Strange job ad...

Discussion in 'Community' started by superbovine, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003

  2. neildmitchell macrumors 6502a


    May 21, 2005
    alrighty then...... well... it is a job ad in Dallas Texas.... that explains some of it :confused:
  3. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    The scary thing is that it doesn't seem to be that strange an ad to me. Having seen some of what passes for formal English writing in CVs/resumes these days, I can understand his criterion being the ability to write in sentences.

    We advertised for a proof-reading job a while ago and gave the applicants a short aptitude test. Only 2 of the 8 passed it - and one of those only just.
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Guy is an idiot. It's illegal to advertise for a "female" in an ad.
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    But it happens all the time whether it's in the newspaper or not. Female secretaries are preferred, for example.

    Maybe the person who put out the ad is a woman and would feel more comfortable working with another woman if they have to work closely on something? :confused:

    Okay okay, I'm not naive. A desperate computer nerd wants companionship, and a female with computer skillz is ace. :eek:
  6. florencevassy macrumors regular


    Jun 1, 2004
    Princeton, NJ
    I know people who are looking for job candidates and definitely want a female but the will never actually say it.
  7. superbovine thread starter macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    yeah, i have seen a few newspaper ads for "attractive personal assistants".
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    It's legal if and only if there are requirements of the job that make it impossible or nearly so, for a male to do the job. That's the way I understand it, at least. For instance... it's legal to hire art models based on their gender... because you cannot take pictures of the male human form, for instance, if you hire a female to do the job. I think sometimes exceptions are made for religion too, but I'm not entirely sure where the law stands on that at the moment. I think it is still legal for a religious organization to refuse to open up ministerial / priestly positions, for instance, to one gender or the other.

    What's strange is there is no rationale here. There's no obvious reason why a woman would be better, let alone necessary for this job.

    So it sound super sleazy.... There's something seriously wrong. Or a clerical mistake...although unlikely. But ... yeah, it doesn't sound right to me.
  9. superbovine thread starter macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    I emailed criaglist, and they flagged the ad and supposed it doesn't show up in the listing anymore.


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