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Nov112010

Hot or Not? Accounting Firm Men Rated Female Employees

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(GREAT BRITAIN) – Male workers at an accounting firm in the United Kingdom are accused of circulating a crude e-mail chain that rated whether new female recruits were hot or not.

PricewaterhouseCoopers is investigating reports that the men sent e-mails with the photos of new female workers and a rank of their attractiveness. The women included were all new hires and recent college graduates, according to PWC spokesman Johanna Dehaene.

The global accounting firm, which is one of the largest in Great Britain, found out about the rating system Tuesday evening after The Irish Independent newspaper obtained a copy of the e-mail.

One e-mail chain seen by ABC News was started by senior associate Stephen Tully and then forwarded on by two other senior associates. Tully's subject line read: "This would be my shortlist for the top 10." Other colleagues wrote: "Great work.. have reservations about the last one getting in" and "FYI. New clunge." "Clunge" is a British slang word for vagina.

PWC has launched an investigation and would not comment on what the consequences for the men will be. In all, 17 names were on the e-mail circulation list.

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