NEW YORK—After reviewing the job candidate’s impressive educational background, research experience, and work history, hiring managers at Geneventis Pharmaceuticals reportedly flat-out asked female applicant Caitlyn Heard today about how much mileage they can get out of her before she has a baby. “You are clearly qualified for the position, so we just want to know straight up: How many years can we squeeze out of you before you get pregnant?” said corporate recruiter Jason D’Amato, candidly asking the 29-year-old medical school graduate to spit out exactly how long they can expect her to work 60- to 80-hour weeks prior to leaving to have a child and wasting the company’s investment in her. “Let’s get down to brass tacks here, all right? Do you imagine this being the kind of thing where you’re biding your time until you save up enough money to be a stay-at-home mom, or are you planning to go hard until you’re 35 and then have a baby and scale back to part-time? Be straight with us: How much time you got left on your clock?” Sources confirmed that after Heard left the room, the recruiters privately joked that the minute they promote her to head of clinical research she’ll probably announce her pregnancy.
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