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Virgo and Scorpio Need Not Apply!

Are you a Virgo or a Scorpio? Don't bother applying for a job at this Chinese firm!

A Chinese firm has decided Scorpios and Virgos are too moody and critical, telling job seekers with those star signs they need not apply. Capricorns, Pisces and Libras, on the other hand, are welcome.

The unusual requirements are part of a job ad posted at a university in the central city of Wuhuan by an English language training company, and have generated a storm of online controversy since they were uncovered this week.
"We don't want Scorpios or Virgos, and Capricorns, Pisces and Libras will be prioritised," the job spec reads, according to the Chutian Metropolis Daily, a local newspaper in Wuhan.

The report quoted a woman in charge at the unnamed firm as saying she had done research and found Scorpios had strong personalities and were moody, while Virgos were hugely critical and did not stay in one job for long.

"I hired people with those two star signs before, and they either liked quarrelling with colleagues or they could not do the job for long," the woman, surnamed Xia, said.

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Previously on Neatorama: What's Your Sign? Nope. Try Again.


Surprised she didn't use the CHINESE horoscope to personality stereotype. But over my life time I do the same when looking at dates. Short sweet personality testing and framing than to waste time.
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That really ticks me off. I won't waste my time applying to a backwards firm like this. To be honest, if I did get the job, I probably would have just been snarky at everyone and quit after a few months. :P
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If this happened in Australia, a candidate who was shunned based on something that does not predict job performance could sue and win.
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Even stuff that does predict job performance like gender is not acceptable. One day we will come to find that the difference between stereotyping and thinking is actually nil.
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Okay well this is probably a hard thought. But just think about what I mean when I say "I bought a new chair today". You probably have a stereotyped notion of "chair" and this comes to mind when I speak of the chair I purchased. My mind conjures up the image of a typical straight-back wooden four-legged chair. Like a dining room chair. But the chair I bought could very easily be a bean-bag chair, a laz-y-boy or a lawn chair. There is such a variety of chairs out there, but our minds tend to think of something specific upon hearing the word "Chair".

So, one can see how "Chair" is a stereotype, but it is also the only means we have of communicating about chairs in general. Even my descriptions of the laz-y-boy would be a mishmash of stereotyped appearances. I could say that it reclines, and you would have some image of it reclining, but that image you have is probably not identical to the reclining motion of my chair.
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Also, Yale Pyschology Professor Paul Bloom describes this very fact in his videolecture "Lecture 16 - A Person in the World of People: Self and Other, Part I"
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@ Ryan S

I think you mean Prototype, not Stereotype. One can have a prototype in mind of a chair, but a bean-bag chair, a laz-y-boy or a lawn chair are exemplars of the Chair prototype.

You can find similar discussions on prototype models as applied to birds.
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Absolutely true ....

All the scorpio colleagues i have are megalomaniac fighters....they will fight for anything and everything and turns the work place toxic !
I hate to work with them and skip their teams if possible.

not much experience with Virgos

I guess chinese are not stupid !
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