William Rose butcher shop in London decided to take a blunt approach on the recruitment for their Saturday staff. The shop placed a job ad on their window for passersby to peruse, and many people weren't happy with the extremely frank requirements. So if y'all are looking to chop some organic and free range meat at their specialized shop, do make sure you are not a bunch of "emotional wrecks" or "mummys boys."
Unsurprisingly, the job ad was posted on a Facebook page called "Shit London," last Sunday. It reads:
Saturday staff required,
No drama queens,
No drug addicts,
No emotional wrecks,
No mummys [sic] boys,
Hard working YES.
Of course, it prompted a slew of angry comments, with a majority pointing out how the shop's boss is so full of himself:
Some folks, though, were really into the job prospect:
Others simply state the obvious:
However—it now looks like the flyer wasn't a sadistic scheme but an attempt for viral traffic. The eponymous owner of the shop, William Rose, told ITV that they sought Saturday staff for a while and received "no applicants for about a month." They presumably wanted to get more job candidates by writing that rather rude post "as a bit of a joke."
Rose added: "This isn't a job you need lots of A*s or degrees for.. you just need to be able to talk to people and work hard."
Since the shop posted the ad, the owner told Daily Mail that "95% of the reaction has been positive and been accepted as good humour."
And it looks like their evil plan succeeded, since their Saturday position has recently been filled. "We've got a nice, smart, young person, who fits the bill," Mr. Rose said.
Hopefully he's not a mummy's boy.