Bricklaying boss seeking labourers tells ‘snowflakes’ not to apply after burning through 10 ‘phone-loving, workshy blokes’ who ‘want their mummy to pamper them’
A no-nonsense building boss has warned ‘snowflakes’ not to bother applying for a job – after burning through ten ‘workshy’ blokes in a year who ‘love their phone and want their mummy to pamper them’.
Adam Weedon, 40, put out an advert looking to hire labourers for his company, Ad-A-Brick Building Services, in Chatham, Kent, but vowed to weed out unsuitable candidates with a tongue-in-cheek description.
In order to hire the right candidates for the job, Adam shared the quirky advert on his company’s social media page detailing what the role entails, that a driving licence is required and the rate of pay.
However, the advert then reveals that the role is ‘hard work, so no snowflakes need apply’.
Building boss Adam Aeedon, 40, warned ‘snowflakes’ not to bother applying for a labouring job at his firm
The job role Adam advertised asked for applicants to be dedicated hard workers for Ad-A-Brick building services
The professional labourer posted the ad after growing tired of hiring people, only for them to find the work too difficult
The bricklayer shared the ad after claiming to have unsuccessfully hired ten blokes aged 30 or under over the last 12 months who ‘love’ their phones and walked away from the job because they found the role ‘too hard’.
Adam said: ‘I’ve been looking for a building labourer and wrote the “no snowflake” advert because everyone nowadays wants a job, but doesn’t want to work for the money.’
‘I’ve had ten people over the course of a year. They all love their phones too much and find the work, such as pushing a wheelbarrow, laying slabs and doing drives and pathways, too hard.
‘I wrote the ad because they’re [the people previously hired] are not fitting the bill – they’re workshy, on their phone and want their mummy to pamper them.’
The Ad-A-Brick building website. The company provides multiple building services, including landscaping and working with artificial grass
The bricklayer shared the ad after claiming to have unsuccessfully hired ten blokes aged 30 or under over the last 12 months who ‘love’ their phones
Adam had been considering writing the forthright advert for a long time, and finally did after hearing friends had faced similar problems at their own companies
‘They leave, they don’t turn up the next day because it’s too hard.’
Frustrated Adam said he wrote the advert after reaching the end of his tether hiring men who weren’t up to the task.
Adam said: ‘The decision to write the ad had been bubbling up for a while. I’ve got mates who own their own companies and they all say the same thing [about workers].’
‘It’s getting pretty tiring. I’m still looking for someone, I’ll give them a try and see where it goes from there.’
‘The answer for the time being is working on my own. I might as well jump in and out the digger and get the job done myself.’
The ad, posted on December 14th, reads: ‘JOB ADVERT FOR JANUARY ONWARDS.’
‘Full-time labouring position, pay dependent on experience, hard work so no snowflakes need apply.’
‘Driving licence preferred or close to Walderslade.’