A tattoo parlour has sparked controversy after advertising for a new receptionist who is “easy on the eye”.
The Monster Shop posted a job vacancy online in which it said it wanted “no slackers”, “no Facebook day dreamers” and “no weirdos or goths” but only those who work hard and are punctual.
The advertisement, that received over 140 comments from Facebook users, included further stipulations.
It said: “Please don’t apply if you live for the weekend and think they can come to work half a***d and red eyed.
“Please no dreamers as I’m a b****** to work for. Remember this is a tattoo shop, you will here bad language from time to time and maybe see parts of the anatomy you wouldn’t usually, so an open mind is also needed.”
Finally, it also stated the role would be cash in hand, adding, “if you want to declare this and pay your taxes, it is up to you.”
Monster Shop proprietor Paul Green, from Mansfield, Notts., explained that the post wasn’t serious and it was instead written with a pierced tongue firmly in cheek.
He said: “It’s just a joke, we’ve done it before and our ‘likes’ have gone up by 500 or 600.
“We’ve got more than 10,000 likes – we do this now and again to get more people – there’s no such thing as bad publicity.”
The advert attracted thousands of people to the Facebook page with more than 140 leaving comments.
Some described it as the best advert they had ever seen while others said they hoped it was a joke.
One commentator said: “This is probably the best job advertisement I’ve ever seen -straight to the point as always.”
Another Facebook user was less than impressed as commented: “Hmm discrimination springs to mind.”
Despite explaining the post was not serious, Mr Green later uploaded a second status apologising if the advert had upset anyone.
It read: “The Monster Shop would like to apologise to any goths or weirdo’ we have offended by our job advertisement. No offence was meant.
“We do not condone biting bats heads off or drinking blood.”
The full advert read: “WANTED part time receptionist to work along side our piercers Saturdays and Sunday’s at the MONSTER SHOP in Mansfield. The job involves cleaning, sterilizing tips grips and piercing equipment etc. Cleaning the shop, making tea and coffee for the staff and customers, fetching dinner booking people in, answering the phone and other general duties.
“The applicant must be polite and smartly dressed and easy on the eye so no goths or weirdo’s need apply as families and small children are our customers as well and we don’t want to scare them off. Be able to work in a team, You must work hard, be on time and be able to use there own initiative. Please no slackers apply. You must be able to be told what to do, no mobile phones are allowed as I don’t want Facebook day dreamers.
“Please don’t apply if you live for the weekend and think they can come to work half arsed and red eyed. You must be over 16. You will not be piercing you will not be learning to tattoo. Please no dreamers as I’m a bastard to work for, remember this is a tattoo shop, you will here bad language from time to time and maybe see parts of the anatomy you wouldn’t usually, so an open mind is also needed.
“If you want to apply please Facebook the Monster Shop or me Paul, I will make a list of people applying if you don’t get it straight away be patient I go through staff very quickly until I find the right one.
“If you could all share this I would be grateful, thank you, Paul. Xx
“To all the people saying I’m a bit judgemental about goths and weirdos, please use your brain if you have one. I don’t want Marilyn Manson, zombie boy or any slipknot lookalikes, FFS I know what I look like that’s why I don’t serve families and children it scares them off.”