AN IRISH restaurant has caused quite the stir with the terms of their job advertisement.
Pizza Soprano in Navan, Co. Meath, posted an advertisement for a job on Facebook over the weekend, in which they stated they were looking for a “bright, open girl” and requested that applicants send a photo of themselves.
The ad has since been shared several times online and has been criticised as “shallow” and “sexist”.
The post, which has since been removed from the Pizza Soprano Facebook page, read: “Due to the development of Pizza Soprano we are looking for a girl to work with us.
“I’m looking for a bright, open and hardworking girl. A girl that is not afraid of challenges and is very open to people.
“She also needs to be outgoing and positive.
Please contact me if interested and send me your CV and a photo of yourself.”
The ad was strongly criticised on social media, with one user commenting below the post: “That’s incredibly sexist of you and shallow to ask for a photo.”
Another user stormed: “Why do you need it to specifically be a girl and why on earth do you need to see a photo of any applicants???"
Pizza Soprano’s owner Grzegorz Grzegorzewski, a native of Poland, has since returned to Facebook to apologise and insist that no offence was intended.
Hi all, Greg here from Pizza Soprano, Navan. I recently posted an advertisement looking for a new member of staff. As a...