Saturday, June 14, 2008

Extraordinaire Job Requirement

Imagine while reading the job vacancies section of the newspaper, you saw this advertisement:-

Job title - Petroleum Engineer
Age - 25 to 35
Work experience - 5 years in relevant industry
Qualification - Degree in Engineering
Marital status - If single, please get married and attach marriage certificate in submitting job application. If married, remain married.

Or, if you have been working for a few years and suddenly the Human Resource Dept issued a memo that read like this:-

To all employees who are still single,
The Board of Directors is of the viewpoint that family union is very important in each of the employee's maturity that will somehow improve the work efficiency.

Therefore, the company is now implementing and enforcing a new rule with immediate effect that is ALL employees who are still single to get married within the next 3 months. Otherwise, please submit your resignation letter by 21 Sept 2008.

You would say that this directive is bias, discriminatory and the people who thought about it have no sense at all.

Well, it's being implemented in Iran in a state-owned companies. One of them being Pars Special Economic Energy Zone ("PSEEZ") located mainly at the Assalouyeh city on the Gulf coast. Reasons are mainly to reduce sexual relations being illegal outside marriage and prostitutions living in the area. Do you with such new rulings, it would stop or even reduce those sins?

PSEEZ's Managing Director, Seyed Abdoljalil Razavi, who would have agreed to this idea holds the PhD and Master of Science in Strategic Management (must have read too much). This must be part of the strategy to reduce those sins. Respect! Respect!

Source - Etemaad newspaper (as if I know how to read) and BBC News/Africa.
Tags: Iran, Marry, Pars Special Economic Energy Zone, PSEEZ, Assalouyeh, Gulf Coast, Seyed Abdoljalil Razavi



Blogger Borneo Falcon said...

Sometime I really wonder whether employers really want. A married or single employees. Some job that require regular traveling might not be suitable for those who are married.

15 June, 2008 09:18  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

employees will have to weigh that travel situation on their own then. if the job requires lot of travelling they shld be prepared for it right on the 1st day at work

15 June, 2008 23:38  
Blogger joshuaongys said...

yes i was there at the dinner... u were there as well?? O.O

16 June, 2008 00:05  
Blogger joshuaongys said...

i mean the gathering... i didn't go for the movie though >< lol

16 June, 2008 00:42  
Blogger cc said...

thanks for sharing this. I found it very amusing. :D

16 June, 2008 02:45  
Anonymous cbenc12 said...

thats a funny rules! but i think not in m'sia..

16 June, 2008 11:08  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

joshua - i was there with 26 kids though. so no time for that star's event.

cbenc - funny? those fellas there won't feel that its funny at all when its forced upon them

16 June, 2008 14:15  

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