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Netizens are disturbed with a Malaysian company’s online job advertisement and its many requirements

A Twitter user posted a tweet today, 28 October, about a job advertisement they came across and how they could find so many faults with it.

There are so many things wrong with this job advertisement. Try listing them out. I can easily give five. Oh my, I shook my head when I found this,” they wrote.

In a few short hours since it went up, the tweet has already gained over 600 replies and 1,500 retweets.

The job advertisement is for a content creator role at an online fashion company based in Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur

The job description reads that the hired individual would have to take on various responsibilities such as creating content for each product launch, promote and market their products on social media, look up ideas and analyse new or trending content, do livestreams, as well as edit pictures and videos.

They said the job candidate should have the skills of an editor, copywriter, producer, social media expert, and should also be good at analysing data, photography, and graphic design.

The company also listed that they were looking for an unmarried woman with a driving licence

Other job requirements include that she has to be able to work under pressure, be a team player, be positive and happy, has a lot of ideas and always be smiling, has no illnesses such as depression and anxiety, love learning new things, as well as be able to respond to customers until 12am.

The basic salary offered was RM2,000 and it stated that lunch would be provided.

Image from Twitter

Netizens were quick to point out red flags, and some reported the ad to the job recruitment website for being discriminatory and abusive

“There are seven different positions within one job description,” pointed out a Twitter user.

“Researcher, editor, copywriter, graphic designer, marketer, producer, social media expert. And paying RM2k only?”

“And discrimination towards people with mental illness? Name and shame the company so we know not to apply,” added the user.

Image from Twitter

While another netizen sarcastically said, “Applicants must not have depression or anxiety because our company already provides that for you!”