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Davos 'boys' club' hears call for gender quotas

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Yes, let's forget about a person's attributes and skills and hire anyone with a vagina and breasts. /sarcasm

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Screw the quota idea! Stick with a meritocracy.

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jeff: Maybe for too many years the prerequisite has been hiring anyone as long as they have a penis.

Hey paul, maybe fighting discrimination with discrimination is inherently absurd? People should be judged based on merit, and nothing else. Quotas are a horrid idea.

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today." -Thomas Sowell

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Complete rubbish, if you do not have the skill set or qualifications then you should not get the job.

Hire on merit not on some daft quota.

These left wing loonies in politics these days have effectively screwed the world and everyone in it with their dumb policies please no more left wing loonyisms.

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We assume that the person who was hired got the job because he was the best candidate. I don't believe in quotas but I also don't think the hiring processes as they are set now make sure the best candidates are hired. One group has had an enormous advantage for a long time and I don't see it changing anytime soon. All the people bellyaching over quotas probably have never been in a position as a minority with the deck stacked squarely against them and where their qualifications aren't even looked at. I've gone to interviews where I knew I had no shot. One company didn't even bother to contact me (as they said they would) after the interview to let me know if I was going to be hired. Experience that a few times and see how you feel. A meritocracy is what we may think we are in but, from my experience, it's not the case.

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I welcome this quota crap, partially because I am sick and tired of women blaming men for everything wrong in the world.

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I would like to agree that fighting discrimination with discrimination is stupid save for a single fact, people are stupid. If your boss says 3 percent of your management team must be women what will you do? You will make your quota, you know why.....Because your promotion hangs on your ability to meet goals, and you want a promotion. So Now that you have 3 women (qualified or not), they need to do the job. If the first set fails (which is expected), that's ok. When the second, third, and fourth set fails the blame begins to be shifted towards you. Remember that promotion, kiss it good-bye because. But if one set succeeds you get to give conferences and lectures on how your ability to train is superior. This is business, it's just a game being played.

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"Yes, let's forget about a person's attributes and skills and hire anyone with a vagina and breasts."

jeff: Maybe for too many years the prerequisite has been hiring anyone as long as they have a penis.

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Oh how ridiculous. Hire somebody for their skills and capability. You don't hire them because of then gender. They have done this with other groups before and it has been nothing but a mess.

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