The Augsburg branch of Germany's Federal Labor Office was forced to apologize to a 19-year-old woman who was inadvertently assigned to work at a local brothel without her knowledge.
19-year-old "Christine" told the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper she was "totally shocked" to receive the employment agency's letter telling her to show up at the Augsburg Colosseum (NSFW) to start her new job as a bar waitress.
"I was looking for a decent housekeeping job," Christine told the paper, "not working at a brothel bar."
Making matters seedier was the agency's requirement that the letter's recipient have an "attractive appearance," and be willing to work late nights and weekends.
The agency's CEO said in a statement that the letter was "a mistake," and that while they regularly offer job hunters the opportunity to work at brothels, they should have checked with Christine first before signing her up for the gig.
Prostitution is legal in Germany, and brothels are a common sight. The Colosseum is a so-called "wellness brothel," where other accommodations such as a swimming pool and sauna are typically offered to patrons.
[photo via Augsburger Allgemeine]