A couple of weeks ago, I was discussing the subject of older people working into their twilight years on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester. The presenter thought that it was a good thing that DIY stores like B&Q employed people who would normally be considered for retirement. He felt these people still had a lot to offer society, and I agree with him. If people in their 60s and 70s are fit and want to work then they should not be discriminated against because of their age.
Then, the other day, one of my Facebook friends, Katie Phillips, sent me this hilarious job application form submitted by a 75-year-old pensioner to B&Q in Tunbridge Wells. It confirms my opinion. They hired him because he was so funny….
Kenneth Way (Grumpy Bastard)
Not lately, but 1 am looking for the right woman (or at least one who will cooperate)
Company’s Chief Executive or Managing Director. But seriously, whatever’s available.
If I was in a position to be picky, I wouldn’t be applying in the first place – would I?
£150,000 a year plus share options and a Tony Blair style redundancy package.
If that’s not possible, make an offer and we can haggle.
LAST POSITION HELD:
Target for middle management hostility.
A lot less than I’m worth.
MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT:
My incredible collection of stolen pens and post-it notes.
REASON FOR LEAVING:
It was a crap job.
HOURS AVAILABLE TO WORK:
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?:
Yes, but they’re better suited to a more intimate environment.
MAY WE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER?:
If I had one, would I be here’?
DO YOU HAVE ANY PHYSICAL CONDITIONS THAT WOULD PROHIBIT YOU
FROM LIFTING UP TO 50 lbs.?:
DO YOU HAVE A CAR?:
I think the more appropriate question here would be “Do you have a car that runs?”
HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY SPECIAL AWARDS OR RECOGNITION?:
I may already be a winner of the Reader’s Digest Timeshare Free Holiday Offer,
so they tell me.
DO YOU SMOKE?:
On the job – no! On my breaks – yes!
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?:
Living in the Bahamas with a fabulously wealthy Swedish supermodel with big tits and who thinks I’m the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Actually, I’d like to be doing that now.
DO YOU CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE IS TRUE AND COMPLETE TO THE BEST
OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE?:
Oh yes. absolutely.
After landing my new job as a B & Q “Greeter”, a good find for many retirees.
I lasted less than a day . . . . .
About two hours into my first day on the job a very loud,
unattractive, Tattooed Bognor Babe walked into the store
with her two kids, yelling obscenities at them
all the way through the entrance.
As I had been instructed, I said, pleasantly,
“Good morning and welcome to B & Q.”
I then said,
“Nice children you have there. Are they twins?”
The woman stopped yelling long enough to say,
“No, they ain’t effin twins. The oldest one’s 9, and the other one’s 7, why the hell
would you think they’re twins? Are you blind, or just effin stupid?”
I replied, “I’m neither blind nor stupid, Madam. I just couldn’t believe someone
sha**ed you twice….
Have a good day and thank you for shopping at B & Q.”
My supervisor said I probably wasn’t cut out for this line of work.
***Old People Rock!***