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to think this company's hiring policy seems...interesting

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OrlandoWoolf Thu 14-Nov-13 19:53:31

metro.co.uk/2013/11/13/the-glass-ceiling-illustrated-in-one-meet-the-staff-web-page-4186032/

I don't just think it's the glass ceiling that's the issue here. The other staff all seem to have a few things in common.

namechangesforthehardstuff Thu 14-Nov-13 19:55:37

Good God. angry

Tenacity Thu 14-Nov-13 19:56:45

How strange! shock

southeastastra Thu 14-Nov-13 19:57:05

depressing

PerpendicularVince Thu 14-Nov-13 19:58:40

Wow

Jinsei Thu 14-Nov-13 19:58:55

Gosh, how depressing!

Are they taking the piss? confused

BlueStones Thu 14-Nov-13 20:04:34

It's not just even that they're all women.

They are all white women aged between 22 - 27. They've even all (OK, mostly) got the same bloody hairstyle.

CbeebiesIsMyLife Thu 14-Nov-13 20:06:23

shock Wow!

OrlandoWoolf Thu 14-Nov-13 20:07:02

You noticed Bluestones

Even the hairstyle

Longdistance Thu 14-Nov-13 20:08:43

The women are very attractive looking, and young. Then there's the men at the top.

I wouldn't want to work for such a superficial company.

VivaLeBeaver Thu 14-Nov-13 20:08:46

Certainly looks like unless you're female, slim, glossy hair and fairly attractive you wouldn't have a chance of getting a job.

Unless of course you're a middle aged bloke and then you'll be on the board in no time.

Quoteunquote Thu 14-Nov-13 20:15:29

Well it says a hell of a lot about those four men, and who ever was unlock enough to have a relationship with them. Is it real?

but then I have to admit that I run a company which is entirly all men apart from me, which in some ways is worse, I do have a woman plumber and a woman decorator sub contractor, but other than that I boss a lot of men about. But not many women want to go into construction in this country.

Greythorne Thu 14-Nov-13 20:18:00

Good lord.

maybe3x Thu 14-Nov-13 20:19:51

Ha I worked for a solicitors like this in my twenties, 3 male employers, lots of twenty/early 30 something ladies and very few men. Changed quite rapidly when many of said ladies started having babies and they were faced with a lot of maternity leave. It became a lot more balanced after thatsmile

monicalewinski Thu 14-Nov-13 20:19:53

There are no words.

JacqueslePeacock Thu 14-Nov-13 20:23:57

confused shock Also the pictures. They look extremely posed - even the blokes. As if they' eg all just had a makeover and are trying to looking like you might be considering them for a date.

TeamEdward Thu 14-Nov-13 20:29:37

Is this company based in Stepford?

DavidHarewoodsFloozy Thu 14-Nov-13 20:30:45

Fucking hell, it's MadMen come to life.

Agree, truly depressing sad.

LadyKatherine Thu 14-Nov-13 20:30:56

They have now replaced the page on their site with this:

14 Nov 2013
You may have noticed that we no longer have a ”meet the staff” page. Following a rise in visits to our website and mentions of the company through certain media channels in relation to our recruitment policy, we have chosen to remove it from the website indefinitely.
We took this decision in consultation with our staff who are rightly concerned about being posted around the internet by people making inaccurate and inappropriate comments about our staff and our recruitment policies. The “meet the staff” page was designed for our clients to put a face to the name of the people they deal with here and now that page has been taken out of context we feel it is no longer appropriate.
We are an equal opportunities employer and will remain so. We are proud of our team and remain committed to their individual development.

Um, yeah. Ok then......

OrlandoWoolf Thu 14-Nov-13 20:32:23
MellowAutumn Thu 14-Nov-13 20:33:34

I personally have a more optimistic view in that they do have women in managerial positions not just admin and support - in 5/10 years some of the women hopefully will be on the board.

OrlandoWoolf Thu 14-Nov-13 20:34:22

From their website

"14 Nov 2013

You may have noticed that we no longer have a ”meet the staff” page. Following a rise in visits to our website and mentions of the company through certain media channels in relation to our recruitment policy, we have chosen to remove it from the website indefinitely.

We took this decision in consultation with our staff who are rightly concerned about being posted around the internet by people making inaccurate and inappropriate comments about our staff and our recruitment policies. The “meet the staff” page was designed for our clients to put a face to the name of the people they deal with here and now that page has been taken out of context we feel it is no longer appropriate.

We are an equal opportunities employer and will remain so. We are proud of our team and remain committed to their individual development.

Mylovelyboy Thu 14-Nov-13 20:38:18

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Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 14-Nov-13 20:39:13

Oh ffs...

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