Remember that advert from a Sainsbury’s store in London, for the services of an artist willing to redecorate the store’s canteen for free?
While Twitter did a good job of annihilating the volunteer ad, Teri Anne Scoble posted what we think was the best response – flipping the ad around in a poster titled ‘Artists are looking for a supermarket to volunteer their skills’:
The post reads:
“Artists are looking for a well-stocked supermarket to voluntarily restock our kitchens. Gain particular experience in the good industry whilst satisfying our need to feed ourselves and live comfortably.
We seek to find a diverse supermarket, so we encourage suppliers of food fro all ethnic cuisines to apply.
Why not put your skills into action? Artists are giving you the one opportunity to build your customer base and develop your reputation through the creative community.
We are looking for the market to bring their own style to transform our kitchen shelves into an environment that allows positivity and inner peace through the scopes of being able to feed ourselves.
By crafting food into a reality for artists, you are recreating what is originally a basic human right to survive on our sought after skillsets. The new delivery should give artists an atmosphere to look forward to and emphasise on the idea that they don’t have to work on an empty stomach.
No qualifications or experience is required as we are simply intrigued and excited about the free stuff you can offer us.
As freelancers, artists are proud to represent a diverse skillset with which you can benefit from. Happy artists offer great works and continued success.
Get your brand recognised. Share your goods with the heart of creativity. Leave tour mark by doing what you love and do best.”
Artists, hard workers, underfunded professions and anyone not working in big business: please note that where a post is admitted to be “voluntary”, the following buzzwords and phrases will inevitably follow.
•“share your gift”
•“build your career”
•“crafting your ideas”
•“put your skills into action”
These buzzwords are exposed for what they are – hot air – when you think about them literally.
Don’t be fooled.
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