21% of Russians Would Have Sex to Get Dream Job

MOSCOW, November 27 (RIA Novosti) – One in five Russians are ready to sleep their way to their dream job, though men are markedly more willing than women, a poll showed.

Sixty-five percent of potential employees refused to treat sex with a headhunter or a HR specialist as a legitimate way of landing a position they are interested in, Rabota.mail.ru job aggregator said.

But 15 percent would “if they liked the headhunter,” the website said last Thursday, citing a poll of 3,360 employed Russians, Bfm.ru reported. Another 6 percent replied with a “why not.”

Among male respondents, 29 percent are willing to seek employment through the bedroom, according to the poll, which did not specify a margin of error.

Only 9 percent of females polled saw it fit to trade sex for employment, and most required the headhunter to be attractive, the report said.

State officials turned out to be the most promiscuous employee category, with 17 percent agreeing to sleep with a headhunter – more than the jobless, only 11 percent of whom were willing to seek a job through sex.

The figure stood at 9 percent of people in engineering jobs and 4 percent for managers. No electricians, carpenters, sales clerks or private guards would have sex to get a dream job, the poll said.

Four percent of the respondents said they had the experience of flirting – though not sleeping – their way into a job.

Another 4 percent said they wanted to sleep with recruiters to get a job, but never dared to make the first move.


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