Intern Bikini Contest Probably Not Ideal Hiring Practice

Intern Bikini Contest Probably Not Ideal Hiring Practice

A Czech nuclear power station is in hot water after their requirement for interns.

As reported by CNN, the plant seemed to focus more on looks than qualifications when they used a swimsuit contest to hire a new crop of interns.

CEZ’s Temelín station posted photos of 10 high school graduates posing in bikinis and hard hats on its Facebook page last week. According to the post, the woman with the greatest number of likes was supposed to be crowned “Miss Energy 2017” and score a two-week internship with the company.

“We think photographs are very tasteful,” the company wrote in a comment on the post. “The combination of beauty and the industrial environment gives an interesting result.”

Intern Bikini Contest
Intern Bikini Contest

“The competition was met with toxic reactions,” wrote the American news channel CNN on its website. The report’s author notes that it is common that when a company is looking for interns interested in their knowledge. Usually, these requirements limit only swimsuit. “It seems that the Czech nuclear power plant focused more on appearance than for qualifying, “said CNN.

Shockingly, people were not thrilled.

“You find the number of likes under half-naked picture of a young lady as adequate and/or tasteful criterion for a career opportunity that is promoted as ‘professional?'” one Facebook user commented.

The plant, which is listed on CEZ’s website as the largest power resource in the Czech Republic, apologized two days later on Facebook. The company wrote that all 10 women would be offered internships.

CNN saw the official comments on the energy forms like “we think the photos are very tasteful” and that “the combination of beauty and industrial environment” provides an interesting result. Server pointed out that most of the reactions of visitors power plant site was strongly negative.

Intern Bikini Contest
Intern Bikini Contest

Report unusual audition for an internship in the largest Czech nuclear power plant was also interested in the British newspaper The Independent, which reported that the nuclear eletrárna been accused of sexism Facebook readers. Report on the residency and photographing girls in the cooling tower is conspicuously server or Deutsche Welle. The addition to comments on the content of “expert” competition and recalled the history of the name “bikini”, which refers to the atomic explosions on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific, where the United States tested its nuclear weapons.

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