160514 Sainsburys

The ignorance of some corporates – and let’s call them that, because they certainly aren’t human beings – never ceases to disappoint.

Bosses at a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Camden, London, thought it would be a brilliant wheeze to advertise for a local artist to refurbish their canteen – with no offer of payment.

Here’s the ad:

160514 Sainsburys advert

Of course there was a backlash. As one respondent to the tweet by Adam Hess put it, “Don’t you know, Adam, that Artists don’t need to buy food or pay bills ? They live on air and smiles.”

Bosses of Sainsbury’s, meanwhile, get to live on the £587 million profit made by the firm in the year to March 12.

A Sainsbury’s store in Camden has attracted anger and disgust on Twitter after it advertised a job in the local paper for no pay.

The advert was posted on Twitter by a reader.

It asked for a “creative and ambitious artist to voluntarily refurbish our canteen”.

It promised that the successful candidate would get “experience in the creative industry while making our community a comfortable are for employees to escape to” and that “your work will contribute to our success”.

“Hi Sainsbury’s, I now take food from you without paying because it is a great opportunity for you to impress me,” wrote Adam Hess, who posted the original advert.

A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s said that the advert had been posted independently by the Camden store without the knowledge of head office.

Source: Sainsbury’s job advert asks for an artist to refurbish a Camden store canteen – for no pay | Business News | News | The Independent

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