Bizarre Job Advert For Hotel Bar Manager Goes Viral
You would think an advert for a hotel bar manager would read something like this: "Hotel bar manager needed. Must have relevant experience, great organisational and communication skills and friendly manner. Apply here."
However, at Radisson RED hotel in Glasgow, this is evidently not how they do things. Because they dare to be different.
Toby Millard shared the advert on Twitter with the caption: "Honestly can't stop reading this mental job advert. It's an absolute dystopian masterpiece."
Pretty much hits the nail on the head there Toby. Let's all enjoy it together shall we?
The job advert lays out its unorthodox approach from the off, opening with the following sentence, all in caps: "WE CONNECT WITH THAT AGELESS MILLENNIAL MINDSET AND BELIEVE THAT HOTELS CAN ENHANCE THEIR WORLD VIA ART, MUSIC, FASHION AND A DISTINCTIVE CONNECTION."
Alright, we believe you. Jeez.
The ad then explains that the hotel doesn't have 'staff', as such.
It reads: "Radisson RED sees things differently. We name things differently! We don't have 'staff' we have 'Creatives' & 'Managers' = 'LEADS'"
From here, the advert lists the tasks expected of the manager...and it all gets a bit weird.
Here's my personal favourite 'task': "Present; in the soul of house, in the action, happy moving from the RED Sky Bar alive with music, to the events areas and a book reading, over to the lobby where a group are looking for a restaurant recommendation. The phone rings reservation, you've got it and now you are flipping an omelette, catch it! This place is alive and you love it. Smile. Photo."
What the fuck is going on Radisson?
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There are more than 20 tasks much like this, and by the time you get to the bottom of them all, you have to wonder what kind of human would be left itching to apply.
After a little bit more caps lock - 'ARE YOU READY?' - the advert concludes by asking if the massive list of semi-incomprehensible criteria 'sound familiar', which of course they absolutely do not.
The ad closes with the following paragraph, which to be fair does summarise the general tone quite well.
"Come as you are, wear a big smile, be genuine, be yourself. We love that and won't change it, promise! Forget the script. There is no script. Forget traditional, be bold. Let's have a chat and make RED the place to be in Glasgow."
Judging by the response to Toby's tweet - liked more than 5,000 times - it doesn't seem like the applications will be flooding in.
One person said: "Apply now - just send us your failed Big Brother audition tapes."
Another added: "I've never been so transcendentally happy to already have a job"
A third said: "Doing a lot of gymnastics to jazz up the fact that one person is gonna be cooking, cleaning, bartending, front desk clerk, receptionist, and liaison all at once."
A Radisson Hotel Group spokesperson told LADbible the advert reflected the fact the company aspires to be 'bold and innovative'.
She said: "Radisson Hotel Group takes the welfare and rights of staff seriously and would like to make it clear that we offer various types of contracts dependent on role.
"We provide extensive training to allow all our staff to increase their skillset and earning capacity as well as progress within the company. Many potential employees prefer a flexible working environment where they can enhance their CVs and progress through gaining experience in multiple roles, which is a demand we reflect with our offering.
"Upon opening the Radisson RED Glasgow, our recruitment drive was focused around taking an innovative and unique approach. We like to bring fun to our adverts to attract the kind of team we know will be happy and successful working at a Radisson RED property.
"The advert in question reflects the fact that we aspire for Radisson RED, like its staff, to be bold and innovative. This does not detract from a total commitment to providing quality training and career progression."
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