This sexist job description has caused a meltdown on Twitter
They definitely need a new content writer.
No, your calendar isn't wrong because we're all still living in 2015. We wouldn't blame you for checking though, especially after seeing this advert for the position of Online Writer and SEO Specialist with Vestra Inet, a Canadian web development company.
This job description has caused quite a stir after it was posted on LinkedIn because the company have instantly jumped to the conclusion that only women are suitable for a position as a receptionist.
As things currently are , the post remains unedited despite plenty of people tweeting their feelings to the company, as seen below.
Naturally this job description has caused quite an outrage on Twitter, from men and women alike. Here are just a few of the responses.
Reading a @vestranet ad for a content writer & seo specialist. Female preferred, to fill in as receptionist. Does blatant #sexism never die?
— Rahel (wash your hands) Bailie (@rahelab) November 23, 2015
Excuse me @vestranet what on earth does being a woman have to do with someone's ability to be a receptionist?! https://t.co/EErIOJsXMb
— Rachel Megan Barker (@rachellybee) November 23, 2015
Completely sexist and ILLEGAL job posting for a Contract Writer & SEO specialist. Go to hell, @vestranet. pic.twitter.com/iXlwvhF56U
— Avery Swartz (@AverySwartz) November 23, 2015
Just called @vestranet about their LinkedIn ad for female receptionists (https://t.co/Uo4C57DBId). They refused comment.
— Luke Simcoe (@Code4Luke) November 23, 2015
— Matthew Domville (@mattdomville) November 23, 2015
@KurtisKolt @vestranet As a guy who's worked as a receptionist/admin assistant for the last 6 1/2 years, I find this very stupid. Dumbasses.
— Jack Sprat (@the_jack_sprat) November 22, 2015