A NSW post office job listing has caused a stir online for banning “entitled millennials” from applying for the retail traineeship.
The privately-owned Warilla Licensed Post Office on the state’s south coast placed the job advertisement on job search website Seek on Thursday.
The listing said the post office looking for “an enthusiastic person who has a great work ethic and is interested in a customer focused job”.
Any male or female who are “honest and reliable”, eager to learn and “able to work in a fast-paced workplace” are encouraged to apply.
Despite appearing to be a normal job listing, the last sentence in the post surprised readers.
“Unfortunately, the successful applicant will not be an over entitled millennial with an inflated sense of entitlement,” it read.
Many social media users were quick to slam the post office, pointing out that millennials have birthdates ranging from 1981 to 1996, meaning some would be nearing their 40s.
“Millennial turning 40 in just a couple years here. No thanks, I'll keep my actually good job that I earned through years of education and work experience,” one person wrote on Reddit.
“Ya ever notice that 'sense of entitlement' usually means 'expects to be treated like a human being?’,” another said.
“The ‘either gender’ is a bit strange too, like why do you need to specify that. Person will do just fine... because that's what we are,” a third person wrote.
“I bet this was written by somebody who gets real upset when they hear the word boomer,” said one man.
The sentence has seen been removed from the Seek posting.
Licensee Angela Cramp told News Corp she never meant any harm and had only written the last line after having problems with other applicants.
She said most of their staff are millennials and she’d be willing to hire another if they have a good attitude.
“It was tongue in cheek – I didn’t expect it to cause all this trouble and in no way am I eliminating millennials,” Ms Cramp told the publication.
“But this is a learning position and we need somebody who is keen to accept that the position will not be equal in the business on day one, that’s probably the message I was trying to give.”
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