Re: Ethical Companies (no flame wars, please)

Subject: Re: Ethical Companies (no flame wars, please)
From: Andrew Plato <intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 07:11:30 -0800 (PST)



"Sue Ellen Adkins" <> wrote in message news:147629 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
>
> I consider all types of discrimination unethical. Job descriptions
> are unreasonably written without any consideration for what is
> required to perform the job. For example, in one posted job
> description for a Senior Technical Writer, the person had to be able
> to "stand" and give a 30-minute presentation. What does standing have
> to do with giving a presentation?

Because it looks bad to be sitting down while presenting information. A
presenter cannot effectively communicate with an audience when he/she is
sitting down.

A company has a right to set requirements for a job. And when people fail to
meet those requirements, those people should not be considered for the job.

It is perfectly acceptable and normal for companies to do this. And they
should. People who are unable to perform aspects of a job should not be
considered for the job.

I don't think its really fair to extend legitimite discrimmination regarding
race, sex, national origin, etc. to work requirements such as the ability to
lift, stand, or travel.

Andrew Plato


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