“The money is sh*t. It's £7/hour and a cut of the tips. Don't ask for more because I don't have it. You'll literally be making more than me because I am essentially working for free until the place is paid off.”
However, the less-than-appealing position does come with benefits.
“I'll also let you order food for yourself at wholesale cost to compensate for the sh*te pay. That's the best I can do.”
Finally, the somewhat tactless chef shows his softer side – to the applicants who have made it that far.
“I promise if you're good you'll be full-time in no time and I'll take care of you. I know how horrible this industry is, and I 'm not looking to take advantage of anyone or burn you out so I can go on holiday all summer. It's going to be a hard job, but I genuinely think we can do something refreshing and different in this city, so if that seems like the type of thing you're into, email your CV and we'll make it happen.”
And concludes with this gem; “If you think I sound like an obnoxious d*ckhead, congratulations. You are observant and will go far in life. Don't let it discourage you, though. I'm only a d*ckhead for the first three years you know me. After that I'm a total sweetheart.”
Do you wish you could be this up front and honest in your job ads? If so, what brutal truths would you reveal?
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