NOT a parody

Andy Matthews

An employer in Britain looking to hire has been told not to advertise for “reliable” workers … because doing so discriminates against the unreliable.

Via the Daily Mail:

When it comes to hiring staff, there are plenty of legal pitfalls employers need to watch out for these days.

So recruitment agency boss Nicole Mamo was especially careful to ensure her advert for hospital workers did not offend on grounds of race, age or sexual orientation.

However, she hadn’t reckoned on discriminating against a wholly different section of the community – the completely useless.

When she ran the ad past a job centre, she was told she couldn’t ask for ‘reliable’ and ‘hard-working’ applicants because it could be offensive to unreliable people.

‘In my 15 years in recruitment I haven’t heard anything so ridiculous,’ Mrs. Mamo said yesterday.

Next step: No more discriminating on the basis of one’s qualifications for the job.

With real stories like this, what’s left for the Onion?