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Old December 3rd, 2012, 10:33 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by design_man View Post
But on second thoughts, it's top of the list for a reason. This is the second to the top of the list.

Vacancy: Hairdressing Apprenticeship

Tasks: You will be working in a hairdressing salon based in Southport. Your duties will involve customer service and client care. You will be keeping the salon environment tidy and be shampooing. As your skills increase, your duties will include cutting, styling, colouring and perming.

Essential Criteria: You need to have a friendly and motivated attitude towards work and clients. You must be able to use your own initiative. You must have a helpful nature towards clients and your employer. You must also respond positively when asked to carry out any instruction.
Desirable Criteria: A good knowledge of basic Maths and English would be an advantage

Training on Offer: An NVQ level 2 in Hairdressing will be offered via Michael John with in house training.
Please be aware that this vacancy may close earlier than the date stated.

Please note, a direct approach to this employer will result in the application being disqualified.

Hours: 30 hours per week

Ages: 16 to 65

Pay: £79.50 per week

Closing Date: 23/12/2012

Wow, almost £80 a week. More bogus rubbish qualification nonsense. More threats of disqualification if you actually walk in with your cv and offer your services (how dare you show initiative! Do you have NVQ level 2 in "showing initiative"?).

We should leave this to the market, it's not appropriate for public agencies to be faking opportunities that are actually nothing of the sort.
And, talking to myself a bit here, what does this mean: "You will be keeping the salon environment tidy...." What is the "salon environment"? Is it the salon? Or just the air within it? Or the surfaces but not the air? I mean, what a really unforgivably stupid thing to say when trying to attract a new employee.

And what does this mean: "You must also respond positively when asked to carry out any instruction"???? For a start, you don't "ask" someone to comply with an instruction, you instruct someone to do something. If you are instructing you aren't asking, are you? And what if the instruction is unreasonable, stupid (wouldn't be at all surprised judging by the stupid ad), or worse? What if the person was asked / instructed to eat up all the human hair on the floor? Is that required? Or would you need an NVQ in eating human hair first? Probably.
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