At this day and age, you’d think outer appearances don’t matter much when it comes to job opportunities. Hey, if a person living with vitiligo can pave a way in international modelling, then what’s stopping the rest of us?
But that’s the opposite of what happened to a store selling women’s underwear at a Kuala Lumpur mall.
The lingerie chain has come under fire for posting a seemingly racist job advertisement on their storefront.
The advert â€“ with the words â€œVacancy. Sales Assistant (Fair). Female onlyâ€ â€“ drew the ire of many people, after a picture of it was circulated on social media platforms on Monday.
â€œJust say you donâ€™t want to hire Indians,â€ said netizen Nalina Nair in a post on Facebook, as reported in The Star Online.
â€œWe live in 21st century Malaysia, more than half a century after independence, but race and skin colour is somehow still a requirement to get a job?â€
The lingerie outlet, however, claims that there has been a huge misunderstanding.
â€œI meant fair, as in working at the promotion area. Anybody can apply for the position,â€ the hiring manager told The Star Online when contacted.
â€œI am so sorry for the misunderstanding. We are taking down the post and doing a new one,â€ he said.
The outlet also clarified their job advertisement on their Facebook page.
â€œFair here means â€˜event, temporary booth, promotion fairâ€™ we are hiring sales assistant to run promotion for fair,â€ said the comment.
The store manager also assured that the shop open its arms to potential employees of all races and backgrounds.
â€œPlease do not misunderstand. We are hiring and welcome all races of people come to work.â€ –MYNEWSHUB.CC