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4lifephrases
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posted November 27, 2011 02:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4lifephrases     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A Chinese firm has decided Scorpios and Virgos are too moody and critical, telling job seekers with those star signs they need not apply. Capricorns, Pisces and Libras, on the other hand, are welcome.

The unusual requirements are part of a job ad posted at a university in the central city of Wuhuan by an English language training company, and have generated a storm of online controversy since they were uncovered this week.

"We don't want Scorpios or Virgos, and Capricorns, Pisces and Libras will be prioritised," the job spec reads, according to the Chutian Metropolis Daily, a local newspaper in Wuhan.

The report quoted a woman in charge at the unnamed firm as saying she had done research and found Scorpios had strong personalities and were moody, while Virgos were hugely critical and did not stay in one job for long.

"I hired people with those two star signs before, and they either liked quarrelling with colleagues or they could not do the job for long," the woman, surnamed Xia, said.

The report did not mention why the other three star signs were better for the positions advertised -- teachers and clerks -- but quoted another example of similar discrimination in the same city.

A student called Qi Qin, whose star sign is Cancer, applied for a job with a wedding company two months ago, but was sacked because "Aquarius and Scorpios are more suited to the job," the report said.

"Qi Qin pointed out that her star sign was not something she could decide," it added.

The story has gone viral on the Internet, with commentators ridiculing what they say is blatant employment discrimination.

"So now they look at your star sign when you apply for a job. I'm a Scorpio, so I'm doomed to go beg on the streets with a bag," one person said on Sina's popular Twitter-like weibo service.

"I'm a gorgeous Leo, so do I stand more of a chance in applying for leadership positions?" another wrote.

This is not the first time that unusual job requirements have sparked controversy in China.

State media reported in 2004 that one of the requirements for women applying to join the civil service in the central province of Hunan was for their "two breasts to be symmetrical."

It is unclear why this was required, but news reports quoted local officials as saying the rule would soon be abolished, adding that no candidate had been rejected for that reason.
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/chinese-firm-rules-scorpios-virgos-report-082750158.html

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posted November 27, 2011 05:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for anongrl10     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
lol that's taking it way too far, hope they suit their discriminatory a$$.

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posted November 27, 2011 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
their loss is our gain

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posted November 27, 2011 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Guess they don't want any sex or neatness in the office.

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posted November 27, 2011 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for anongrl10     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Randall:
Guess they don't want any sex or neatness in the office.

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posted November 28, 2011 02:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Venus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hah!

capricorns and librans are a good choice

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posted November 29, 2011 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Guess they prefer boredom (Cappy), flirting (Libra), and crying (Pisces).

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posted November 30, 2011 01:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joking, of course...Cappies aren't boring. Haha!

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posted December 01, 2011 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mblake81     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
edit, nevermind.

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posted December 01, 2011 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tofu addict     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good fun to read, thank god I am save! (Pisces)

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posted December 02, 2011 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep!

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posted December 03, 2011 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome!

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posted December 04, 2011 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do they hire the other signs as back-ups?

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posted December 05, 2011 08:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4lifephrases     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wouldn't know about back ups.I guess they do.

However what I understand is usually Chinese birthdays are also bit different so there are Chinese who have 2 birthdays according to lunar and solar calendar.

I wonder which ones they are talking is bit unclear. If it is lunar then they are different from actual solar and then it would be Libra and Sag.(maybe not,just hopeful Scorpio Sun and Virgo Mars here)

I am not surprised with them favoring Librans. I thought China iteslf is a Libran Sun country. Hey it is bit taking too far to put it in newspaper ad. I thought Employers did that only after recieving Resumes. ;-)

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posted December 10, 2011 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Probably Western Astrology. Wonder why they don't use their own?

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