Has it ever crossed your mind that being single can make you miss a chance for being hired for a top managerial job or post?
Well, this is what Maina Kageni found out over the weekend while hanging out with a couple of executives and businessmen, who vividly revealed that a being a bachelor or single lady can cost you a good job.
According to them, there was a certain man who was qualified and well suited for a particular job, but the only thing that disqualified him from being taken up for the position was the fact that he was not married.
Maina Kageni could not understand how someone’s marital status has anything to with his or her professional qualifications or work ethics, or how a person cannot be trusted with leadership or managerial duties just because they don’t have a better half.
The big question was; “Is it true that if you are not married you cannot be elected in high positions or management jobs?”
The conversation received a lot of reactions from listeners, with some finding it hard absurd that someone can be denied a top job just because of their marital status, while other agreed with the fact that to be a leader, you have to be married.
As for Mwalimu Kingang’i, he was among those who agreed that a man or woman ought to be married so as to show that they are capable of handling a company or employees, because to him, being single makes one less responsible.
Listen to the audio below as men and women give their take on whether a bachelor or single woman should be denied managerial positions just because of the relationship status.