Maybe stop bashing millennials with your obnoxious job ad if you want people to apply
So it doesn’t exactly come as a surprise that this stereotype-ridden job ad for an office administrator is getting dragged everywhere.
The Tea House Theatre is apparently struggling to find someone for the (underpaid) role in South-Central London.
So they’d thought better to post the advert for the third time in several months with a particularly obnoxious, patronising, tone-deaf letter to “Dear Millenials” (sic).
“Are you just not taught anything about existing in the real world, where every penny counts,” it goes on. “Did no one teach you that the end of your studies is the beginning of your education?”
At this point, if you’re not screaming with anger you’re probably a Baby Boomer.
A quick Google search would reveal to you that millennials are earning less today than previous generations and housing affordability is a major problem faced by young people. But who cares, right? It’s easier to just bash millennials on financial grounds.
The role is for only £15,000-£20,000 ($19,600-$26,000) per annum which is peanuts and makes it extremely hard to survive in London where the average monthly rent on a new tenancy is £901 ($1,175).
But the advert doesn’t stop there.
“One old lady used to run the whole of Mountview Academy with an IBM computer, it shouldn’t be this hard.”
This is as patronising AF and should never, ever be used in any job ad.
For the role, the Tea House Theatre wants “a grafter, who can commit”, and you’ve got to be “the absolute dogs in office skills”.
Who talks like this? Like, seriously?
The letter ends with an uplifting message for anyone thinking about applying.
‘We have not been impressed so far. Yours sincerely, HG Iggulden & IF Rushton, Directors.”
The post has since been removed. Good riddance.