Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Reality Overtakes Satire.

The plot of a satirical novel:
Welcome to the United States of Europe, where incompetence is a way of life. According to Article 13199 of the Pan-European Constitution, “No person shall be prejudiced from employment in any capacity, at any level, by reason of age, race, creed or incompetence.” In other words, knowing how to do a job is no longer a prerequisite for being hired...and not knowing how to do it can’t get you fired.
The real world:
Employer told not to post advert for 'reliable' workers because it discriminates against 'unreliable' applicants


Mark Wadsworth said...

Parody singularity.

JuliaM said...

They've had to backtrack hastily, and put up her ad now.

I wonder if disciplinary action is in the original JC worker's future?

Ross said...

Mark- yep

Julia- If the employee in question genuinely believed what he said then you'd have to wonder about who trained him.