A cultural media company in central China's Hubei Province has recently triggered a heated discussion about the company's recruitment requirements among college graduates who are looking for a job, according to reports Tuesday.
The company, at a campus recruitment event of Wuhan University of Science and Technology, clearly stated that graduates who are leaders of student unions are preferred, while those that are in the rich second generation (R2G) will be excluded from applying for any job within the company.
"Their superior family background makes some R2G arrogant. Although they do not make any efforts, they have a bright future inherited from their parents. And maybe because of this, some companies are prejudiced against them," said Xiao Ye, a student in the college.
"I do not think that 'R2G' should be a label directly associated with those who are not capable enough to be hired or for those who have poor qualities," said another student. "We cannot choose what kind of family we are born into, so it is not fair to judge people in accordance with the background of their family."
"This stipulation was listed after adamant demands from our employees," said a manager of the company. "Actual working experience has told us that many R2G cannot bear hard work and are hard to cooperate with."
"Besides, a lot of recent negative news concerning this group of people also persuaded us to list this stipulation," added the manager.
"It is not scientific to refuse this group of people job opportunities. They should not use a small number of people to define the entire group," said Liu Chongshun, an analyst at the Hubei Scientific Socialism Research Institute.
"Everyone should have an equal opportunity to find a job they want. What this company did is a typical example of social exclusion," added Liu.