Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Find a husband through your HR department....

A South Korean bank (Hana Bank) is attempting to better the lives of its employees by signing its female employees, between the ages of 29 and 33, up to a dating service.

Twenty lucky ladies will be set up on blind dates in the hopes that the potential for blooming romance will make them happier at work.

"As our bank tries to help our employees balance their work and personal lives, we are putting more effort into improving their personal life."

I'm sorry - but my dating/romantic life should not be of any concern to my company. I have my mother for that.

4 comments:

Thomas said...

Oh, such a good call with the last line about having mommy dearest for such things! That deserves a big old "LOL"

Yeah, what's up with the sexually biased policy of doing that to (not "for") the lucky ladies at the bank? Other questions to ponder include....

1. Is it held against you for not providing "quality customer service" if your blind date doesn't go so well?

2. As bankers, I wonder if the girls required to remind their suitors/customers, "Don't pull out - you'll lose interest!" (couldn't resist the old bank joke)

3. Maybe the bank's name translates to English as "match.com"

Newscoma said...

Your last line made me laugh out loud.
This whole dating thing through work is just creepy.

Sarah Ashlee said...

The big issue for me is not that the company is attempting to infiltrate its employees personal lives but...why aren't the single guys forced to go through the same thing? Or are women the only sex who bring their miserly unhappiness into the workplace?

Newscoma - Sorry about the comment moderation! I was getting people trying to sell their stuff and I didn't know how else to stop that!

Thomas said...

Exactly, which is why I called it a "sexually biased policy." It represents disparate treatment of the female employees...