A mother took it to Reddit to ask the readers whether she was rude to feed her baby during a job interview. The readers slammed her with comments and told her not only she was rude but was unprofessional as well.
A mother explained how she was branded as rude and unprofessional online when she shared her story online. The mother shared that she had a successful phone interview for a job in March and was asked for a personal interview n the summer for a position in a childcare facility. Before she went for her interview she made sure that she could bring her seven-month-old son along with her for the interview. The employers did not object to that.
Thus, the mother along with her son reached the place for her interview for the new job. She was prepared and arrived early for her interview along with her son. Everything was going okay until her son started fussing and crying because he was hungry. She asked the director if she could feed her son and clearly explained that she would be feeding him solids and will not breastfeed him. The woman explained that the director looked at her funny and enquired whether she could do it after the interview.
She explained, “I smiled and said, well he’s hungry now, and I’d like to go ahead and take care of that. She told me there wasn’t anything to put him on and she had no food for him. I clarified that I brought his food, he just needs to be fed. She replied that he needed to wait until we were done. I laughed a bit and invited her to explain to my infant son that he needed to wait, saying he may listen to her, but I’d doubt it since you know, he’s a baby, and when babies are hungry, you feed them.”
She further shared “She said she would interview the other candidate first to allow me time to feed the baby. I sat on the floor out of the way in the lobby as they had no tables to put the car seat on and fed him, changed him in the back of my car, and came back in. I was almost immediately called back by the director. I thanked her for being flexible with the interview order so I could feed my son and that I got him fed and changed. She immediately told me that in 20 years she has only done this twice, and told me that she didn’t think I would be a good fit for the position.”
The readers were quick to give the woman their opinion when she asked them. One replied: “I’ve never hired anyone that brought their kid to an interview. I read that as this person doesn’t have reliable child care, so how often will there be a problem with their work schedule.” Another commented: “You’re not only rude and condescending but also extremely unprofessional. You had months to arrange for child care for this interview and refused.” Looks like no one was with the mother on this.