One Chinese company has added a deadly spin to its recruitment process by asking future employees to kiss a live crocodile to prove their courage.
According to People’s Daily Online, a company located in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, designed the test as a first stage in their interview process to weed out the brave from the coward. The company was looking for nine sales executives during a recruiting event. Job hunters are led out into the street, where a small, live crocodile is waiting to be smooched.
Thankfully, Mr. Croc has its snapping jaws tied shut for the purposes of the stunt.
That’s not all, while several ambitious male graduates have offered to kiss the crocodile, the company says it is seeking female employees, who should be ‘beautiful and wise.’ Anyone who successfully proves their bravery and kisses the reptile will not only get through to the next round, but also receive 1,000 Yuan.
Although this stunt may sound very insane, it is nonetheless, quite appropriate for the company which controversially sells ‘health products’ made from crocodiles.
And kissing the crocodile is meant to help interviewees overcome their fear of the creature.
However, Mr. Peng warns that kissing a crocodile comes with risks, companies should consider whether it is acceptable and morally right to force applicants to kiss a living creature for a stunt.
Just a little information: In China, crocodiles are bred en masse as some believe their meat has special health benefits. Crocodile bile is also used to make pills to treat various ailments, including asthma. While in some parts of the country, it is considered to be a special delicacy.
via The Daily Mail