Scorpios and Virgos need not apply, says Chinese Employer

Chinese firm has decided these signs are ‘too moody’ and ‘critical’. Capricorns, Pisces and Libras, on the other hand, are welcome.

Landing a job based on your astrological sign isn’t entirely new in China.

The ban was outlined in an advert posted for the unnamed firm at a Chinese university in the central city of Wuhuan by an English language training company.

Scorpios are born between October 24 and November 22 and Virgos between August 24 and September 23.

If you have the unfortunate luck of being born under the astrological signs of Scorpio or Virgo, forget about applying for a peculiar job posting in China.

This English language training company in Wuhuan thinks Scorpios and Virgos are too difficult to work with.

However, “Pisces and Libras will be prioritized”, the posting reads, though no one knows exactly why.

A company female executive named Xia is quoted by the Chutian Metropolis Daily as saying: ‘I hired people with those two star signs before.
‘They either liked quarrelling with colleagues or they could not do the job for long.’
No reason was given why the other three star signs were best for the advertised jobs of teachers and clerks.

A student called Qi Qin, has the zodiac sign Cancer and was denied a job with a wedding company because “Aquarius and Scorpios are more suited to the job,” the report said.

This is not the first time that unusual job requirements have sparked controversy in China.

State media reported in 2004 that one of the requirements for women applying to join the civil service in the central province of Hunan was for their “two breasts to be symmetrical.”

It is unclear why this was required, but news reports quoted local officials as saying the rule would soon be abolished, adding that no candidate had been rejected for that reason.


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