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Indonesia motorcycle taxi drivers tested for body odor

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 01:06

Motorcycle drivers who want to work for UberJek, a ride sharing company in Indonesia, must pass a test to confirm they don't stink. Julie Noce reports.

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You can't tell from the video, but this man's body odour is under scrutiny. He's being interviewed for a job as motorcycle taxi driver in Indonesia. Besides passing a written test and a vehicle test potential employees must pass a 'smell test'. This applicant came prepared. I have deodorant and perfume with me. My wife says I have smelly body odour, but I'm optimistic I can pass the test. The company, UberJek, says they were looking for ways to protect customers from unsavory experiences. The answer was right under their nose. (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) OFFICIAL BODY ODOUR TESTER ENDANG AHAMAD SAYING: "We will allow people to pass if they have the smell of sweat, without the odour. But for the ones with both sweat and armpit odour we will not give a pass." There are now nearly 40 such firms operating in Indonesia where temperatures soar and public transportation is patchy. UberJek has no connection to the Uber car-sharing service.

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Indonesia motorcycle taxi drivers tested for body odor

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 01:06