As if we don鈥檛 have enough to worry about when it comes to our careers 鈥 such as finding your career calling or making a career change while taking in the awesome advice and ignoring the bad career advice 鈥 now we apparently need to stress about whether or not to wear our bling to work. Forget about your hard-earned education, and don鈥檛 be silly enough to dwell on your years of experience; supposedly what really affects your job is your engagement ring鈥檚 ability to create jealously and fuel warped perceptions. At least that鈥檚 what one dude is trying to tell women, with advice that really is just plain dumb AF.

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Now, wearing expensive duds or jewelry might give the impression that you might not need money (or that the company might not be able to afford you), and that鈥檚 one thing (TBH, that idea already sounds a little iffy to us). But that鈥檚 not what Bruce Hurwitz is saying in a recent LinkedIn essay that鈥檚 getting a lot of attention, and a lot of heat.

Get ready for some b.s., because as Vogue points out, his advice 鈥渢o 鈥榣ose the rock鈥 is not financial advice; on the contrary, it鈥檚 social, and decidedly sexist.鈥 Why? Because, according to good ol鈥 Bruce, 鈥渨hen a man sees that ring, he immediately assumes you are high maintenance.鈥 WTF?

But, wait! He didn鈥檛 stop there. 鈥淲hen the woman at the office who has the largest diamond on her finger sees that ring, she will realize that if you are hired she will fall to second place and will, therefore, not like you.鈥 OMG so many eye rolls, it鈥檚 actually painful.

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There is just so much wrong with this. For starters, it claims that women rank themselves and each other by their jewelry, not to mention that we supposedly hate each other if we perceive ourselves as less, in this case if someone else has a bigger engagement ring. Also, that a man would assume women would care about this dumb AF stuff at all when in reality, we have to deal with workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, unequal pay, lack of affordable daycare鈥 it鈥檚 just ridiculous, and none of us need his advice. Seriously, dumb AF.

Final note (are you listening, dudes like Bruce?): STOP TRYING TO PIT WOMEN AGAINST EACH OTHER!

Stay strong, gals, and remember that your Brit + Co #girlsquad is behind you all the way!

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(h/t Vogue; photos via Getty)