In response to the "Blatant Racism" letter (Ajarn Postbox 31st July 2012), I feel this is more a selection process than racism. Every employer has an idea of how their ideal candidate should be, and if this includes race, gender, age etc, why not include it in the ad? In so-called developed countries, the pampering of every little minority group has gone too far, forcing employers to accept applications and interview people who are not their ideal candidates. This wastes a lot of time and resources on both sides. Personally, I prefer job ads to be as specific as possible. I don't want to waste my time applying for jobs when I have no chance of getting the job because I'm the wrong sex, too old, too young or of the wrong nationality.
It's the employer who pays the salary at the end of the month, so shouldn't they be allowed to specify who they want? Even agencies have to supply employees according to the schools' needs. Why do people feel so aggrieved so easily? Women are upset if a man is specified and vice-versa. Elder people are annoyed if an age limit is set. Just accept it is in your own best interests and save your time and energy by not applying for jobs if you are not what the employer wants!