‘Sex for tender’ exchange is pretty ‘common’ in the IT industry
Posted by temasektimes on June 9, 2012
The recent exposure of ex-SCDF Chief Peter Lim Sin Pang obtaining sexual favors from three women working in the IT industry may have shocked many Singaporeans, but the ‘hanky-panky’ businesses have been going on discreetly behind the scene for a number of years.
According to an IT engineer who spoke to a Chinese tabloid, his company lost out on a major IT deal ten years ago because its competitor’s team comprised of young slutty ladies.
“Our rival arranged for its sales reps to go on a holiday trip to Malaysia with the client. I heard the girls slept with the customers in the same hotel room, no surprise they clinched the deal,” he said.
Another sales engineer said the IT sales personnel are under heavy pressure to clinch deals as their pay depends largely on commission which caused them to resort to anything to please potential customers:
“Sales agents can get as much as 10% commission. For a deal worth $1 million dollars, this means a cool $100,000 in the pocket.”
In a materialistic society like Singapore where money counts above everything else, it is not a surprise to see career women offering their bodies in exchange for a quick buck or a climb up the corporate ladder.
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