The job advert above, published yesterday in the Gulf Times, has been generating a bit of a stir locally on Twitter.
The advert asks for chefs of specific nationalities, and a receptionist and cleaners of a specific sex.
— Mazen Abd Rabbo (@MAbdRabbo) August 28, 2012
@reem_alharmi it is definitely wrong. It should be illegal to advertise such, as Mazen pointed out. In fact it probably is illegal!
— Ahmed (@a77med) August 28, 2012
— Amy Bambridge (@escapetoqatar) August 28, 2012
This isn’t the first time classified ads in Qatar have turned heads.
Earlier this year, an ad mistakenly seeking to hire Qatari women as domestic supervisors sparked controversy following an outcry from nationals.
And last month, an ad seeking only “serious good-looking” women for waitress positions drew some fire.