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Old 12-09-2008, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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I had a interview years ago and the interviewing manager asked me what HS I went to. Now as a black woman the only "acceptable" answer is either Walnut Hills or any Catholic HS. Well I attended one of Cincinnati Public's terrible institutions. He wanted to know what a typical day was like at my school. Well, I pretty much blanked out those years the minute my diploma was in my hand. I wanted to say something smart like "There were fights daily and a ton of pregnant girls". I just told him I didn't remember HS since I had ATTENDED COLLEGE at UC after graduating.

I think this question has a lot to do with demographic/sociological viewpoints. I had a co-worker that attended Walnut Hills and she went to O State and dropped out. She used to find jobs left and right and got hired at places I tried to get hired with. It was like having Walnut Hills on her resume was some advantage.
Well for two people that have high school diplomas, Walnut is an advantage over let's say.... Withrow. But once you go to college then that takes presedence for the most part, at least with real jobs. No one knew what high school i went to once i got my current job. But after high school of course one school COULD be preferred. Nothing wrong with that and its on point. But what you going to do with a high school diploma anyhow, get the better hours at Walmart?

G Man
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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I have a simular story to the ones of the OP. I was in a meijer store and I asked if there was a borders bookstore near by, and he just said, "please" and walked away. It made me so mad and I was confused at first but now it makes sense.
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:57 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring,Maryland
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G Man

You do have to put that information on a job application and this interview was for a "real" job. Not some retail/restaurant gig. I don't think the question had anything to do with knowledge or educational level. It was a question being used to determine if I was from the "right" area. I have seen and heard many people in Cincy do this.
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:06 AM
 
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It was a question being used to determine if I was from the "right" area. I have seen and heard many people in Cincy do this.
What, what high school you went to?
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Old 12-15-2008, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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G Man

You do have to put that information on a job application and this interview was for a "real" job. Not some retail/restaurant gig. I don't think the question had anything to do with knowledge or educational level. It was a question being used to determine if I was from the "right" area. I have seen and heard many people in Cincy do this.
Well i guess everyone has a different story. I havent put my high school on my resume or any job app in quite sometime and i only graduated from hi school 9 years ago.

G Rizzle
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