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Currys applicants forced to dance during interview

Matthew Jarvis
Currys applicants forced to dance during interview

A graduate who applied for a job at Currys has complained after he was told to dance to Daft Punk during the interview.

Alan Bacon was asked to dance to Daft Punk's 1997 single 'Around The World' during his interview at the Cardiff branch of Currys.

Bacon, a 21 year old graduate of the University of South Wales, who has applied to over 300 jobs since his graduation, said that he and eight other applicants took part in the "dance off", which involved Bacon "doing rubbish robotics in my suit in front of a group of strangers."

He compared the interview to a "a scene out of The Office."

"I think everyone initially thought it was a joke," Bacon told The Mirror. "But they were serious."

"All professionalism went out of the window. I’d spent the past week researching the company and looking forward to being able to express myself and talk about what I love doing. I just felt so embarrassed and uncomfortable."

"It was so degrading, but I am desperate for work, so I just smiled and got on with it. Another middle aged guy looked really upset as he danced to a rap song."

Following the interview, Bacon was contacted by Currys and told that he "wouldn't fit in with the team."

"Regrettably, the store in question did not follow our official recruitment processes on this specific occasion," said a Currys representative in a statement.

"We are very sorry to those interviewees impacted on this occasion and would like to invite them back to attend an official interview where they will be given a proper opportunity to demonstrate how they can contribute to our business."

Bacon did not take up the offer.

 

Picture of Alan Bacon courtesy of BBC News

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