In a world where the economic system is hanging by a thread, and the planet is staring into an abyss that could make the Great Depression look like a folk dance; this article gives me fresh certainty that were up a creek without a paddle. Here is the article in its entirety from the Mail Online.
Of all the articles I’ve read in these ever darkening times: this one takes the cake for being simply astounding for the open use of astrology, the claim of a scientific basis for the practice, and the claim that its not discrimination. I dare say the practice will catch on in progressive circles here in America if the Neo Socialist Elite of the Obama Administration can be assured it’s not politically incorrect! Here’s the URL:
There was a time when your skills and job history trumped your sun sign in obtaining employment. I increasingly miss logic and reason as the basis for argument and decisions. But if we can believe that we have to borrow our way out a crisis that defecate spending and an ill advised attempt to socially engineer the mortgage system created: than using astrology to hire people seems downright reasonable by comparison.
We only employ workers born under specific star signs, says insurance company
By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 3:12 PM on 04th February 2009
A row has broken out in Austria after a company tried to recruit workers born under certain star signs.
The Salzburg insurance company posted an advert in major newspapers seeking employees for sales and management that were born under certain constellations, claiming statistics indicated that they were the best workers.
‘We are looking for people over 20 for part-time jobs in sales and management with the following star signs: Capricorn, Taurus, Aquarius, Aries and Leo,’ read the ad that appeared over the weekend.
It was followed by a wave of protests from equality groups and led to an investigation by the country’s anti-discrimination authorities.
The company is, however, sticking to its guns and a spokesman explained that the move was based on statistical research rather than superstition.
‘A statistical study indicated that almost all of our best employees across Austria have one of the five star signs.
‘We only decided to continue with that system and hire the best workers,’ the spokesman said.
An investigation by Austrian authorities showed that there was nothing illegal in choosing the employees according to their star signs, as there was no discrimination according to existing laws about gender, age, racial and other equality.
A spokeswoman for the employee’s association of Salzburg told local TV: ‘When an employer considers star signs and says: “I want to only hire Pisces, for an example, it must be assumed that within this group of people born under the sign of Pisces there are old and young people, women and women etc.
‘It does appear like a certain limitation, but it is not discrimination.’