PwC Bares “Top Ten” Hottie List Scandalizing Ireland

Lucas Gilmore, “Big 4″ observer
November 11, 2010 /

From what may seem to be a simple prank of a group of 17 male employees in the Dublin office of PwC, the accounting giant’s name has been in hot water for a controversial scandal that’s spinning around Ireland.

The 17 male employees of PwC were said to have started forwarding around a “top 10″ list of their female co-workers whom they picked to be the company’s most attractive female employees in the office.

This behavior of the 17 Irish PwC employees has caught the international attention by storm and has been touted as “frat boy behavior.” PwC quickly probed into the controversial incident after a nationwide dissemination of the email forwarded by the 17 employees. “We are taking this matter extremely seriously and are launching a full investigation. We will take all necessary steps and actions in line with our firm’s polices and procedures,” PWC’s human resources partner Carmel O’Connor said.

The scandal is expected to be a great nightmare for PwC once it hits the British tabloids, which is already making its way there as accounting trade magazines have picked up the story. PWC has 2,000 employees all over Ireland, and 160,000 worldwide.

The controversy has already been circulating the whole of Ireland, not the least its corporate world. However, local media outlets have not published any story about it, though, they have been aware of the incident.

The circulating email that’s causing the scandal contains standard company photos and titles of the female employees that are subject of the “Top 10” list.

The incident in PwC is expected to serve as a lesson to some other office workers to not do the same prank across the corporate world.

 

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