Which Box?

I don’t know about you guys but when I’m applying for jobs online, posting resumes, and customizing cover letters, when I click ‘apply’ there are the voluntary self-identification questions. There are ones asking about race, gender, and then there’s the disabilities section.

So, thinking back, I DID check the box next to yes and maybe that’s why I was judged right out the gate with my first failed interview. Should I have checked that I don’t wish to answer? If I had checked ‘no’ and in the future had an anxiety attack or needed more therapy appointments could that have been grounds for future firing?

Just wondering thoughts and opinions about this. To identify or not? That is the question.

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