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Software Firm Looking To Hire Naked Coders 369

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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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Software Firm Looking To Hire Naked Coders

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  • Really?!?! (Score:5, Funny)

    by jcwayne (995747) on Tuesday April 05, 2011 @10:56PM (#35728614) Homepage

    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'.

    • by PopeRatzo (965947) * on Tuesday April 05, 2011 @11:58PM (#35729148) Homepage Journal

      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.

  • Publicity (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Dan East (318230) on Tuesday April 05, 2011 @10:58PM (#35728628) Homepage Journal

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

    • by mwvdlee (775178)

      I find it funny that they claim the customer will have no idea the employees will be nude while the company is named "Nude House".

    • I saw this a few days ago and thought it was a joke. Then I looked at the company, and saw that it seems to be real (they also have another department that hires non-nudists doing the same work, so there's no discrimination, they just put you in the clothed office or the naked office depending on your preference). Then I looked at their product, and found the joke: they're basically selling image maps with a tiny bit of JavaScript as if it's novel and innovating.
  • by pushing-robot (1037830) on Tuesday April 05, 2011 @10:59PM (#35728644)

    I thought telecommuting had been around for some time.

  • Eww (Score:5, Funny)

    by atomicbutterfly (1979388) on Tuesday April 05, 2011 @11:00PM (#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: (Score:2, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      She'll fit in with her unix beard.

    • by Bieeanda (961632)
      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.

      • by BitZtream (692029)

        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 (Score:5, Insightful)

        by Antisyzygy (1495469) on Wednesday April 06, 2011 @12:23AM (#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.
        • by geekpowa (916089)
          Hear Hear! Nudity in art that is sexually playful or provocative rocks (M and/or F); celebrate this part of our natures. Whiny art depicting weakness or insecurity or fear or whatever is just tediously dull and turgid emo stuff. This notion of naturist de-sexualization seems to me to only seek a duller and less interesting world.
      • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

        by SquirrelDeth (1972694)
        Guess Red Bull would be safer than a steaming cup of coffee.
      • by t2t10 (1909766)

        Seriously though, part of the point of naturism is to demystify the human body and de-sexualize nudity.

        And this is good... why? What's next? Making all food bland, making all beverages alcohol free, and eliminating all colors from the environment?

      • Re:Eww (Score:5, Insightful)

        by 93 Escort Wagon (326346) on Wednesday April 06, 2011 @03:27AM (#35730260)

        Seriously though, part of the point of naturism is to demystify the human body and de-sexualize nudity.

        Given that the guy specifically wants to hire female coders, I have my doubts about his motivations in this case.

    • by TheSpoom (715771)

      And you wouldn't like it because you're not a naturist. Nobody's forcing you into their building.

    • by not_surt (1293182)

      Imagine how the one and only female programmer would feel.

      Appreciated?

    • I don't know... I have never had any hangups about nudity... My own or others so a job interview with some completely nude people would be a nonissue. However, I do prefer to wear at least underwear myself. Panties for females are more than just body coverings you know specially in one week out of four. Tampons are nice but they do leak a little sometimes... And running around without a bra is just plain uncomfortable if you have more than a B cup... (Full disclosure, Im quite fat:P)
  • by BigDXLT (1218924) on Tuesday April 05, 2011 @11:01PM (#35728652)

    I work from home you insensitive clods!

  • by Bork (115412) on Tuesday April 05, 2011 @11:02PM (#35728664) Homepage

    A job like this is just plan nuts.

  • 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: (Score:2, Insightful)

      by quickgold192 (1014925)
      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.
    • oh, I dunno. I'd think the low hangin' belly would cover all the naughty bits.

  • Just think, somebody's naked butt would get wiped on that cloth ten times per day. That's a deal-breaker right there.
    • by Greyfox (87712) on Wednesday April 06, 2011 @01:12AM (#35729618) Homepage Journal
      That would probably dis-incentivize conferences, making the company even more productive! Freed from the mind-numbing tax of conferences, the company would become an economic powerhouses. Other companies, wanting to copy their success and not realizing that it could be achieved just by eliminating hours of needless daily conferences, would institute the same nude-only policy. Soon, you would not be able to work in IT if you like to wear pants. Oh.. My.. God... This must be stopped!
  • then why are they using computers?
    • by timeOday (582209)
      How long has it been since going naked was natural for humans? We can't even stand the cold in much of the habitat we occupy. Even natives of primitive African tribes always seem to wear a little something, though I don't know why.
  • Bare skin on pleather is just no fun. As long as their chairs have either nice fabric coverings, I'm game.

  • 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?

    • by plopez (54068)

      My understanding is that discrimination laws cover race, creed, color, national origin, religion, disability, age etc. in most places which have them. Clothing preference isn't covered, so to speak.

      Neither is dietary preference. True story:

      Two friends of mine moved to the Washington DC area. She went to work for a Uni. while he, her spouse, looked for work at various advocacy orgs. One org. didn't hire him because "he wasn't a committed enough vegetarian".

      So you could make dietary requirements. Though you h

      • Heh. For me it was the other way 'round, in one job interview I was asked about my position regarding meat loafs and energy drinks, since the office will smell of BOTH all the time (due to the preferred diet of the other coders) and if I can't stand the smell I should probably not apply.

        Needless to say, I loved the job! ;)

  • 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. ;)

  • 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.

  • I've done some bare metal machine language programming. Does that count?
  • by Anonymous Coward

    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."

    • "Naked young girls. Nude young ladies. Female nudity. Au naturel, bare, bare-skinned, bare breasted, bared, barren, defenseless, denuded, disrobed, divested, exposed, helpless, in dishabille, leafless, natural, nude, open, peeled, raw, stark-naked, starkers, stripped, threadbare, unclad, unclothed, unconcealed, uncovered, undraped, undressed, unprotected, unveiled, vulnerable, in one's birthday suit, in the buff, in the raw, naked as a jaybird, without a stitch" Yeah, you also have to work defenseless and
  • As long as the receptionist is hot. Though that might cause problems with concentration and blood flow...
  • Do I have to know coding?
  • 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....

  • 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....

  • I can't help thinking how godawful it would be to have to do any maintenance on them.

  • How about Hawaii or, maybe, Singapore, but who wants to hang in the London fog? We're talking really tight code, if you get my drift.
  • Please don't leave shit stains on the office chairs.
  • The question is "but?" But, will I be able to still respect the icons I venerate for ever more? With their beards, horn-rimmed glasses and shaped bellies?

    It is save to assume the answer is most likely an ubiquitous "Yes!" My wild guess is that the main reason for this would be that such a ridiculous proposition would never ever cross their minds. Brain-cycles will most likely be saved for real problems and issues.

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