Bigots in the work place

Yesterday I bumped into a friend in the parking lot.  We chatted for a few minutes and brought each other up to speed and discussed getting together with our wifes for lunch sometime. But the most interesting then he had to tell me was the almost mind boggling bigotry he ran into in a recent job interview.

My friend used to own a gun range and after ending up on the losing end of a lease dispute decided to go back into software development rather than reopen his gun range some place else. Of course the eight or ten years running the gun range shows up either on his resume or in any discussion about that gap in his employment history. He had been through several one-on-one interviews and was being recommended as a hire by them. Then he was interviewed by one last person.

For 40 minutes he was peppered with questions like:

  • Do you have a problem anger managment?
  • What would you do if you didn’t get the promotion you expected?

He didn’t get the job.

We, gun owners, are being treated like the gays of 20 years ago and the blacks of 60 years ago.