An Irish supermarket owner is immersed in applications after posting an advertisement that works on a cheek outlining everything he does not want to get from a prospective employee.
Colm O’Sullivan, who runs Sam’s gala shop Dunmanway, Go Cork, thought it would be a refreshing change to describe what he was not looking for from a successful applicant in advertising.
The resulting ad warned of the following:
“Dads ask their son for work because he feeds a big strapping guy, a good football player. Next door Goldfish mow the lawn when they are on holiday and every Saturday.
“Mummies ask their daughter for work and she tells us she’s grown up around the house, washes dishes at Christmas, cleans her bedroom every Saturday, loves to meet new people, and still sits in the car outside the door!
“People come in, hand over their CVs at the counter and open the door as Nell Cullen runs towards the goal in 1978 to catch Mikey Sheehi’s free.
“Those who can’t work on Sundays because it’s theirs Next door Next door The first resemblance of the third relative.
“People who ask for a ‘job’ instead of asking for a job because the country is full of people who have jobs that don’t ask for jobs.”
In one twist, O’Sullivan listed everything he wanted:
“Teenagers who want to make their own money out of pocket money to come to the store with parental support, talk to Noreen or Cole and tell them why they want to work in the summer.
“Best tip: ‘My mom doesn’t want me hanging around the house for the summer’ or ‘My Dad I told him to call me ‘not the right answers. “
The ad soon began to make rounds on social media, sparking an incredible response from applicants, enthusiasts and others.
O’Sullivan said C103 FM: “People took it like that – with some seriousness on the tongue and cheek.
“I have teenagers and they decided to distance themselves from me and my wife because they think they are adults at that point.
“I think young people should go and defend themselves, go and look for a job, they appreciate it so much [more] If they want to go out for the first time in their life and look for work.
“They are learning that there is still a lot to be done to get a job like opening a bank account and making PRSI payments and in two week time they have done a serious reality check.
“We’re not going to do a rigorous interview process where they have to provide details about exams or tests. All we want is for them to come in and chat and let us know why they want to work.”
O’Sullivan now plans to hire a number of young workers, spreading revenue among those who have tried to apply with a plan to offer successful applicants 10 hours of paid work a week.
He said: “I like to see teenagers come on their own and leave their parents out. By the end of this I hope they will get CVs with work experience as a part of it. “