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It looks like our discriminatory Rockville car repair company got the message that their job ad in search of a hot female employee didn’t exactly jibe with Montgomery County employment laws. The company has removed its Craigslist ad specifying an “attractive” “gal” who is “confident with her sexuality,” and replaced it with this sanitized version that ditches the physical requirements, employs gender-neutral pronouns, and does not specify any headshot requirements:
High Volume Automotive Repair Facilty, is in need of a mature, detail oriented individual with above average computer skills to help out with our front office operations. Must be able to multi-task and be able to handle a large volume of telephone calls on a regular basis. Knowledge of the Automotive business is a plus but not essential to performing the functions of this position, However a good sense of humor is, as well as a positive can do attitude. This job involves answering phones, invoicing, preparing service orders, adjusting inventory counts, scheduling and much more. The ideal person for this job will be able to think fast on his or her feet and be willing to do what ever is required of them in this type of position. Must be able to meet the attendance requirements of M-F 9am to 6pm have reliable transportation and be able to make a good presentation to my customers. Additionally the ideal candidate will have a customer service background and be able to pass a pre-employment background screening. If you feel you have the right personality and the unique set of skills for this position then we want to hear from you. Please submit resume and references. Compensation based on qualifications.
Now, all qualified Maryland job-seekers can apply for this position in peace, knowing that their potential employer only secretly wishes you were a hot, sexy lady who he could repeatedly refer to as “gal.”
Unfortunately, expecting that your employer comply with anti-discrimination laws comes with a price. The ad originally advertised an hourly rate of $13.75 to $16.85 an hour; now, potential employees are looking at $10 to $16.