Planet China

Bad communication

Bridget Jones would not be impressed. The fictitious character – a famously ‘single’ thirtysomething – was also a successful career woman. But according to the Chutian Jinbao News, she wouldn’t have had much job success if she’d lived in Wuhan. The newspaper reports on the case of Mei Mei, turned down for a job merely because she was “single and in her thirties”. The jobseeker had passed a written test, but was told at the interview that she would not be hired. According to the (male) manager, the job in question entailed a lot of communication and since the applicant “couldn’t manage to find a boyfriend” she was “obviously not very good with her communication skills”. Definitely a human resources policy with Chinese characteristics.


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