Taylor Bryne was interviewing for a menu development job with the food delivery service called SkipTheDishes. She was in the process of scheduling her second interview when she sent the hiring manager the following question:
After an initial phone interview, Brynes inquired about salary and benefits associated with the position were, at which point the Victoria, the HR representative she was dealing with replied:
In a follow-up email, Byrnes was told that the company believes “in hard work and perseverance” as opposed to “focusing on compensation,” and that she would likely not be a good fit because she was asking about compensation and benefit too soon into the process.
Taylor took to twitter to share and her tweet went viral
I don’t know about you, but when I look for a job or if I’m approached for a job I ask about wages and benefits if they aren’t clearly listed. It’s a job not an internship. Why would I waste my time and the potential employers time if the wages and benefits aren’t in sync to what I want? People have bills to pay. There is already a gender wage gap between men and women and even though the gap has closed some it still needs to be addressed. Knowing your worth is important. Looks like Taylor Brynes knows her worth enough to ask.
The co-founder of SkipTheDishes did reach out to Brynes and offered an apology and a second interview.