Given the current climate regarding sexism in the workplace, it should come as no shock that a Czech power plant stirred up some controversy after having a bikini contest to select an intern.
According to USA Today, a CEZ Group nuclear station in the village of Temelin posted pics of 10 girls in bikinis and hard hats on its Facebook page and encouraged users to vote on their favorite, with the winner earning a two-week internship.
Immediately, a boatload of Facebook users called out the contest for being sexist and the station eventually retracted the contest and offered all 10 girls internships.
“We didn’t want to offend anyone,” the station said via Facebook post. “The purpose of the competition was to promote technical education. But if the original vision raised doubts or concerns, we are very sorry.”
You almost have to be impressed with the epic miscalculation on this company’s part.
Keep doing you, Czech power plant. Keep doing you.