This Insultingly Snooty Job Advertisement Will Ruin Your Day

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Raylan Givens once said, "If you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. If you run into assholes all day, you're the asshole."

Who is Raylan Givens, you ask? He's a fictional character from the show Justified. We know, the quote probably runs a lot deeper than an American drama series from 2015, but we refuse to look past the first result in Google. We're assholes like that.

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Talking of – take a look at this (since deleted) job advertisement from the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall, who lost their rag after a third employee quit the same role in as many months.

Instead of looking at the role and identifying what it is that's scaring people away, they delivered this strange rant/advertisement hybrid, aimed against "millenials" and anyone who has any qualms with the £15k-a-year role.

Read the original transcript below:

Dear Millenials,

As a professional company in the arts industry for the best part of twenty years, grafting, scraping, cap in hand to angels and funding bodies and occasionally getting lucky. Surviving on our box office, breaking even and revelling in the success that in the real world that is. It saddens me to be putting this advert up for the third time in as many months.

Are you just not taught anything about existing in the real world, where every penny counts. Did no one teach you that the end of your studies is the beginning of your education?

We are still here, after all these years. We run a venue in South Central London, we run as a receiving house, producing house. We have an outdoor events company putting on festivals on the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. We have been lucky enough to have been funded on several occasions in the last five years by Arts Council England for our outdoor projects, but the bulk of the funding for the art in and around our venue comes from the venue itself. We raise our own money by running a successful business alongside and intrinsically part of our art. We opened in a recession and are about to embark on a number of major projects.

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One old lady used to run the whole of Mountview Academy with an IBM computer, it shouldn't be this hard.

We need a grafter, who can commit. The absolute dogs in office skills, the ability to run a paper filing system as well as a computerised one, the ability to complete and keep track of a huge to-do list, to make our office work, create and develop business management systems that help the business to grow, giving space for more creative work to go ahead. To see where we are headed and realise that it is in your own hands how far you are able to go with us as we grow.

We have not been impressed so far.

Yours sincerely

HG Iggulden & IF Rushton

Directors

Tea House Theatre ltd

Needless to say, Twitter have had a lot to say about the company's hiring practices...

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