Is it possible to fake as a man in phone interview? Will it help getting more pay?

Mar 9, 2019 26 Comments

As title. Disregard the ethical and political issues, if you have a device to transform your voice, could you possibly get more opportunities and pay?


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TOP 26 Comments
  • Amazon ionfed
    This is the dumbest question I have seen on blind so far
    Mar 9, 2019 2
    • Microsoft Schrader
      Also, lesser pay if OP is applying to Google.
      Mar 9, 2019
    • Google sozebffej
      Pls! If you read the article you will realize it does not consider the fact that some women are down-leveled.
      Mar 31, 2019
  • Amazon / Eng

    Amazon Eng

    Bloomberg LP
    Mar 9, 2019 7
    • Expedia / Eng anony🐭
      Love this! Women who cry "the software engineering world is unfair towards women", learn this: most men in sw don't give a shit about your gender. If you're smart, you'll be respected. The smartest member on my team is a woman.

      So, if you indeed think you're unfairly rejected in an interview, there's a good chance you're not smart enough. Just like men who go through the same thing.
      Mar 9, 2019
    • I agree on that from my personal experience. But that doesn't mean it's true everywhere. Think outside of your experience.
      Mar 9, 2019
    • Expedia / Eng anony🐭
      I'm not denying exceptions to this. Gender based bias is likely more prevalent in other fields than software. Even if there's bias in one's mind, it's easy to break that in an interview because either the candidate is able to provide an acceptable solution or they're not.
      Mar 9, 2019
    • There was one woman suing Google for gender discrimination in leveling because she was hired as L3 while men with her yoe were getting hired as L4. A man with her interview performance likely wouldn’t have been hired at all. Now Google got itself a lawsuit because of “diversity”.
      Mar 10, 2019
    • Facebook / Eng WildGoose
      Anony: the keyword here is “most” unfortunately.
      If most of your teammates respected you ... but the other 1 or 2 harrassed/disrespected you, you’d still feel like shit. Bad apple spoils the bunch.
      Mar 16, 2019
  • Microsoft howser
    Maybe don’t play a victim regurgitated received opinions. You will do much better in life
    Mar 9, 2019 2
    • LinkedIn tendies
      Why would you do better in life with less advantages? Are you saying affirmative action doesn't work or bias doesn't exist?
      Mar 9, 2019
    • Microsoft howser
      Bias exists
      But it’s not a one way street

      Also can you elaborate on less advantages
      Mar 9, 2019
  • Apple microBro
    Many under qualified WITCH contractors tried this for phone interviews. Lip syncing and shit.

    It’s fucking frustrating, ruining the image of real hard working people coming from India.
    Mar 9, 2019 0
  • Indeed cyhy46
    I doubt it.

    Given what I've seen from the hiring side of things, women are frequently given more slack than men, and any pay differences, if any, stem mostly from a lack of aggressive negotiation.

    If you were to impersonate a man during interviews, not only would this not have any effect on your negotiating strategy, but it might actually penalize you due to avoiding the aforementioned slack
    Mar 12, 2019 0
  • Tinder paradigm1
    Ask Elizabeth Holmes
    Mar 11, 2019 0
  • Microsoft msftPerson
    Quality sh*tpost 👍
    Mar 9, 2019 0
  • Google anons2
    Your chance of landing the job will go down
    Mar 9, 2019 0
  • Facebook ImranKhan
    Just get a man to do the phone interview. That will also increase the chances of success with the phone screen. That being said, don't come after me with SJW shit. I don't care as Sharia law doesn't mention women as humans.
    Mar 9, 2019 1
    • Intel UGeJ58
      Well it's a good thing being human isn't a requirement to be hired. It's never been in my contracts
      Mar 10, 2019
  • Western Digital xfcs35
    As far as I know the pay is not decided over the phone. Phone calls are just to screen you before they decide to bring you in. So no, your trick won't work
    Mar 9, 2019 1
    • LinkedIn tendies
      It depends. Generally for intern roles it's just phone screen. For full time usually there's onsite. However you can still probably request accommodations for onsite.
      Mar 9, 2019


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