2007
04.11

Comment on India 17 – bureau-smacked by JS

Reference: Haaretz.com
Bilboard ad exec: My pregnancy led to being demoted
By Eynav Ben Yehuda
Last Update: 29/03/2007 09:25
A senior employee of the Maximedia billboard advertising company has filed a claim against the company, after allegedly being demoted to a junior position in the company when her managers learned she was pregnant. According to the statement, the employee, Rotem Eisenberg has served as business clients sales manager for the past two years, and has been directly answerable to the company’s CEO. In this position, she was responsible for 20 employees, including five team heads. Upon learning that she was pregnant, the company announced a reorganization of the firm, and informed her of her demotion. The Tel Aviv district Labor Court issued a temporary injunction yesterday which suspends the company’s decision to transfer her from her original position.

2007
04.11

Comment on Plan of attack by JS

Politicians do not need to learn any specific lessons or avoid any mistakes – as long as they have silly people electing them again and again. That is where the vanity comes from.

2007
04.11

India 17 – bureau-smacked

I know, I know. I am suppose to write about south Korea, where I am and not about India, but SK is boring – except for a strange alphabet and language the place is western. Food is good, plumbing is good, etc.

Anyway, if you join IIT Delhi (or any other government job I think), you are supposed to declare everything you own that is above a certain value. Like if you have an IPod, a computer, a laptop, a TV, etc. Most people just “forget” to fill this form and there is no problem, but still it is amazing that the government requires you to fill such a form.

But this is nothing (nothing I tell you!) compared to the latest declaration required by the government of India. Women civil servants have to provide (on page 58 of) the new (yearly?) appraisal form the following information: _detailed menstrual history and history of LMP [last menstrual period] including date of last confinement [maternity leave]_”. No. Really.

One of the female employees claimed that she was gobsmacked by this requirement. She would be happy to know that on page 97 of the form the employee has to state when was the last time they were gobsmacked.