Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Latham & Watkins (multi-office): "Do you like children?"
Pircher Chicago: "You should talk to A, she's married with kids and can tell you about balancing work and family."
Too many firms to count: "We can set you up to talk with B, she's on flex time."
I'm mid-twenties female, I was married for -1 to 1 weeks at the time, don't have children, didn't mention children, I don't look like I could hide a pregnancy, and no plans for children in the next decade. I seriously doubt those things would be said to a newly married man, and definitely not as many times as I heard them.
I was always set upwith a pregnant interviewer, a mom, or a mom whose kids were actually at the office that day for some reason. I don't plan on having kids, so I thought this was annoying.
They are just trying to be nice though. I think the fact that I'm a woman helped rather than hurt me in my job search.
I bet they keep at least one pregnant attorney around the office at all time, just to trot out and show off to prospectives.