someone seems to have missed the fact that it's 2010:
A Hamilton car dealer who refused to employ a woman in his yard remains defiant that "car selling is a male-dominated thing" and he had a right to do so.
4 Guys Autobarn general manager Monte Wells has paid Hamilton woman Tesa Te Whareturoroa $6500 after she complained to the Human Rights Commission that he discriminated against her based on her gender.
it's been a pretty tough time for car dealers in hamilton in recent years, with several going out of business. so i wouldn't have thought that these kinds of statements would have been considered good for business:
"... statistics from Australia and Canada historically will tell you predominantly it's [the car-selling industry] a male dominated thing. We do require a balance in our sales team.
"We liken it to a person applying for a job in a ladies' lingerie shop."
He said he ran a business turning over $20 million, and had to make sure his staff and their jobs were protected.
"It'd be like 10 60-year-olds applying for a job in a manicurists' shop."
yup, buying a car is exactly the same as buying underwear, you totally have to undress & sometimes get assistance with fittings. it's exactly as personal and private, right? and i can't see the problem with 10 60-year-olds in a manicurists' shop: if they were the best manicurists in town (and i was inclined to spend my money on manicures), then that would be the shop i went to.
really, someone needs to help this guy get a clue, because the only funny thing in this situation is that he sees himself as the victim. wow.