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Retailer Apologizes for Forcing Job Applicants to Dance to Daft Punk

In What the ?????? on September 7, 2013 at 4:02 pm

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When Alan Bacon learned he had a job interview with a franchise of Currys, he didn’t think publicly jamming to Daft Punk would be a required skill. He was wrong.

The UK electronics retailer is apologizing after one of its stores apparently broke job applicants up into teams and had them to engage in a dance off as part of a team building exercise.  “I think everyone initially thought it was a joke,” Bacon, who was not ultimately offered a job, told the BBC, “but they were serious.”

And while the activity might have been meant to build group unity, it appears the task was more successful at humiliating applicants who had spent the week preparing themselves for a serious interview.  “I just felt so embarrassed and uncomfortable” said Bacon.  “I ended up dancing to ‘Around the World’ by Daft Punk, doing rubbish robotics in my suit in…

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