The Salzburg insurance company has performed a statistical analysis of its employees' star signs and have determined that those who are Capricorn, Taurus, Aquarius, Aries and Leo are their best workers. They therefore want to make sure that Sales & Management recruits for 20 new roles also have said star signs.
Now, I haven't been able to find any details of this statistical analysis, and if anyone else has come across it I'd love to see it.
Perhaps the most worrying thing about this is that it doesn't seem to be illegal. In fact, the Salzburg employees council have said:
'When an employer considers star signs and says: "I want to only hire Pisces, for an example, it must be assumed that within this group of people born under the sign of Pisces there are old and young people, women and women etc. It does appear like a certain limitation, but it is not discrimination.'
It'll be interesting to see how astrologers react to this. On the one hand I can see them being happy that a mainstream business is buying into the whole astrology idea, but at the same time I doubt they'd be happy at it being used to discriminate.
The mind boggles!