By Wendy Shore on August 08, 2019

Man loses job after accidentally texting explicit image to female HR manager of his new employer

The unidentified man is believed to be from Chicago

A cautionary tale from the US for anyone who has ever sent an explicit message.

A man lost his new job after he managed to send not one, but two, photographs of his genitals to the female HR manager at a Chicago firm that recently offered him a job.

The unidentified individual confused the number of the HR director with that of a woman he was apparently trying to seduce, according to the Chicago Tribune.

When his first text, showing a picture of his genitals, failed to get a response, he followed it up with another between 11 and 13 August. He then decided to call the woman, receiving what we can only assume was a nasty shock.

The HR director decided to call the police after the man revealed his identity.

“There was a conditional offer of employment made to this particular applicant,” Chicago’s Elmhust police chief Michael Ruth told the local newspaper. “He texted the HR director and sent a nude photo of himself.”

Although the HR director eventually decided not to press charges, the man has been warned against contacting her.

Mr Ruth added: “My understanding is they’ve rescinded the offer of employment”.

The unidentified man joins a growing proportion of ‘sexters’ who have accidentally messaged the wrong person.

As many as one in ten have made the mistake, according to an informal poll.

Published by Wendy Shore August 8, 2019