A German teenager looking for a job was told to report for duty in a brothel by the local labor office, the Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper reportedon Wednesday.
The 19-year-old "Christine" said she was horrified when she opened a job placement letter from the German Labour Officein Augsburg on Saturday informing her that it had lined up a waitressing job for her at the Augsburg Colosseum brothel.
"I was looking for a decent housekeeping job - not working at a brothel bar." Christine told the paper, "I was totally shocked when I read the letter. My mother even started screaming out loud when she read the letter."
Prostitution is legal in Germanyand brothels are a common sight. However, the head of the Augsburg labour office, Roland Fuerst, was quoted by the newspaper saying that the agency had made a mistake even though it knew the Colosseum is a brothel. He said that the agency should have first called the woman to check to see if she might be interested in the brothel job rather than simply sending her a letter.