Having Needles Stuck Under Your Fingernails Should Not Be Part Of The Job Interview Process

The job interview process can be quite taxing to the applicant’s mind, body and wallet, but at no point should it involve being tied up, flogged and tortured… right?

Authorities in suburban New York have arrested a man who did the above-mentioned things, and more, to men who thought they were applying for high security gigs in the intelligence-gathering industry.

The jobs were fake, but the pain was real.

According to the AP, between 2008 and 2010, a man recruited a handful of men for these imaginary jobs, saying he would help train them for their eventual work overseas. That “training” included stripping them down, whipping them and sticking needles under their fingernails.

Police found a kit in the man’s car that included rope, needles, strapping tape… and vegetable oil. No mention of whether it was corn, canola or peanut oil.

The man was arraigned on 29 counts, including assault, criminal impersonation and forcible touching, and ordered held on $250,000 bail.

Applicants for phony jobs whipped [Philly.com]