Wanting a good-looking female flatmate who cooks and cleans can get you fired!September 13th, 2008 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 13 (ANI): A finance worker has been fired after he sent an email to his female colleagues asking them to recommend a lady flatmate who would cook and clean for him and be “reasonably nice to look at.”
Paul Eley has told 12 of his female co-workers to look for a lady tenant who neednt have to pay any rent, as long she was aged 18 to 26, attractive and happy to clean his flat once a week and the kitchen every day.
“I am looking for a girl flatmate between 18 years old and 26 years old. Preferably someone who is very tidy and reasonable nice to look at, Telegraph quoted the email, as stating.
He said that the new tenant would also have to cook for him if he has to stay for work late, adding: “Nothing difficult, something like sausage and mash.
As a respite, she would “sometimes” be allowed to watch what she wanted on television and her friends would be welcome “as long as they are women”.
As a condition, he said that the tenant would have to leave at a month’’s notice if he suddenly got a “serious” girlfriend who wanted to move in.
Working at investment company Concept Group Limited in Guernsey, he made these comments in two emails sent to his colleagues.
The email travelled through million after it was first forwarded by his female colleagues
However, after complaints were made about his conduct, Eley was disciplined by company directors and warned the comments were sexist.
One colleague said: “Nobody was sure if he was trying to be funny or not. It was either a bad joke or the most sexist thing ever written.
“Most women in the office didn”t see the funny side and he was hauled in to the boardroom and given a proper dressing down for sexist behaviour. His bosses definitely didn”t see the funny side.”
Mr Eley insisted the emails had been a joke and he had not meant to cause offence.
“It was only meant as a joke and was not meant to be anything serious, he said. (ANI)
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