New York: A mob of activists broke the security layer and demolished a two-storey building in the city here. Reports claim that they had done this because of a startup which operated in this building had rejected a female candidate.
Hillary Smith, aged 28, had applied for the post of Application Developer in FreshBees, a startup that is involved in Mobile & Web Application development. After scanning her resume, she was called for the interview yesterday. But things turned otherwise during the interview.
Speaking exclusively to us, the interviewer of Hillary said, “Her CV was all about her knowledge in Java and Android development. So, we thought it might be good to interview her, as her skills mentioned in her CV exactly matched our requirement. Only when I started asking questions in Java, she started fumbling. I asked her to explain about Inheritance and she started saying about how she inherited her mother’s ears and father’s nose. But, without losing my patience, I kept on asking her more questions on Android experience and she replied back with her experience with how shopping apps had ruined her lifestyle.”
Within fifteen minutes into the interview, Hillary was sent back and followed up with a call mentioning the result of that interview as ‘Rejected’. A furious Hillary had accepted it with elan, but a few hours later, a group of 30 men and women gathered outside the FreshBees premises. Some of them in the group were holding placards with words like ‘Sexist Scums – Shut down!’ and ‘Give her the Job or face death’. “Before we could call the NYPD,
CEO of that startup, who was injured in the cheek and forearm, said with a shaky voice, “Before we could call the NYPD, the protesters stormed into the building, beat all the security and started breaking the glass panels outside. Few of them stormed in and broke the computer. Two of them bayed for the blood of the interviewer and the damage was done before Police arrived at the spot. We are currently evaluating our losses, but I guess, it will be around 50 grand.”
Wiping his tears, he continued, “We still stand by our decision. She was not the suitable candidate for the job, but these feminists and activists had been forcing me to take her for the job, just because she is a woman. When I said that I cannot take her, they called me a sexist and misogynist. Look, we have women in equal number to men working here and I always do respect women. But, this position required a person with expertise in Java and not someone who said ‘Not Java, it is Jabba the Hutt’.”