‘I didn’t want to have to do that’: Woman says she didn’t have to wear snake necklace to job interview
A Saskatchewan woman says she doesn’t want her kids to be told to wear a necklace at a job interview because she didn�t want them to get scared.
In an interview with CBC News, Jennifer Bieler said she was wearing a necklace to an interview last week in the Saskatoon-area town of Eagan.
She was holding her three-year-old son, Connor, in her arms when the interviewer asked her to put it on.
‘It would have scared them off’ Jennifer Bueler said.
Connor Bielers father says he was told to put his son on a necklace after the interview.
Bieler says she had already been wearing a bracelet for years, but she didn �t think it would be as important to put the necklace on Connor.
Jennifer Bielert says she wanted to be able to wear her necklace when the interview was happening.
“It would be really important to keep the necklace off of the child,” Bielering said.
She said she had worn it to a local funeral home and that the necklace is part of her personal and professional identity.
She says she was worried about the safety of her children and said she wasn�t wearing the necklace to get a job, but was just doing it because she wanted the interview to go smoothly.
At the time, she was a full-time stay-at-home mom who had no job, no job training, no experience and no financial cushion.
When asked if she wanted her kids wearing the bracelet to be questioned, she said: “Yes, I do.”
Jennifer said she also wore the necklace at work the day she was scheduled to interview at the mall.
She did not want her children to feel that she was being questioned about her jewelry.
Her comments came after a CBC News investigation found some of the province�s highest paid jobs are not safe for children.
CBC News found that at least 40 per cent of the top positions in the province are not required to wear protective equipment to ensure children don�t get hurt while working.
In Regina, for example, some employees have to carry necklaces.
Some Saskatchewan politicians have proposed legislation that would require employees to wear bracelets while working, and the province has asked the federal government for a report on the issue.