Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Fury after mobile phone shop puts up job advert stating ‘only male staff’ should apply ‘because they needed to be able to fix phones’

The advertisement is realistic but not cautious about current hysteria.  Men are indeed by far the ones most likely to enjoy  tinkering but a less overt advertisement that simply said "Must like tinkering" or some such would have achieved the desired results without firing up the grievance-mongers

A mobile phone shop has provoked fury after it put up a job advert for staff insisting that males should only apply and explained this was because only men could fix phones.

The handwritten poster was put up on a wall outside the Phone Workshop in Windsor, Berkshire and said that potential employees could 'apply today, join tomorrow' - but only if they were men.

It read: 'Job vacancy. Only male staff. Apply today, join tomorrow. Full time, 5 days a week. Contact inside store with CV.'

And when an outraged shopper asked why the vacancy was only for men, a member of staff told them it was because the potential new employee would need to learn how to fit screens to mobile phones.

The angry customer, who did not wish to be named, believes the response implied it would be beyond the capabilities of women.

He said: 'When I asked in store why the vacancy was only open to men, I was told it was because they would need to learn to fit the screens to mobile phones; the implication being this would be beyond the capabilities of women.'

The controversial poster has now been taken down but several staff members defended the advert and denied claims of sexism.

Marius Bordean, who works at the shop, said women had worked there before and 'they didn't have the skills to learn how to fix the phone.'



Anonymous said...

Truth or logic has no place in the hysterical Liberal world.

Anonymous said...

The majority of the people who are assembling phones in china (where almost all phones are assembled) are women so the shop employees argument appears flawed.


Bird of Paradise said...

Whine,whine,whine gose the Liberal

Anonymous said...

WANTED: Urinal testing technician, males only.

Government twit, "you can't advertise that way. It's discriminatory."

Anonymous said...

I know several women that could repair phones and computers as well as any man. Given that I also repair phones and computers I am well positioned to make this comment. Such stereotyping is bullshit and well past its use by date. Given free speech rite the company should be allowed to advertise for only men and pay the consequences in the market place for its bias by going out of business.

Alpha Skua said...

Whining liberals not wanted