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Twitter seethes over Toronto company’s ‘sexist’ job posting

CityNews | posted Tuesday, Nov 24th, 2015

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A job posting that might have been a hit in the Mad Men era was a flop in 2015.

The Internet was collectively seething after Toronto-based web development company, Vestra Inet, posted what many felt was a blatantly sexist job description.

Seeking a content writer and SEO specialist, the posting includes a long list of coveted requirements, like computer knowledge and oral and written communication skills.

But you’ll also have to occasionally fill in as a receptionist, and that’s where things get messy.

The addendum that reads more like a politically incorrect punchline states: “Please note that the Position requires filling in the responsibilities of a receptionist, so female candidates are preferred.”

CityNews reached out to the company on Monday. They refused to comment, but did tweet about the incident.

But the damage was done, and Twitter typists both male and female reacted to the posting, with some calling it embarrassingly antiquated, and others calling it flat-out illegal.

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