Gah. This Ethicist piece is going to become Exhibit A for two groups of people who annoy me: conservatives who are convinced the world is set against them, and career advisors who strip my Fed Soc officer positions off my resume.
Suffice to say, when I read that the first thing I thought of was how brilliant you are and how the hiring manager fucked up big time if you were one of the ones cast aside. CC
I've worried about putting UU volunteer work I've done on resumes. Just not sure if it was frowned upon to list religious organizations on work applications.Though ... do you think there are any organizational memberships that WOULD be okay to hold against someone?
Oddly, I once moved to include "political veiwpoint" in the anti-discrimination statement of a UU church of which I was a member. It passed, but I noticed that the handful of "no" votes came from the social action types. I honestly don't think that most UU churches discriminate against conservatives, but things like that give one pause.
CC, thanks.hsofia, I'd probably hold membership in certain extremist organizations (e.g. environmental groups that engage in property destruction, or pro-life groups that favor posting doctors' home addresses online) against a person. But that's partly out of the belief that someone who is stupid enough to list those groups on a resume is too stupid to work with me. Any group that's mainstream enough to have members currently on the Supreme Court or in other high government office is one that I'm going to assume isn't too wacked out.
Like PG, I can also see holding it against someone if they are a member of a group that advocates illegal activity. I also might question if I worked on one side of an issue and someone who had worked on the other side of the issue all their lives now wanted to work for my side, though I could probably be won over by a convincing cover lettter or interview detailing the reasons for the change of heart. CC
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