In case it’s difficult to read (sorry, it’s an iPhone pic), it says
- Age 20+
- Fluent in English and Chinese
- Able to work independently
The reason I found it noteworthy is that even after a year, I still suffer from the occasional bout of culture shock. In the US we have non-discrimination laws that are fairly strict. You could never specify the sex or age of a potential employee, and if you tried to, you would get sued. Here, I see signs that specify that sort of thing all the time. There’s nothing (to my knowledge) that prevents people from discriminating on age, weight, marital status, sex, ethnicity, etc. It’s even legal to ask you questions about all of the above in the interview process.
When I did the HR side of things for a retail store in Boston, I had to be careful to try to keep a balance of potential interviewees. Granted, I did weed out certain things–the potential employee who filled in the application in crayon was never called in for an interview, for example. The interviewee who took a call on their cell phone was not extended a job offer. Legally I could not ask questions about marital status, whether or not a potential employee had children, or anything like that.
So yeah…I see things like this, and it’s still a bit of culture shock for me.