Kim Hyun-sook, a candidate for Minister of Gender Equality and Family, hired 34 assistants for three years during her 19th National Assembly, but did not give them a single day of official leave.
In response, Candidate Kim’s side countered, saying, “I have never directly fired any of the aides,” and said, “I am sorry for the inflated list.”
According to the office of Democratic Party lawmaker Song Ok-joo, chair of the National Assembly’s Gender Equality and Family Committee on the 28th, a total of 34 aides were hired by Kim from 2012 to 2015, when he was a member of the National Assembly.
The average tenure of assistants was 278 days, about 9 months, with 107 interns and 398 excluding interns. Of these, only 4 assistants worked for more than 2 years, 17 people less than 6 months, 11 people less than 3 months, and 2 people less than 1 month. One aide even quit after working for seven days.
In particular, it was found that the official vacation given to all of them was ‘0 days’. In addition, the gender ratio of assistants was also found to be 79% (15) of 34 males and 4 (21%) females.
Candidate Kim countered that “there were cases where they moved to a private company, were promoted to another member’s office, or resigned due to health reasons.”
Reporters Jeong Jae-min and Kim Jin-hee [email protected]
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