Personal Cheerleaders

October 1, 2015 in Daily Bulletin

Lauren O’Neil wrote about a troubling practice in Chinese tech companies that’s gaining attention:

  • It’s been reported that some Chinese tech companies are hiding attractive young women to act as “programming cheerleaders”.
  • These girls are there to socialize with employees during their breaks, play ping-pong with them, and bring them things like food when they need it.
  • The HR department of a company that hired three of them stated that it was because its male programmers had troubles socializing, and the girls were there to increase motivation.

Read about the outrage and fallout here.

Source: CBC News

Via: Marginal Revolution