A recent post on the Facebook group Halaat Updates brought attention to a welcome change at the Pakistani petrol stations. Total Parco, a Pakistani oil marketing company, has now hired female employees for its filling stations in the country. The change instils hope that more women will be inspired to work, no matter who dominates the industries.
Total Parco hires female employees
In a post on Halaat Updates, a Facebook user pointed out that she was going about her usual routine when she met with a pleasantly unusual incident. She spotted female employees at one of Total Parco’s gas stations.
Hired in a male-dominant workplace, these women were given equal responsibilities as their male colleagues. The Facebook user also pointed out the importance of women making a living and becoming empowered:
Total Petrol Pump has started appointing females for fuel filling and they are paying a good salary package too with 8 working hours.
The women were happy with the working environment and telling the co-staff is also really cooperative. We need to make people understand that poverty can only be reduced with women becoming active members of the working force.
Stressing over the massive population of unemployed women in Pakistan, she also pointed out how this could be a solution to reduce poverty. It was also mentioned that the minimum education required for this job is matriculation.
Let’s take a look at the post:
Netizens have given mixed reactions to this news. Some say this is a great initiative, while others believe it’s only a marketing stunt by Total Parco. Overall, everyone is happy to see this change. Let’s take a look at some of the reactions:
What do you think of these female employees posted at Total Parco petrol stations in Pakistan? Share your views in the comments section.