We have all heard about the Chinese horoscopes that assign animals to your year of bith! Well interestingly enough, some canine affirmative discrimination is going on in a Chinese company since they only want to emply "dog' staff". A Chinese human resources company has announced it would like its new staff to include plenty of "dogs". Jilin Jiangshan Human Resources Development Company, in its recruitment advertisement, invited only people born in the Year of the Dog to apply. A personnel manager for the company said those born in that particular Chinese astrological year tended to demonstrate qualities such as loyalty. Chinese law forbids discrimination in employment but is vague in its terms, so it seems dogs are favored nevertheless. "We believe that people born in dog years are born with some good characteristics such as loyalty and honesty," Mr Dong, personnel manager and himself a dog, told The Associated Press. "As a human resource company, those characters are exactly what we need," he said. According to the Chinese Zodiac, people born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They have a deep sense of loyalty, are honest, and inspire other people, show confidence because they know how to keep secrets. But Dog People are somewhat selfish, terribly stubborn, and eccentric as well. They care little for wealth, yet somehow always seem to have money. They can be cold emotionally and sometimes distant at parties. They can find fault with many things and are noted for their sharp tongues. Dog people make good leaders. They are compatible with those born in the Years of the Horse, Tiger, and Rabbit. So which of us would fair well in China, when looking for a job? According to the Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Dog begins at the end of January, 2006. Those born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982 and 1994 were all born to this astrological sign. I have to stay at my current job is seems, since I was sadly born in the Year of the Monkey.....But hey, I can at least say I am the erratic genius of the cyle according to the Chinese zodiac, so all is not lost! < grin >
The Year Of the Dog