A London theatre company has incurred the wrath of Millennials everywhere after publishing an open letter questioning their understanding of ‘the real world’ after being left decidedly ‘unimpressed’ by the caliber of applicant drawn to a job advert for a £15-£20k administration role at the company.
Posted on Arts Council England’s ArtsJobs platform the entry-level posting by The Tea House Company, Vauxhall, was appended by a lengthy tirade against the very people it sought to attract after three postings in three months failed to elicit a single suitable ‘grafter’ candidate.
In frustration a tetchy HR manager hit back, castigating everyone born between 1980 and 1999 as being out of touch with reality. They wrote: “Are you just not taught anything about existing in the real world, where every penny counts. Did no-one teach you that the end of your studies is the beginning of your education?”
Shortly after the rebuke was published the advert was pulled by Arts Council England for breaching its own terms and conditions by expressly targeting a specific age group for criticism.
By way of context the average median wage for a full-time administration officer currently stands at £22.292 in the UK, although the median monthly rent for a 1-bedroom apartment stands at an unaffordable £1,300 – numbers which are likely to have dissuaded many potential applicants from tossing their hat into the ring.
A more sympathetic view of Millennials published recently found that many of this generation suffer from financial worries and a lack of free time.