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Software Firm Looking To Hire Naked Coders

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the be-careful-what-you-wish-for dept.

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Nude House, a Buckinghamshire computer software and naturist company, is looking for coders who aren't afraid to let a few Cheetos fall where no Cheetos have fallen before. The company would like to become the first all nude tech business. From the article: "Company spokesman Chris Taylor told The Register: 'As far as I am aware this is not only the first UK office job for naturists in web-coding or web-selling, but is also the first worldwide facility for naturists to earn substantial sums of money from work that incidentally provides them with the capability to work entirely without clothes.'"

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WTF (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35728604)

WTF

Re:WTF (1)

monkyyy (1901940) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729196)

i agree....... whaaaaaaaa~~~~
hopefully the male female ratio isnt very one sided

Really?!?! (5, Funny)

jcwayne (995747) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728614)

first worldwide facility for naturists to earn substantial sums of money from work that incidentally provides them with the capability to work entirely without clothes

Um... I can think of a few others. Just sayin'.

Re:Really?!?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35728758)

In most cases porn doesn't really pay "substantial sums of money", at least when compared to coders or businesspeople. Other than that, most jobs require you to wear at least some clothing.

Re:Really?!?! (1)

Kinky Bass Junk (880011) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728914)

Hookers earn a lot of money, mate.

Re:Really?!?! (1)

Ocker3 (1232550) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729152)

Maybe hookers take a lot of Your money, but that doesn't mean that the average street-walker makes a bundle. Of course, there are classes of prostitute, just like there are classes of coder.

Re:Really?!?! (1)

Desler (1608317) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729164)

Maybe if you're a male porn star. Women can easily make more than $100k and many make over $200,000 which is well more than the average coder makes.

Re:Really?!?! (4, Funny)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729148)

I have always loved the term "naturists" for people who like to be naked.

You've got to give them credit for insisting on nudity even in the face of everyone else hoping they stay completely covered.

One thing, at least "conceal/carry" isn't an issue for these people. You don't have to be worried about a naked man pulling a gun on you.

I think.

Re:Really?!?! (1)

plopez (54068) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729246)

c | n > k

Re:Really?!?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35729292)

At least not one with a high capacity magazine or high caliber bullets.

This will look great (1)

IB4Student (1885914) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728616)

on my resume

Re:This will look great (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35728710)

Awesome. Less competition means all the more likely I'll get the job then!

Webcam? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35728618)

Is a webcam required?

Re:Webcam? (2)

jcwayne (995747) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728626)

No, it's provided.

Re:Webcam? (1)

517714 (762276) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729318)

Without one, determining whether software or hardware was being produced might be difficult.

Publicity (4, Insightful)

Dan East (318230) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728628)

Some companies will do anything to get a little publicity. Oh look, it worked.

This is new? (4, Funny)

pushing-robot (1037830) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728644)

I thought telecommuting had been around for some time.

Re:This is new? (4, Funny)

martin-boundary (547041) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729028)

Yeah, except in this case company meetings must use Chatroulette instead of Skype.

Re:This is new? (1)

syousef (465911) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729340)

I thought telecommuting had been around for some time.

...and given the average attractiveness within the industry this is a good thing ;-)...

Eww (5, Funny)

atomicbutterfly (1979388) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728648)

A goddamn sausage fest is not a pretty site. Plus given the typical programmer's appearance... oh God help me!

Imagine how the one and only female programmer would feel.

Re:Eww (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35728778)

She'll fit in with her unix beard.

Re:Eww (1)

Nursie (632944) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729010)

Ergh.... That was just unnecessary!

Re:Eww (2)

Bieeanda (961632) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728918)

Probably about as uncomfortable as she'd feel among any other group of creepy nerds.

Seriously though, part of the point of naturism is to demystify the human body and de-sexualize nudity. A group of serious naturists isn't going to be leering at the Office Chick, hiding their chubbies behind cans of Red Bull.

I do think it's silly, and I doubt requiring employees to work au naturel would stand up to a legal challenge, but hey. More power to them if they can make it work.

Re:Eww (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35729022)

How can it not stand to a legal challenge if it's an up front requirement of the job? You are not a programmer who has to strip. You are a stripper who has to program.

Re:Eww (1)

BitZtream (692029) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729288)

Yea, because this job is going to be just filled with applicatants who are 'serious naturists' rather than a bunch of socially inept geeks (male) who think it would be awesome to work at a nude office which testosterone has blinded them from realizing that its going to be full of people EXACTLY LIKE THEM.

Re:Eww (5, Insightful)

Antisyzygy (1495469) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729328)

I am firmly against the naturist de-sexualization. Many women are too hot for this to be allowed. It would be like making your favorite ice cream taste like dog shit just because you think its wrong to like good ice cream. Im for the sexualization of the human body, and the removal of idiotic moral hang ups about it.

Oh, the Cheetos have fallen there... (3, Funny)

BigDXLT (1218924) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728652)

I work from home you insensitive clods!

Sorry boys... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35728654)

A Buckinghamshire computer software company is looking to recruit female web coders who are prepared to work naked.

Because really, what female competent enough to write code would ever voluntarily disrobe among dozens of naked nerds?

Re:Sorry boys... (1)

abednegoyulo (1797602) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728688)

Good luck on their janitors' with the monthly stains on the seats!!!

Re:Sorry boys... (1)

Firehed (942385) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728820)

Better than the daily ones from the men.

Re:Sorry boys... (2)

DurendalMac (736637) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729332)

I'm guessing that most female coders are not the kind of person you want to see naked unless you're into greasy butterhogs.

Women in the Workplace (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35728658)

Software engineering already struggles to attract and retain female workers. This place is guaranteed to be and remain a sausage fest. Think about it. Socially-deprived/ignored/isolated nerds who are probably in terrible physical shape working in the buff. What woman would want to be a part of that?

Re:Women in the Workplace (1)

rubycodez (864176) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728738)

you forgot the bad hygiene. clothing helps mask shitty-ass-sweat odor

It's called... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35728660)

Working from home people... I'm "working" right now while eating a bacon sandwich. Oops dropped some... no Rex... no... ok well maybe just this once...

Re:It's called... (1)

the_other_one (178565) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728746)

I hope you were not in uniform when you fried it.

Re:It's called... (1)

skuzzlebutt (177224) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728972)

Cowboyneal, is that you?

Just a no on this one please. (4, Funny)

Bork (115412) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728664)

A job like this is just plan nuts.

Eh...ok (1)

dasherjan (1485895) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728666)

Here I thought this was another telecommuting story...until I read the article...

Where do I apply??! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35728716)

Where do I apply??!

My Job (1)

rubycodez (864176) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728720)

My job is totally undeserving of the pants I have to put on before I go to work, but this still is a bit over the top. Clothing on most people is out of consideration and respect for others. No one should have to see the typical coder naked.....the horror, the horror.

Re:My Job (1, Insightful)

quickgold192 (1014925) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728908)

This job is for *naturalists.* If you're a naturalist and are still put off by the sight of naked people, you're probably not a naturalist - just selfish.

Re:My Job (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35729308)

I'm inexplicably overwhelmed by visions of nude David Attenborough.

Re:My Job (-1)

BitZtream (692029) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729320)

Regardless of what they say, naturalists don't do what they do so they can look at other naked people.

They do what they do so other people will look at them.

Anything else they claim is simply a lie, denial, or an attempt to distract you from the truth.

Re:My Job (1)

hobo sapiens (893427) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729050)

oh, I dunno. I'd think the low hangin' belly would cover all the naughty bits.

Well.. (1)

meowris (1988866) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728736)

It sounds like a wonderful place to work!

Re:Well.. (1)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728844)

Not really. The code reviews are still pecker contests.

Re:Well.. (1)

underqualified (1318035) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728858)

yeah, SOUNDS like it. til you go there and you find out that it's just one big sausage party with other guys like you who hoped a little too much.

then you ask yourselves: "where are all the girls?"

Legality? Burka? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35728750)

Employers are often in the courts for requiring employees to dress a particular way. I wonder if requiring them to undress a particular way is just as much of a legal quagmire. For example, could they refuse to employee a women wearing a burka?

Re:Legality? Burka? (1)

stanlyb (1839382) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729060)

Nope. There is no reason they have to tell her that she is not hired because of her burka..........Simple, ain't?

Lawsuit maybe? (1)

Dgtl_+_Phoenix (1256140) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728752)

Sounds like a sexual harassment lawsuite in the making... Now if only they can find a woman who can code.

Copy protection (1)

SuperDry (636335) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728768)

Any guesses as to what kind of copy protection they'll use? :-)

Re:Copy protection (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35728840)

Sticky bits?

Conference room chairs? (1)

timeOday (582209) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728772)

Just think, somebody's naked butt would get wiped on that cloth ten times per day. That's a deal-breaker right there.

Re:Conference room chairs? (1)

AnotherScratchMonkey (592037) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728826)

What, you think the average keyboard is any more sanitary?

Re:Conference room chairs? (1)

ip_freely_2000 (577249) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728888)

Yes, yes I do.

Re:Conference room chairs? (1)

Red_Chaos1 (95148) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728900)

Then you're a fool. :p

Re:Conference room chairs? (1)

gmaslov (1983830) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728910)

I understand that nudists usually carry a small towel just for this purpose, to sit on.

Re:Conference room chairs? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35728968)

And where do they keep such a towel ? not as if they have handily available pockets..

Re:Conference room chairs? (1)

SomePgmr (2021234) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729066)

In the office kitchen, where you'd keep any other towel. Where else?

Re:Conference room chairs? (1)

dogsbreath (730413) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729168)

On their personal towel rack, of course.

All I have to say is .... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35728788)

Spilled ....Hot .......Coffee

Re:All I have to say is .... (1)

trytoguess (875793) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728808)

Since fabrics absorb liquids, I'd imagine being nude would actually help against spilled scalding beverages. Don't suppose anyone has done any tests?

Re:All I have to say is .... (1)

Kinky Bass Junk (880011) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728958)

Not really something I have any plans on testing...

Simple reason for this (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35728836)

They'll easily know if you're on "non-work related" sites at work.

me nude (1)

deodiaus2 (980169) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728874)

I don't know about this. Not that I am shy or anything, but I think having me work in the nude might turn off lots of females.

Re:me nude (1)

ndogg (158021) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728938)

Have you ever been to a nudist colony? It's not as sexy as you may imagine. They're mostly old, retired people. Even if you are a little pudgy, I don't think they'll care.

Re:me nude (1)

cwrinn (1282510) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729030)

not to mention males!

Re:me nude (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729324)

The way I see it is, right now I can only show off my skinny coder arms. At this place I could show off some of my body's better assets B-)

If they're naturists (1)

scourfish (573542) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728882)

then why are they using computers?

most nauseating story of the day? (1)

WonderingAround (2007742) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728892)

a room full of naked coders is a scene straight from hell

Depending on the chairs they use (1)

ndogg (158021) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728894)

Bare skin on pleather is just no fun. As long as their chairs have either nice fabric coverings, I'm game.

Discrimination? (1)

wisnoskij (1206448) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728902)

How does this not fall under a discrimination law, how can you be able to hire based on if a applicant is willing to take off their cloths or not?

Re:Discrimination? (1)

Chester_Lyons (1448803) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728956)

How do strip joints hire strippers?

Re:Discrimination? (1)

wisnoskij (1206448) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728994)

From what I understand they do not. The strippers pay to use the dance area (with a static payment and/or % of tips).

Re:Discrimination? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35729072)

You understand wrong.

This is akin to having dress code at work place. For example, you can't show up to court wearing shorts or muscle shirt. At least not in most jurisdictions.

Re:Discrimination? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35729062)

How do companies now require employees to be tobacco free, or they will not hire you, regardless of the companies field(ie... trucking software)? It's all the same now. It matters not. There isn't any discrimination at all now.

Well done! (1)

Red_Chaos1 (95148) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728920)

I applaud this. Working naked would be so much more comfortable in general. As to those who would think about butt sweat and germs, well, each person can just bring their own towel to sit on, or better yet, bring your own chair. Then sitter beware. ;)

Body image... (1)

ndogg (158021) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728978)

For anyone worried about how they look naked, stop worrying. Most of the people at nudist colonies are pretty average (well, actually, usually a little older). Go walk around naked in your own house once in a while, and get more comfortable in your own skin. It's a good thing to do from time to time.

Bare metal (1)

camperdave (969942) | more than 3 years ago | (#35728988)

I've done some bare metal machine language programming. Does that count?

Seriously - I just don't care (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35729004)

Bodies. People. Whatever. If the ladies are smoking hawt that's a plus but... can they code well? I've met some mighty non-standard, fun, decent people that can code. As long as they keep the biological leftovers off the office environment, who cares.

Ladies only? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35729006)

Am I the only one who seemed to have RTFA and noticed that they're hiring women coders only?

Read further (1)

name_already_taken (540581) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729192)

Am I the only one who seemed to have RTFA and noticed that they're hiring women coders only?

Well, since it actually says:

All new applicants will be naturists and could be males or females

It sounds like the author was just trying to make the article more sensational.

AT LAST (1)

stanlyb (1839382) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729032)

Finally everybody would want to work with sea-pig....i mean woman-developer. Are these guys going to open an office in Canada? :P

Greatest.. (1)

kyuubiunl (1747574) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729052)

Photography gig ever.

This brings a new meaning to Hello world! (1)

Legal.Troll (2002574) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729074)

fairly obvious penis reference

A thought from the distant past (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35729090)

In a fit of boredom while working on a software project for McGraw Hill called "CARE" I added the following in the comments:

    There once was a man from McGraw
    who attempted to code in the raw.
    His project was CARE
    but his job was not there
    because the raw is outlawed at McGraw.

That was in 1977. Now, 34 years later, there is a company where the raw is not outlawed.

Bill

The Full Package (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35729098)

Benefits include a 401(k), full dental, and unlimited blindfolds.

Joke? Entire Thing Looks Fake (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35729102)

Their site: http://nude-house.com

First off their software is lame. Javascript image maps and they are selling that for $2500 no way anyone would buy that in qty.

Also red flags...
Meta description tag: Nude-House combines real houses filled with naked ladies and the clients wanting to photograph, paint, draw and paint upon them. A bit kike a permanent Naked-Office to bond the workers more."

As long as... (1)

pookemon (909195) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729124)

As long as the receptionist is hot. Though that might cause problems with concentration and blood flow...

Re:As long as... (1)

plopez (54068) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729304)

He could end up being their best sales tool.....

Casual Friday (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35729162)

Fridays are clothing optional, Mon - Thurs, there is no option.

I make half the requirements.... (1)

Lord_of_the_nerf (895604) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729180)

Do I have to know coding?

Where no Cheeto has fallen before? Not so fast... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35729188)

is looking for coders who aren't afraid to let a few Cheetos fall where no Cheetos have fallen before.

For any place on the human body you can think of for a Cheeto to fall, it's probably fallen there before.

Captcha irony: My captcha is suture.

No sausage fest, thanks. (1)

Seumas (6865) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729214)

This brings a whole new meaning to "pants check".

So what do they do... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35729240)

...for casual day?

Thank you very much (1)

plopez (54068) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729294)

Now I'll never get the image of dozens of naked Jeff Albertsons sitting in cubicles eating cheesey poofs, surfing the web, having holy wars about Perl vs Python vs Ruby etc.

BTW, how will the pizza delivery be handled? You could really give a pizza delivery person a jolt when they walk into the room with the extra super deluxe monster extra everything pizzas....

I already do this. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35729300)

I'm self employed and in software and I ONLY code nude.

Uh, maybe not. (1)

ngc5194 (847747) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729306)

I'm thinking shoes in the data center are still a good idea. I'm also thinking that having something between your lower body and that hot laptop would also be a good idea. I'm also not excited about the ripping sound you'll hear after a long coding session in a leather chair. I've also got no interest in seeing the vast majority of my colleagues naked. I'm also wondering what they do for lunch. Does everyone bring one from home?

Keeley Hazell as outside sales rep? (1)

macraig (621737) | more than 3 years ago | (#35729330)

Do the outside sales reps wear their birthday suits on sales calls, too?

If so, I want them to hire Keeley Hazell and assign her to my region....

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