Friday, December 2, 2011

Astrological signs and discrimination / Diskriminacija zbog horoskopa

            Everyone knows that it's illegal for businesses to discriminate against people because of their gender, race, religion and other things. But what about rejecting an applicant based on their astrological sign?
            According to a job listing in a newspaper in China, a language training company there is seeking qualified applicants — as long as they're not Scorpios or Virgos. A spokeswoman for the company said that in her experience Scorpios and Virgos are often "feisty and critical." They hired people with those two star signs before, and they either liked quarrelling with colleagues or they could not do the job for long.
            She preferred potential applicants who were born under certain constellations, such as Capricorns, Libras and Pisces. To some it may seem like a bad joke, but it's not funny to qualified applicants desperate for a job who get turned away because of the company's credence in astrology.
            It's not the first time an employer has come under fire for zodiac sign discrimination. In 2009 an Austrian insurance company advertised, "'We are looking for people over 20 for part-time jobs in sales and management with the following star signs: Capricorn, Taurus, Aquarius, Aries and Leo."
            That advertisement prompted an investigation by authorities. Remarkably, they concluded that the company's stated preference for certain astrological signs was not illegal because at the time, Austrian laws regulating equal opportunity in hiring only applied to discrimination by gender, age and race. 





            Svi znaju da zakoni zabranjuju diskriminaciju ljudi pri zapošljavanju na osnovu pola, rase, religije i sličnog. Ali, da li se to odnosi i na horoskopske znake ljudi koji podnose molbu za posao?
            Prema pisanju jednog časopisa u Kini, izvesna kompanija za obuku za strane jezike traži kvalifikovane kandidate za određene pozicije, ali samo pod uslovom da nisu Škorpije i Device. Portparolka te kompanije je izjavila da kompanija već ima loše iskustvo sa pripadnicima tih znakova koji su se često pokazali kao “agresivni i skloni kritikovanju”. Na osnovu njihovog iskustva, Škorpije i Device su bile sklone svađama sa kolegama i često su odustajale od posla.
            Po njenom mišljenju mnogo poželjniji kandidati su rođeni u znaku Jarca, Vage ili Ribe. Nekome ovo može da zvuči kao neukusna šala, ali onima koji žele da dobiju posao u ovoj kompaniji nije nimalo zabavno da budu odbijeni samo na osnovu horoskopskog znaka.
            Ovo nije prvi put da poslodavac bude meta kritike zbog diskriminacije na osnovu horoskopa. 2009. godine jedna australijska osiguravajuća kompanija je objavila sledeći oglas: ”Tražimo zainteresovane kandidate za povremeni posao u poslovima prodaje i menadžmenta sa sledećim horoskopskim znacima: Jarac, Bik, Vodolija, Ovan i Lav.”
            Tako napisan, isprovocirao je zvaničnu istragu. Međutim, pošto zakoni u Australiji nisu obuhvatali diskriminaciju po ovom osnovu, već su se samo odnosili na polnu, starosnu i rasnu diskriminaciju, doneta je presuda da ta kompanija nije prekršila zakon o diskriminaciji. 



Source/Izvor: Live Science

2 comments:

  1. Znači ja u Kini i Australiji ne bih imao prođu :(

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  2. Boga mi, stvar je ozbiljna. :-p

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