They ask me if I have girlfriend(s), I speechless for maybe 5-10 second, then they told me the answer is define my sallary..

Is that normal / common question.?

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    No, it is not.

    They are mixing personal with business.

    Asking about that should only function to find a person that fits within the company and not for anything else.
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    It's legally questionable, depending on where you are in the world, but no matter where you are, it's extremely unprofessional, and doesn't speak well for how life would be as a fulltime employee.
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    And that's really your proudest bug squash experience? (wk216)
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    "Why do you care? Why does that influence my salary? It shouldn't, because I provide value to you, and I expect you to pay me as such. Stop trying to bargain my ability to buy food."
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    @Fast-Nop He squashed those interviewers
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    Yes, but none of them know about each other.
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    @M1sf3t Its comments like this that make me realize how un-fucked up my state is compared to other people.
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    No, doesn’t matter if you have a SO or family, that’s no company business
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    Wow I've never heard that one.
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    @N00bPancakes They ask that because someone in a relationship has more chance to have children thus having to take some time off. Another one towards women only is: Do you have any children? If not, there's once again more chance.

    Anyway, it's illegal in many places and should be in the rest too.
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    @Jilano @N00bPancakes

    It goes the other way too. A married employee is less likely to flake out and leave for another offer.
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    More likely to get the job if you have a wife and kids.

    A girlfriend is better than nothing.

    Also, expect questions on what religion you are too !

    I've known folk who have got a job simply because they are the right religion. (It was the only question asked in the interview, and no it wasn't to join the priesthood !)
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    I try to bring my vasectomy into the conversation. :-)
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    @Nanos Who knows, they might be into it!

    PS: Don't miss any details
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    The details are quite involved, from how I argued with 30 minutes with the surgeon over having it done. (Whilst I was naked on the table..)

    How I still managed to sneak a business card in to pass my phone number to the anaesthetist (Apparently they have the most cooperative genes!) I was chatting up whilst I was being cut open. (I opted for local, rather than general pain relief since less risk of death, complications..)

    Then I cycled home before the pain hit.

    And tested things out with my not then ex, in case they hadn't done things right, and blew a stitch in the process..
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    @Nanos That seems like a fun experience for everyone involved
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