WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- An Indian woman is being applauded for her response to being set up in an arranged marriage.
- Instead of her hand, he offered the man a job.
- The woman shared her father’s dismayed reaction on Twitter.
The outraged reaction of the father of an Indian businesswoman who offered her planned marriage prospect a job rather than her hand is making rounds on social media.
Her father’s appalled texts have gone viral on Twitter, with supporters praising the entrepreneur for defying patriarchy.
Udita Pal, the co-founder of Bengaluru-based digital bank Salt, wrote in the caption of the screenshots of the heated debate:
“What getting disowned from father looks like.”
The saga began when the tech mogul asked for the résumé of a man she met on the marital dating website Jeevansathi.com.
Daddy dearest was furious that she treated a potential paramour like a potential employee.
“You cannot hire people from matrimonial sites,” Pal’s father fumed. “What to tell his father now? I saw your message. You gave him interview link and asked for resume. Reply you crazy girl,” he added.
Pal, on the other hand, has no remorse about the arranged employment because the bachelor was clearly qualified for the position.
“Seven years of fintech experience is great and we are hiring,” his brazen daughter commented about the upcoming job. “I’m sorry.”
They never did tie the occupational knot, unfortunately. Pal later revealed in a follow-up tweet that the candidate turned down the job offer due to a financial mismatch — she “can’t afford” his asking wage. Meanwhile, the mogul’s father is said to have erased her Jeevansathi.com profile to prevent her from using it to recruit new employees.
Pal’s recruitment technique was dubbed “genius” by admirers, who praised her for flipping the arranged marriage tradition on its head.
“This is convincing me to join one of these sites now, another potential hiring funnel, right,” wrote one commenter.
Another said, “Loooooooove this!! You go girl! Never settle, or settle when you want.”
Meanwhile, one Twitter user commented, “Normal people: Uses Linkdin [sic] as matrimonial site. Legends: Uses matrimonial site as Linkdin [sic].”
“Let us know if you still have an opening & we will apply for the perfect life partner,” Jeevansathi.com remarked.
To which Pa replied:
“Just give me JS for free for a month, let me snoop around a little :P.”
Source: New York Post