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#1 Hum

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:49

LONDON (Reuters) - British electronics retailer Currys issued an apology on Thursday after admitting that interviewees trying to earn a job as a sales assistant at one of its stores had been made to dance.

The jobseekers, who were attending a group interview at a Currys Megastore in Cardiff, had to perform dance routines during team building exercises which the firm said did not form part of its formal procedures.

"I think everyone initially thought it was a joke. But they were serious," Alan Bacon, one of those at the selection day, told the BBC.

"I ended up dancing to 'Around the World' by (French electronic music act) Daft Punk, doing rubbish robotics in my suit in front of a group of strangers. Another middle aged guy looked really upset as he danced to a rap song."

Currys, which is part of Dixons Retail, said the incident should not have happened and it was carrying out an internal investigation.

"We are extremely disappointed that one of the management team at the store in question did not follow our official recruitment processes," Currys said in a statement.

"We are extremely sorry to those interviewees impacted; all are being asked to attend another interview where they will be given a proper opportunity to demonstrate how they can contribute to our business."

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:53

Eh.. sounds like it got blown way out of proportion... Maybe they where trying to find someone outgoing and free spirited.. Also sounds like they would be fun to work with lol



#3 +Nik L

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:53

Anyone picturing David Brent as the interviewer?  Also, we need a video!



#4 Haaa-Choo

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:54

I would happily dance and fail for a job. 



#5 PhilTheThrill

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:56

Eh.. sounds like it got blown way out of proportion... Maybe they where trying to find someone outgoing and free spirited.. Also sounds like they would be fun to work with lol

No...they were just being pricks.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:56

I would have mooned them and walked out.



#7 +Nik L

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 13:05

I'd have done a really sexually awkward dance, gyrating in the face of the interviewer just enough to make them uncomfortable but not enough to define why... :)



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Posted 07 September 2013 - 04:43

They must have been really bad dancers. 





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