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Swedish teen girl offered job as 'man-eater'

Published: 10 Mar 2012 09:43 GMT+01:00
Updated: 10 Mar 2012 09:43 GMT+01:00

A teenage girl looking for work updated her CV at the Swedish National Employment Office (Arbetsförmedlingen), and was offered a job as "man-eater" at a Swedish call center.

When 19-year-old Felicia Schenholm updated her CV, she was called up the very next day by the company Balder Tech, who offered her a job at a call center, reported newspaper Aftonbladet.

"He said it was like customer service. People could call up and want to talk about all sorts of things," said Felicia Schenholm to the newspaper.

In Balder Tech's advertisements, customers are promised, "100 percent super girls. We'll give you what you're longing for. You won't be disappointed."

When Felicia Schenholm arrived at Balder Tech's Stockholm premises on her first day of work, the company's recruiter described the work as answering "dating phone lines".

"I spoke to four men, and all of them talked about sex," Felicia Schenholm said to Aftonbladet.

She was profiled under the name "man-eater, small, blonde and cute".

According to the newspaper, one caller told her he "needed help coming". Another was a new pensioner, who wanted to meet a girl.

"After 50 minutes of this I felt that it was too awful, and that I didn't want to work with this sort of thing."

The Swedish National Employment Office confirm that Felicia Schenström's experience isn't unique. With the massive size of their database, the office is unable to control what sort of companies register on their website.

"This is a problem, and it's terrible. We have such large volumes, and there's no way of checking all of them," Eva-Lisa Höglund, department manager at the Swedish National Employment Office, told Aftonbladet.

Balder Tech deny running a phone-sex business.

"We've been doing this for a long time, and are about as serious as you can get in this business. They aren't allowed to talk about sex with eachother," said CEO Daniel Frid to Aftonbladet.

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10:51 March 10, 2012 by Soft Boiled
"I spoke to four men, and all of them talked about sex," Felicia Schenholm said to Aftonbladet - NO WAY surely this is a typing error ;)
11:17 March 10, 2012 by RobinHood
I have worked a gay chatline called Gay Lumberjacks Got Wood For You, for about three years. Mrs Hood does another called Horny Asian Babes on Heat. None of my clients want to talk about sex; we usually discuss the weather and the state of the roads. Mrs Hood exchanges recipes for Hungarian goulash and tips on hamster husbandry.

I can't understand Ms Schenholm's negative experience.
11:27 March 10, 2012 by Iraniboy
Hehehe well said RobinHood!!
12:04 March 10, 2012 by OUIJA
The company's name was Balder Tech, not a name related to "Horny Asian Babes" or "Gay Lumberjacks". So, I do understand Mr. Shenholm's negative experience.

@Iraniboy

I do not understand your Hehehe in this case. As a witty comment made by RobinHood, yes it is, but not suitable, in my opinion, for the context of this story.
12:46 March 10, 2012 by calebian22
In what country is 19 a girl? Way to sensationalize an adult of consenting age by calling her a teenage girl. Furthermore, phone sex falling under Sweden's you can sell it but can't buy it law is just more women's liberation retardation.
12:55 March 10, 2012 by Miss Kitten
Agreed. It is a little misleading. After reading the headline, I was assuming that she must have been a barely legal fifteen year old.
13:07 March 10, 2012 by OUIJA
Why discussing her age? She was raped by 8 monkeys and that is the core of the story. Do not forget this.
13:21 March 10, 2012 by calebian22
Ouija, Wrong article. The Afghani rapists had nothing to do with this.
13:32 March 10, 2012 by OUIJA
@calebian22. Sorry, but it happens in the best of the families. Now it happened in mine. The comment was meant to be in the thread about the woman who was raped by 8 monkeys. Thanks for your comment. I had seen my stupidity when I could not find my comment in the proper story.

It should read as follows:

Why discussing her age? The core of the story is that she went to a wrong place where she was sent by the Swedish National Employment Office. Do not forget this.

P.S. Thanks calebian 22 once more
13:52 March 10, 2012 by Svensksmith
Why can't she get a respectable job like at Hooter's.
15:53 March 10, 2012 by Iraniboy
@OUIJA

I acknowledge it was about a bit out of the line but it was meant to ridicule the owner of the company who denies any allegation! I assume the company had made her profile. Having a profile about physical characteristic of a person is totally irrelevant in phone conversation unless the intention is to draw attention to her physical characteristics and that will only lead to sex chat. Besides she had found the job in Swedish National Employment Office which is presumably(has been) a reliable source so I guess she didn't investigate much before she started the work.
20:15 March 10, 2012 by gpafledthis
Ahh !! I cry for you sweden !! Important stuff like your banks and you lemmings fixate on fluff like this !! May you ge run over by a volvo !!
09:31 March 11, 2012 by Frobobbles
I had no idea the job had a designation as 'man-eater' in Sweden.
02:08 March 12, 2012 by Spuds MacKenzie
This story is useless without pics of the 19-year-old! ;)
08:37 March 12, 2012 by OUIJA
#13

It is the usual way for The Local to describe something. You are right. She was offered a job as a canibal and she was requested not to eat anything before working hours.
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