A football club has been hit by a job advertisement telling people not to bother to apply if they need to pick up children from school twice a week.
Although companies are under increasing pressure to be more flexible for working parents, the advertisement for football’s general manager at AFC Fylde makes it clear that the position will be anything.
In the now-deleted ad, the club, which plays out of Mill Farm in Wisham, Lancashire, says: “We work hard on the field again, if you are looking for a work-life balance or adoption. If so, don’t apply. Children go to school twice a week at 3.30pm. “
No one at the club was available to comment when our sister contacted the site. Live links. And the club, which plays in the National League North, has not commented on the reaction.
Describing a potential applicant, who did not want to be named, as “the most dysfunctional aggressive job description you’ll ever see”, the Noon League club’s ad said: “We are the director of football. Looking for a general manager to work directly with.
“These roles are currently reported directly to the chairman and will be for the future. Focusing on the day-to-day running of the club’s non-football side, the focus will be on the commercial aspect of the role and the development of the Fylde brand.
“Therefore a successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a successful track record in a similar role in the sports and entertainment industry. Football experience, although an asset, is not required, but a keen eye for detail and writing ability. And implement a detailed strategic plan!
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“It’s a hands-on role and requires hands-on leadership from the front, so delegates and those in the office, please don’t apply. Fans have to fight for and respect
“You need to be proactive in your approach to everything. We work hard on the field again, whether you’re looking for work-life balance or picking up kids from school twice a week at 3.30pm. If so, do not apply.
“You will need to stay close to the club and immerse yourself in the local community at every level.”
Responding to the ad, author and football coach Paul Watson tweeted: “Thanks to AFC Fieldy for the latest awesome football job listing.
“Because God wouldn’t want anyone to have a job that would allow them to enjoy life or have children.”
Responding to Paul, a Twitter user said: “UK. Praise. Some jobs may not offer flexibility but the idea that flexibility is the opposite of ‘hard work’ is offensive.”
A Twitter account, called Noon League Volunteers, posted: “I’m really tired of this job ad.
“I think it needs reporting to the National League.”
The ad has since been deleted, with a link that reads: “Sorry, that job is no longer available. Here are some results that might look like your job.”
It came just a day after we reported how the mother was. Alice Thompson won 185,000 from an employment tribunal. Her employer refused to take her daughter out of the nursery any time soon.
Returning to work after having a baby in 2018, Ellis requested a change in her working hours – including ending at 6:00 pm and working five days a week instead of five.
But his manager said he could not afford to work part-time.
The tribunal ruled in favor of the tribunal, which ruled in favor of Ms. Thomson. He was given a cash reward for reduced earnings, reduced pension contributions, hurt feelings and interest.
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