[python-uk] Python Developers - ReportLab, Wimbledon, London

Richard Barran richard at arbee-design.co.uk
Tue Dec 11 12:57:06 CET 2012

On 11 Dec 2012, at 11:38, Andy Robinson <andy at reportlab.com> wrote:

> On 11 December 2012 10:51, Andy Robinson <andy at reportlab.com> wrote:
>> We are looking for people who are smart, get
>> things done and are good team players.
> For all employers out there....  my HR guru goes to all the seminars
> on employment law, and is very current on what we can and cannot do.
> She has told me that our latest round of ads are wrong because
> explicitly asking for SMART people is discriminatory against THICK
> people.   You can ask about skills, but not about innate
> characteristics like age or sex (which we all know), and apparently,
> now, brains.
> Anyone else heard this kind of total bollocks lately?  ;-)

Just say that you meant SMARTLY-DRESSED people :-)

PS Actually, bad idea. You've just dissuaded 95% of the developer population from applying for your job.

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