She refused to Hire Me Because of My Gender

She’d decided to hire a man before interviewing me

Jade M.
Living Out Loud
Published in
3 min readJun 30, 2023

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Photo by Karolina Grabowska: https://www.pexels.com/photo/cheerful-woman-working-on-laptop-and-smiling-4467683/

My interviewer was a middle-aged woman clad in plaid pajama bottoms and a band shirt with a hole near her armpit. Her hair was piled into a messy bun atop her head, and she burped as she reached out and shook my hand. She didn’t excuse her belch, and her hand was sweaty. I stood there, frozen with a mix of…

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Jade M.
Living Out Loud

Jade is a Louisiana based author who loves video games and usually writes about experiences she has. https://linktr.ee/jmcculloch120