I am shocked at what sorts of things appear on Taiwanese job applications. Answers to intrusive questions about age, height, weight, blood type, personal medical history, and the educational backgrounds of parents and siblings are all required on job applications for companies large and small here in Taiwan.
I saw a job application asking for this sort of stuff a year or so ago, but shrugged it off as something from the Twilight Zone and an exception. As it turns out, it is the standard practice here–my girlfriend is in the process of landing her first post-university job, and EACH application she’s filled out (a few dozen now) have asked for this information.
Unfuckingbelievable. We’ve been joking about whether they will ask her how many times a week she has sex and the approximate size of her boyfriend’s package in the interview. What a farce. Medieval, really. How can this garbage possibly be legal?