Microsoft’s ‘Hey bae’ recruiter uses all the wrong slang – USA TODAY
A Microsoft recruiter used cringe-worthy slang to invite a college student to what sounds like a beer pong party earlier this week.
Part of the email was posted on Twitter by Patrick Burtchaell, a Loyola University New OrleansÂ student who said it was sent to his roommate.
Itâs one thing when companies try to relate, itâs another when they open an email with âHEY BAE INTERN! <3â
Thatâs exactly what Microsoft recruiter âKimâ sent in the email. And, it gets worse.
âMy crew is coming down from our HQ in Seattle to hang with you and the crowd.â
Yes, sheâs coming whether you like it or not.
âThere will be hella noms, lots of dranks, the best beats and just like last year, weâre breaking out the Yammer beer pong tables!â
Did Regina Georgeâs mom write this? Also, do Yammer beer pong tables really exist?
The end of the email is in all caps, bright orange and implies Microsoft is trying to get college kids drunk.
âHELL YES TO GETTING LIT ON A MONDAY NIGHT.â
Hopefully, Kim doesn’tÂ know what âgetting litâ means.
Microsoft apologized within hours of the invites going viral, saying “the e-mail was poorly worded and not in keeping with our values as a company.”
This isnât the first time Microsoft missed the mark trying to connect with Millennials. In March, the company apologized for Tay.ai, a chatbot that started saying racist and offensive comments.Â The same month, Microsoft apologized for featuring dancers dressed as scantily-clad schoolgirls at an Xbox party.
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