Thursday, 16 October 2014
Creative Working and Checking Out the Boss
Job seeking, I was surprised to see an advert for pub catering staff in a local paper this week. From my experience good jobs rarely get advertised unless they are in the teaching profession. They were looking for people ranging from cooks and chefs to assistants and apprentices. I did get my City and Guilds Cookery Certificate (albeit many years ago) and I cook on a daily basis, so I thought a job as a kitchen assistant would do as my 'good enough' job and I could do freelance writing in my spare time. I was buoyed up with renewed enthusiasm after having a miserable few days. Yes! I could have my cake and eat it!
Anyway, I emailed the pub for more information regarding the roles, rates of pay, hours of work etc and waited for a response. I didn't get a reply so I emailed again and was given a mobile phone number to contact them 'to discuss.' Such is the advantage of social media today, it is quite easy to see if people are on twitter or facebook. Before contacting them again, I tracked this person down on twitter. Their tweets were few but contained images of the porn his father had been sent in the post and part of the male anatomy tattooed as an elephant head complete with trunk! I am so glad that I found out more about this person before phoning 'to discuss'!
So, it doesn't look like I am going to get a job as a kitchen assistant anytime soon. I do have a sense of humour but would not want to work for anyone who sends out explicit tweets. I would not be able to respect them as a boss and would not feel comfortable working for them. I think I had a lucky escape.