Software company looking for nudist recruits

Female? Have web coding or sales skills? Happy to work with your kit off? UK software firm Nude House could be the workplace for you.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the firm's 63-year-old owner, Chris Taylor, has put out an ad via Craigslist for naturists interested in US$39,150 sales and web coding positions at his Buckinghamshire office.

Nude House provides a service dubbed ''Move Your Mouse'', enabling text and additional images to pop up when a mouse is waved over an online picture.

Mr Taylor, himself a naturist, told the Telegraph the recruitment drive was about creating a gender balance in the work place.

''We have got a number of males and only one female, so we are trying to find more females to balance the numbers. As far as I am aware, there is no other company in the world that offers naturists proper work,'' he said.

Those thinking this could be the ideal opportunity for a bit of easy workplace romance should look elsewhere, he said.

''We are trying very hard to identify all the people who are applying just to see naked boys and girls and those who just want to have sex, as naturists don't work that way,'' he said.

''There are strict rules to stop any messing about, so I think those, plus their own professionalism, will ease over most problems there could be,'' he added when questioned by CNet.

Those with qualms about being seen in their birthday suit needn't worry either - Mr Taylor's ad promises that customers will never meet his employees in the flesh and will never know they are nude; apparently he doesn't expect the name of the business to tip them off.

Ironically, his initial ad was removed from Craigslist after being flagged as inappropriate, CNet reports, though it has since reappeared, entitled ''Nude Female Web Coders wanted''.

Mr Taylor has rejected suggestions the job listing is a joke or publicity stunt and if nothing else, a nudist workplace would certainly solve the age-old problem of deciding what to wear each morning.

Image Credit: CNet

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Rudy said,
I'm sorry but if I'd see a really attractive woman I don't think I could hide my "emotions" lol

Its tough even for the purest of the saints.

People may say its natural but it sure would be rather weird... having lived in clothing from practically birth I mean hell as soon as you come out of the womb they usually wrap you in a towel at least you don't just "chill out" naked for a couple of years then decide to be fashionable and wear clothes. But I suppose it is good for people who want to explore this... urge? I guess for lack of a better word just like there are nude beaches why not nude work places? haha

Nudism/naturism honestly isn't that odd after the first few minutes for newbies.

Still, it's a choice - so if someone is particularly weirded out by it, you probably wouldn't go work for this company.

I just emailed the guy to see if I can "Take a look around the establishment with a full house of staff" I wanna see

Shaun. said,
I just emailed the guy to see if I can "Take a look around the establishment with a full house of staff" I wanna see

I got this responce

"I am afraid we don't do tours - sorry"

People were wearing clothes for millions of years... Statements like "nudism makes you closer to the nature" is a total BS. I wonder what did he mean by "and will be the great fun".

PotatoBlaster said,
People were wearing clothes for millions of years... Statements like "nudism makes you closer to the nature" is a total BS. I wonder what did he mean by "and will be the great fun".

You are born naked. You didn't come out with a Van Halen t-shirt and torn jeans did you?

Hell, only closed minded people are the one's that are against nudism.

ZekeComa said,

You are born naked. You didn't come out with a Van Halen t-shirt and torn jeans did you?

Hell, only closed minded people are the one's that are against nudism.

Ok then, so you adhere to the idea that we should all move to a more tropical geographical setting, even those people that adapted over tens of thousands of years to living in the extreme cold?

Do you like winter at all (in any way)? Like skiing, skating or sleighing? Would you do that naked? Would you be willing to stay as much as 15hrs (about the maximum a day can be durin gthe summer solstice) in the burning sun and turn to a crisp? Would you rather get a cold in a damp foggy morning? Would you want to get soaking wet and get mud all over your feet during even the shortest rain?

And last, would you be willing to endure harrasment or humiliation from peple that might be attracted or repulsed by your naked body? Moreso, how would you concentrate on work if people you were attracted or repulsed by were working naked near you?

What i finally wanted to say is that clothes are not a sign of conformity or prudeness, necesarily, they have other, reasonably valid reasons for coming into existence.

Edited by LauRoman, Apr 7 2011, 8:33am :

LauRoman said,
Ok then, so you adhere to the idea that we should all move to a more tropical geographical setting, even those people that adapted over tens of thousands of years to living in the extreme cold?

Do you like winter at all (in any way)? Like skiing, skating or sleighing? Would you do that naked? Would you be willing to stay as much as 15hrs (about the maximum a day can be durin gthe summer solstice) in the burning sun and turn to a crisp? Would you rather get a cold in a damp foggy morning? Would you want to get soaking wet and get mud all over your feet during even the shortest rain?

And last, would you be willing to endure harrasment or humiliation from peple that might be attracted or repulsed by your naked body? Moreso, how would you concentrate on work if people you were attracted or repulsed by were working naked near you?

What i finally wanted to say is that clothes are not a sign of conformity or prudeness, necesarily, they have other, reasonably valid reasons for coming into existence.

It's a choice, it's not like they are stripping people down in the street and forcing them to be a naturist.

PotatoBlaster said,
People were wearing clothes for millions of years
Er, no they weren't. We're talking more like 200,000 years.

Kushan said,
Why was the salary listed in USD when the company is based in the UK?
Because Neowin made it so, for their international readers? (Edited after reading comment below).

I'll be the devil's advocate and ask a question. Why has it become socially un-acceptable to be seen as a human being, rather than a collection of manufactured items? Why is it so taboo to be seen as you are, rather than who you try to portray yourself as?

Not saying this is or isn't what I believe, just posing a counter-argument.

CoMMo said,
I'll be the devil's advocate and ask a question. Why has it become socially un-acceptable to be seen as a human being, rather than a collection of manufactured items? Why is it so taboo to be seen as you are, rather than who you try to portray yourself as?

Not saying this is or isn't what I believe, just posing a counter-argument.

I don't think that's the issue here. I'm all for being an individual, being your own person, and having traits that make you unique. And I don't have a problem with nudism.. I just doubt this guys intentions, that's all. He wants to run a company full of nudists, and specifically women to help balance the workplace? C'mon....

Chicane-UK said,

I don't think that's the issue here. I'm all for being an individual, being your own person, and having traits that make you unique. And I don't have a problem with nudism.. I just doubt this guys intentions, that's all. He wants to run a company full of nudists, and specifically women to help balance the workplace? C'mon....


Did you bother to read the article? He specifically said that he wanted gender equality in his business. Currently, there are more men than women in his organization, and he wants to have an equal balance of the sexes.

Would you doubt his intentions of he employed only women and was hiring more men?

Me thinks the guy is a pervert. Deary me.

> a nudist workplace would certainly solve the age-old problem of deciding what to wear each morning

Can't say I struggle - jeans and a t-shirt every day. Pretty easy

Chicane-UK said,
Me thinks the guy is a pervert. Deary me.

> a nudist workplace would certainly solve the age-old problem of deciding what to wear each morning

Can't say I struggle - jeans and a t-shirt every day. Pretty easy

Here here!

Chicane-UK said,
Me thinks the guy is a pervert. Deary me.
Based on what? That's a fairly rude thing to say, especially as rheostat pointed out below - it's to help balance the workplace.

Chicane-UK said,
Me thinks the guy is a pervert.

Not necessarily. Nudists/Naturists take this seriously. There is a nude resort near where I live (oddly enough, there was one right near where I USED to live as well) and the rules are there and in place to protect their colony. It's policed somewhat by the nudists themselves, so if a "perv" gets in, he/she is identified quickly and asked to leave. It's not about sex or even sex appeal (think about some of the people you know and imagine them nude - not necessarily a pretty picture) it is about freedom.