We have witnessed it many times throughout the years: a job applicant gets denied because of ethnicity, because of gender, because of sexual preference, because of religion, etc. Well, it appears a new contender has joined the list of discriminatory items.

South Korea Irish Alcoholism

Enter Katie Mulrenna, 26, a resident of the Republican of Ireland who just got denied a teaching position in South Korea. Why did she get turned out? Because, apparently, her Irish ancestry makes her very likely to be an alcoholic.


The email she received from the Seoul-based agency specifically reads, “I am sorry to inform you that my client does not hire Irish people due to the alcoholism nature of your kind”:

Teacher Email

According to the International Business Times, Katie had applied for the job via Craigslist. Furthermore, she has “three years of experience teaching English in Oxford, Barcelona and Abu Dhabi, as well as in Korea.”

She was pretty shocked at how quickly the agency replied. She was even more shocked at how the reply was worded:

“Usually when you apply for a job and they don’t want you, they don’t send a reply,” she said.

“Or they tell you they would prefer someone from North America because some schools prefer the accent.”

The good news is that Katie isn’t allowing this “hilarious” incident to take away from her her unrelenting love of South Korea.


V Saxena
I hail from Raleigh, North Carolina. I was raised in America and intend to bring up my children as proud Americans because I am defined by neither my past nor the color of my skin, but rather by the path I choose to take in life. It is this option to be who and what I want that has me so enamored with my Mother country: the United States of America. For more information, please visit http://conservativenewsfeed.com.