Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Male Candidate Preferred – How Maximus Behave When They Think No-one’s Watching

maximus-maleIn Saudi Arabia – where Maximus operate welfare-to-work style schemes for the government – gay, lesbian and transgender people can face punishments ranging from flogging, to imprisonment and even execution.  Women are forbidden from carrying out many jobs, and workplaces operate under strict gender segregation.  The regime’s Saudization programme means that companies in the private sector who employ non-Saudi nationals may be charged a fee or even prohibited from carrying out government contracts.

Yet on their website Maximus Gulf claim to be an equal opportunity employer who recruit people without regard to “race, color, gender, age, religious beliefs, national origin, disability, sexual orientation”.  This is of course a lie, as this advertisement for a Business Manager with the company – asking for a male candidate and Saudi nationals only – clearly demonstrates.  It is not the only job vacancy with the company that appears to specify gender requirements, and this is hardly surprising since Maximus themselves quite happily operate a segregated workforce in the country.

Which shows just what a breath-taking fucking hypocrite their UK Marketing Director @mariodunn1 is when he tweets things like this: mario-islam2It seems that Sue Marsh is not the only one prepared to throw away deeply held  principles when a big fat Maximus cheque lands on the doorstep.

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Saudi cops ban teh kittens

Those paragons of liberalism the Saudi Arabian religious police have banned the sale of cats and dogs. People have also been banned from walking cats and dogs in the street.  The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice claims that the ownership of pets is a risk to social codes and morality.

They also claim that some men have been using dogs in the streets to pick up women, who presumably aren’t very choosy.  So now the randy Saudi’s won’t be getting any pussy at all this Summer.

This is the noble Saudi state which is an ally of Britain and the US in their endless war against Islamic extremism.

Back in Blighty the 5 law lords have upheld the decision by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to abandon its inquiry into BAE Systems’ £43 billion contract to supply arms to the Saudis.  One law for them …

(it’s silly season, the soon to be five year old’s running amok and the sun’s out.  What do you want, a Pulitzer prize winner?)