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Alex(sadly)Maleev
08-19-2009, 06:02 PM
I'm telling I am a Satanist.

Maestro
08-19-2009, 06:03 PM
they will look at you funny if you say that.

Jacques Toochay
08-19-2009, 06:07 PM
Absolutely not.

Unless I'm mistake (feel free to correct me legal eagles), isn't it also constitutionally illegal to do so in the States?
Or maybe it's just a foolish mistake by the employer which leaves them open to constitutional litigation?

Jason Baur
08-19-2009, 06:08 PM
IANAL, but in most cases, it would be very, very illegal for them to ask. Anti-discrimination laws and all that.

Magnum V.I.
08-19-2009, 06:08 PM
Yep. It's an illegal question to ask.

Artie Pink
08-19-2009, 06:09 PM
Not legal. But... why are you applying for a job?!

Treacle
08-19-2009, 06:12 PM
You can certainly volunteer that information, but they can't ask.

Alex(sadly)Maleev
08-19-2009, 06:13 PM
Not legal. But... why are you applying for a job?!

since I was a kid I wanted to be a garbage man.

EDIT: A satanist garbage man.

The Hodag
08-19-2009, 06:14 PM
since I was a kid I wanted to be a garbage man.

Before the script doctors got to Goodfellas...

JoeE
08-19-2009, 06:15 PM
Which law says you can't even ask? I know you can't discriminate on the basis of religion, but I didn't think there was a law preventing you from even asking.

Either way, it's a pretty stupid question to ask that certainly wouldn't do you any favors in a religious discrimination suit.

Ryan Elliott
08-19-2009, 06:16 PM
Yeah, they can't ask. And you could sue them if they do.

JamesV
08-19-2009, 06:17 PM
I mean I could see that coming up if you were interviewing for a Rabbi or Nun or All-Hail Mighty Satan Cult Leader....

UltraMan Tiga of Planet X
08-19-2009, 10:03 PM
also no questions about age allowed

The Crushtacean
08-19-2009, 10:17 PM
also no questions about age allowed

That's not exactly true. They can ask if you are over 18. That's about the limit of it, though.

c. page
08-19-2009, 11:29 PM
since I was a kid I wanted to be a garbage man.

EDIT: A satanist garbage man.

aren't all garbage men satanists?

ernster
08-19-2009, 11:32 PM
i don't think they can legally ask. and even if you told them you were a satanist, i'm not sure they could fire you.

you know, unless you're in the running for pope, but that's an elected office.

stevapalooza
08-19-2009, 11:56 PM
I always hope that they'll ask just so I can say "Anabaptist." Then they'd say"Don't see many of you guys around anymore" and I'd be like "I know, riiiight?"

Alex(sadly)Maleev
08-20-2009, 12:52 AM
I decided to say either "I am Bohemian" or "I am a Frankfurter". :surrend:

James W
08-20-2009, 01:33 AM
Consider Tarvuism (http://www.tarvu.com/).

panco
08-20-2009, 01:42 AM
Consider Tarvuism (http://www.tarvu.com/).

Why on Earth is there a Dog in the header of this website ????

And alligators..... with tiaras?????? !!!!

http://www.tarvu.com/images/title_graphic.jpg

Corwin: Bear Fighter
08-20-2009, 01:49 AM
Why on Earth is there a Dog in the header of this website ????

And alligators..... with tiaras?????? !!!!

http://www.tarvu.com/images/title_graphic.jpg

Octopuses are holy creatures!

panco
08-20-2009, 01:50 AM
Octopuses are holy creatures!

You're right ! There's also an octopus. omg...

Marc Lombardi
08-20-2009, 03:18 AM
My old boss had a very coy way of asking whenever he interviewed someone for a job, including me. He is an Irish Catholic Republican (think Jack Donaghy but sleazier) and when he'd ask about where you live or grew up he'd ask "Oh, what Parrish is that?" I just happened to know mine and he assumed I was Catholic.

Alex(sadly)Maleev
08-20-2009, 04:28 AM
Friend of mine was asked during INS interview when was the last time he had sex with his wife. He didn't know, but kept cool and cited invasion of privacy and refused to answer the question playing upset. He passed.

panco
08-20-2009, 05:03 AM
Friend of mine was asked during INS interview when was the last time he had sex with his wife. He didn't know, but kept cool and cited invasion of privacy and refused to answer the question playing upset. He passed.

Totally inappropriate that he has been asked that but also a bit sad that he didn't remembered the last time he had intercourse with the lady...

Alex(sadly)Maleev
08-20-2009, 05:04 AM
Totally inappropriate that he has been asked that but also a bit sad that he didn't remembered the last time he had intercourse with the lady...

He didn't silly.

DaGetHighKnight
08-20-2009, 07:35 AM
There is a freeze on DOS jobs:) Garbage men in NYC make over 100k a year with overtime not to mention all the cool garbage finds. The only downfall is doing the nasty on a day like today.