Re: Re: Article:

Subject: Re: Re: Article:
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 18:37:54 -0800

The hiring company didn't post the job description, the third party recruiting
agency did, and they just posted what the client company sent them as a
description of the sort of candidates who would and would not "work well" in the
job. The agency should have vetted the client's description and rewritten it, as
their representative acknowledged, especially if they had an exclusive on
filling the job. The "no need to apply" was strictly the wording of whoever at
Fox wrote the article's headline.

The company's reproduced text goes on to state that the documents need not be
written in Chinese, which should be a big, green flag to qualified writers that
a non-Chinese, non-Chinese-speaking person who is able to get along without
offending their prospective customers would be a satisfactory candidate. If I
was looking for that kind of work, in the midst of all this negative press I'd
be sending them a cover letter that says, "I get what you were actually trying
to say about this job" in big, boldface type.

Perhaps if the company had written that an "Ugly American type" would not work
well in the job its intent would have been more resistant to the sensationalist
treatment. OTOH, how many of Fox's readers and viewers would have gotten that

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
> There are a lot of things that smell with this article.... First, I find it
> hard to believe that a company would post a job description identifying a
> particular nationality as "no need to apply." Second, the story was
> originally broadcast on FOX, a station that is known to inflame it's
> viewers. Third, does anyone know who this company is???? It sounds like a
> planted storied to me designed to make news that is designed to inflame
> viewers and increase viewership .... ie., revenue. With the state of the
> media today, it's hard to determine what really is news and what is
> fabricated. This whole story sounds fabricated.


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