The first thing that makes me wonder about the supposed “skill gap” is that, when pressed for more evidence, roughly 10% of employers admit that the problem is really that the candidates they want won’t accept the positions at the wage level being offered. That’s not a skill shortage, it’s simply being unwilling to pay the going price.
— Peter Cappelli
I’ve noticed a tendency to want 10 years of experience but to pay for 0.
Overweight people face bias in many areas of the working world, from job interviews to performance evaluations. For example, studies have found that if two job applicants have identical qualifications, the one who is overweight is more likely to be rated negatively and less likely to be hired.
— Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
Yes, there is research supporting this. Since most people cannot permanently lose significant amounts of weight, this puts fat people at a disadvantage.
[T]here’s a century of research establishing the undeniable fact that working more than 40 hours per week actually decreases productivity.
I work in software, which likes to pretend this research doesn’t exist. I’ve been known to take longer lunches to maintain sanity.