even goes so far as to say that women only agree to engagement for the ring.

After receiving backlash, Hurwitz wrote another blog post claiming it's not just women who need to watch how they accessorize. He also states that men should take off expensive watches because it gives the impression that he's too valuable. You'll notice the distinct difference here. "Too valuable" versus "high maintenance."

There's really no excuse for this kind of misogyny in 2016. To suggest you wouldn't hire a woman based off the size of her engagement ring is so disgustingly offensive we don't even know what to say.

Guess it's pretty clear he's single, though.

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