RE: Job Requirements (was Ethical Companies)

Subject: RE: Job Requirements (was Ethical Companies)
From: Diane Evans <Diane -dot- Evans -at- marconi -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 07:18:17 -0800

Time for my two-cents worth, I guess.

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

I am older than most of you on this list, and have experienced this type of
discrimination first-hand. When I applied for a job at a car wash in the
early 1970's, I was told that the company wouldn't even accept applications
from women, except as cashiiers. Later, when I applied for a job in a
factory, I was required to take a physical from a company doctor. One of
the questions that was asked was whether I experienced menstral cramps.
Later, I applied for a position as an apprentice electrician and was asked
how I would carry a 50-pound tool box around.

Requirements can be arbitrary or actual. In writing a job description, be
sure that you stick with the actual requirements, not something that someone
once decided would be nice.

Diane Evans
Technical Writer
Marconi Wireless

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