Jobseekers received rude rejection emails after they applied to work at a Yorkshire pub in Northern England, telling them that “You’re no good” and “What did you expect?”
The Daily Mail reported that the message was sent out to more than 100 applicants in the restaurant at Owston Park Lodge in Doncaster.
“Unfortunately, you are not good enough for the position at this time, try harder next time,” the rejection read. “I am sorry for the disappointing news. But what did you expect, your (sic) no good…”
Michaela Brookes, 23, was one of the recipients of the cruel email.
“I was absolutely gobsmacked,” she said. “I have had knock-backs for jobs before, but I couldn't believe what I was reading. It seemed so cruel - I couldn't believe someone could say something like that.”
Danielle Jarvis, one of the other applicants, said she thought it was “extremely rude” and “unprofessional.”
“I am not the only person to have this email sent to me,” she told the Daily Mail. “I have seen on the Owston Park Lodge Facebook page several other people complaining about this.”
Owston Park Lodge owners Paul and Tracy Snow also spoke with the Daily Mail saying that they were “horrified” by the emails. They blamed a hacker for going into their computer system.
“We want to put people’s minds at rest that this appears to be a malicious prank and we are deeply sorry for any offence the emails may have caused,” says Tracy Snow.
“The police are investigating as we think our system has been hacked and these messages sent out,” she added. “It has been upsetting and stressful for everyone involved.”
On Monday, angry applicants began calling the pub complaining about the email.