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Man forced to dance to Daft Punk song during job interview

21-year-old Alan Bacon from Wales has revealed that he was forced to dance to Daft Punk's 'Around The World' during a recent job interview for retailer Currys.

The man is a recent graduate from the University of South Wales and he told The Mirror that after completing his degree he applied to work at the Cardiff branch of the store although was shocked to be told that in order to compete for the position of employment he would have to take part in a 'dance off':

"I think everyone initially thought it was a joke. 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. But I just felt so embarrassed and uncomfortable. I ended up dancing to 'Around the World' by Daft Punk, doing rubbish robotics in my suit in front of a group of strangers."

Bacon added that he felt so belittled by the experience, but he was desperate for the job so went along with it: "It was so degrading, but I am desperate for work, so I just smiled and got on with it. I told my dad it was like a scene out of 'The Office'. I’ve been to quite a few job interviews and have never had to do anything like it before. Another middle aged guy looked really upset as he danced to a rap song."

A spokesperson for Currys has since apologised for this particular store's unprofessionalism in a statement and confirmed that dancing is not part of the company's recruitment process:

"Regrettably, the store in question did not follow our official recruitment processes on this specific occasion. 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."






Watch the music video for 'Around The World' here:


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