A delivery driver was gutted after he applied for a job but was accidently sent an email from bosses calling him a “real chav”.
Karl McCartney, 25, was thrilled when Drive2Recruit offered him a telephone interview for a van delivery driver job he applied for through job search website Indeed.
After a successful phone interview, Karl was told he would receive a starter pack to complete – but was accidentally sent an insulting email instead.
It appears Karl’s interviewer sent him an email which was meant for her colleague.
The email said: ‘Spoke to him 28/9/20 – a real chaver – only contact him if we need a multi dropper – would be no good for bells’.
Karl, who has been searching for work since he was made redundant in six months ago, was crushed.
He said: “I don’t know why they called me a chav. I didn’t even meet them in person and it was just a phone call.
“I thought the interview had gone well. She said she’d send me a starter pack so they could get me sorted for jobs, but then I got this email instead. I was really shocked.
“It doesn’t matter how someone is anyway – whatever way someone sets out to be doesn’t affect their work. I’m a hard worker.
“I have managed to get temp work since being made redundant, but that came to an end, so I was looking on Indeed until I got this email. It’s really knocked my confidence.”
Karl, from Wallsend, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, had been searching for a job after he was made redundant in March 2020 from his job as a delivery driver at UPS.
He had responded to a driving job to work in Newcastle and had the phone interview on
The job advert specified applicants needed to be over 25, with a driving licence and have previous delivery experience – all qualities Karl has.
Karl said: “I’ve always been in driving work. I was at UPS for two years before I got made redundant earlier this year due to the pandemic.
“I’ve tried to contact Drive2Recruit about the email, but they have totally ignored my emails.
“I also tried to call but the lady on the phone just said the email wasn’t for me, but it clearly was as I received the email. She was very abrupt and didn’t apologise at all.”
Drive2Recruit declined to comment on the email.
A spokesperson claimed they had tried to resolve the issue with Karl directly – something he denies.