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:
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.
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