Australia post left red faced after barring ‘entitled’ young people on seek employment listing
'Who'd want to work for you anyway'
Editor / January 24 2020
Australia Post has been left red-faced after details of an online employment listing have been leaked on social media.
A customer was the first to call them out on their 'retail tranship' job listing on seek.com.au
Warilla Licensed Post Office, located in Shellharbour on the NSW south coast, have been slammed and called out on their own Facebook page!
"Who in their right mind would want to work for someone so unprofessional? Posted job ad with “the successful applicant will not be an over entitled millennial with an inflated sense of entitlement” for Warilla office. Not only is is discriminatory but it also shows that the employer is probably slightly unhinged and horrible to work for.", posted Jeremy Stanford.
The listing which has since been edited has caused a stir for one particular line.
"Unfortunately, the successful applicant will not be an over entitled millennial with an inflated sense of entitlement"
Licensee Angela Cram told news.com.au that the post was meant to be tongue in cheek and had decided to add the line after having problems with previous applicants.
“It was tongue in cheek – I didn’t expect it to cause all this trouble and in no way am I eliminating millennials,” Ms Cramp said.
“But this is a learning position and we need somebody who is keen to accept that the position will not be equal in the business on day one, that’s probably the message I was trying to give.
“The customer on the other side of the counter requires a high degree of customer service, that’s all there is to it, and if you’re not used to being patient and waiting for people to sort themselves out, it won’t work.”
There has been a flurry of bad reviews left on the Warilla Post Office page.
"Very bad. Run by over entitled boomers with an inflated sense of entitlement. No stars!", said one.
"Asked them for my mail and they told me I was an over entitled millennial with an inflated sense of entitlement.", cheekily posted another.
Ms Cramp told news.com.au Seek had removed the line about the millennials after claiming it was “age discriminatory”, but said she had already received more than 30 applications from millennials and around 10 from older people, which shows the ad was “not too offensive”.
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