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You’re not the boss of me yet

June 21, 2012

Found a great job ad just now. Good location, good skillset match, interesting line of work.

The problem? It’s not with a company, but with a university. German universities, being public institutions, have to “promote equality”. And the way they do this is to write on every job ad that they strive to raise the percentage of female employees, so they emphatically demand that qualified women apply. (…”fordern diese daher ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf.”)

I don’t want to apply to a job where the ad emphatically demands I apply!

(Did I write about this before? Maybe. I don’t remember. I hate this practise enough for two blog posts, that’s for sure.)

  1. Fjelle permalink

    Bewerbe trotzdem!

  2. Moreva permalink

    Good luck, all the same!

  3. Dr. rer. nat. Evil permalink

    Yeah, I can see how that is annoying. Maybe you can take some comfort in the fact that it is usually not the professors (i.e. your potential direct bosses/co-workers) who put such clauses into every job ad, but rather types from central administration whom you will most likely never meet even if you work for the university. Or is that job IN central administration? 🙂

    In any case, good luck to you!

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