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    Question Can a person be 'inappropriate' for a job?

    Hi,
    If a person hasn't got the right skills for a job, then can it be said they're inappropriate? Any other suggestions?


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    Default Re: Can a person be 'inappropriate' for a job?

    Unqualified? What sort of job?

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    Default Re: Can a person be 'inappropriate' for a job?

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    Unqualified? What sort of job?

    Thanks. It was put generally.

    'Men are inappropriate for these jobs.'

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    Default Re: Can a person be 'inappropriate' for a job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Thanks. It was put generally.

    'Men are inappropriate for these jobs.'
    Unsuitable.

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    Default Re: Can a person be 'inappropriate' for a job?

    May I ask what elements make the word inappropriate unsuitable (to be used) for humans?


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    Default Re: Can a person be 'inappropriate' for a job?

    Not sure if this will clarify anything or muddy the waters:

    You can say "he is not (an) appropriate (candidate) for this job" if, say, you're hiring an ex-robber as a bank guard or a sex offender to work at a women's shelter.

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