Experience and skills are secondary when it comes to hiring by one Chinese firm. What matters most is your celestial sign.
“We don’t want Scorpios or Virgos, and Capricorns, Pisces and Libras will be prioritized,” reads ad posted at a university in the city of Wuhuan, the U.K.’s Telegraph reported.
According to the Telegraph, the company, which does English-language training, believes that Scorpios are moody and have overpowering personalities, while Virgos are overly critical and constantly changing jobs.
“I hired people with those two star signs before, and they either liked quarreling with colleagues or they could not do the job for long,” said Xia, a woman who works for the company, the Telegraph reported.
The story has gone viral, prompting outrage and ridicule from the public. And according to reports, this isn’t the first incident of celestial discrimination. The Telegraph reported that about two months ago a wedding company was showing preferential treatment to certain applicants, in that case Aquarius or Scorpios were the signs “more suited to the job.”