(OPINION, ANONYMOUS) – So we just recently moved back to town. Obviously good paying jobs are hard to come by in Thunder Bay. In today’s society you no longer drop off resume’s at businesses to apply for jobs, you have to apply online.
I figured I would try and apply to the City of Thunder Bay, and I was very surprised by the questions they ask to even apply for a position.
The questions consisted of the following:
- “Are you currently employed with the City of Thunder Bay”
- “Are you a person of Indigenous descent”
- “Are you an Indigenous youth?”
- “Are you a member of a visible minority”
- “Based on the definition above, do you consider yourself to be a person with a disability”
This is the reason the city of Thunder Bay is considered racist. Applying for a job or getting a job should not be determined by your background, what opportunities you had or didn’t have through out life, what gender you are or what you look or don’t look like.
Applying for or getting a job should be based on solely the qualifications it requires and that is it. The city of Thunder Bay needs to fix this. This not only is not right, but they are not proper questions to be determining proper interviews/employees by.
I am a tax payer of Thunder Bay and I would like to see properly qualified individuals get the proper jobs they applied for, not people who are unqualified but get it based on race, gender ect.
By no means am i saying that the people mentioned in the questions above can’t be qualified, what i am saying is that the job/application process should not be based on this.