The Chinese company hires non-drinkers, non-smokers and vegetarians only!

Whenever people get a job interview, it’s normal to expect a large number of questions. The questions are usually about educational background, work experience, and the position being offered to you. But how would you react if the interviewer started to question your food preferences?

A job posting for a Chinese electronics company seeking people who don’t smoke, drink alcohol or eat meat has gone viral on mainland social media. This is what happened:

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A Chinese company asks its employees not to drink, smoke or eat meat


An applicant posted his encounters with the company’s human resources employees online on July 8, according to Bailu Video, and the anonymous corporation in Shenzhen, south China, drew widespread condemnation according to online reports.

According to the applicant’s screenshots, company operations and marketing responsibilities earned a monthly salary starting at 5,000 yuan (US$700) and provided free housing.

The ad also requested that prospective applicants be friendly and easy-going and not smoke, drink, or eat meat. During an online interview with the company, the applicant asked about the strange requests.

“Don’t you smoke? Don’t you drink? Don’t you eat meat?” the applicant asked. “Why do others kill animals if you don’t eat meat? The fish give everything to the fishermen, but the fishermen eat them,” said the interviewer.

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“Are you OK?” inquired the applicant.

“Mind your own business,” the interviewer said.

It wasn’t bias, it was company culture.

The interviewer then stated that it was not due to bias towards candidates but rather the corporate culture of the organization. In a later interview with Bailu, the unnamed human resources professional argued that, despite bringing pleasure, eating meat was an act of killing, and that if people were hungry for meat, they couldn’t be kind to themselves or others. the rest.

“Eating meat is a sin. Killing is inhumane. Not eating meat is good,” he explained.

To foster a healthy corporate culture, the employee stated that the company canteen did not offer meat meals and that the company did not want to force any candidate to adhere to its culture. When she was asked if the corporate culture applied to employees who did not dine in the canteen or live in staff housing, she stated that it did.

Stories about unusually strong hiring standards often generate controversy and laughter in China. A manufacturer refused to hire two potential employees in May unless they had their tattoos removed, sparking controversy over cultural biases and workplace discrimination.

In October last year, a Shenzhen-based company was chastised for asking potential employees if they would be willing to work overtime for free.

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