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Kelley Price

No-nonsense boss tells recruits 'don't come in stinking like p***' in brutal job advert

The boss of a fast-growing pub chain has set out expectations for workers, including not “stinking of drink or “p***” and not needing to be shown what to do “again and again and again”.

In the no-nonsense job advert, Craig Harker, who owns George Pub & Grills, says the restaurants are "taking over" and he needs "a load of awesome people" to staff new venues opening up across the country.

The business wants quick learners with the "right work ethic, who can hit the ground running and be "smart and presentable", he said.

However, the straight-talking landlord goes on to list a few more prerequisites he expects from successful candidates, Teesside Live reports,

They include "not coming in absolutely stinking of drink or p*** after a night out".

Owner Craig Harker is expanding his business across Teesside (Gazette)
The George Pub & Grill is known for its generous portion sizes (Gazette)

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Craig’s job advert said: "Right then, as we grow as a business and open up new venues across Teesside we also need to recruit a load of awesome people to join our teams in Stockton, Middlesbrough, Redcar as well as Sadberge, Darlington. Yep, we're taking over.

"You've all seen the George on FB and know the awesome food we knock out.

"Parmos banging, Smash burgers unreal - and unbelievable Sunday dinners.

"Have you worked in a kitchen? Are you a chef or cook? Are you a quick learner and not one for these that need showing again and again and again and still get it ****ing wrong lol?

"We need people who can hit the ground running.

"Don't know how much time we've wasted on the wrong people, so please only apply if you have the work ethic to succeed."

Chefs are a "dying breed at the minute" due to people leaving the industry, Craig adds.

"I'll personally put the time and effort in to train the right people.

"You must be smart, presentable and not come in absolutely stinking of drink or p*ss after a night out.

"It doesn't take much to wash and look after your presentation."

Craig says chefs are a "dying breed at the minute" due to people leaving the industry (Gazette)

"I'll even throw in a tooth brush and a George chefs jacket," he joked.

"If you need a mint before the interview then there's a shop next door.

"If you feel your pits are a little fruity then nip and buy some deodorant quickly before the interview."

Hospitality "takes away your weekends", he continued, "so be prepared to lose your social life".

"Don't worry, I'll open up the Irish Bar on Wednesdays and Sundays just for you lot with discounted drinks all night with no work the next day.

"I'll even get in karaoke first singing a bit of Let's Get Ready to Rumble.

"If you have a spare Sunday, then that's absolutely rammed so I will even offer the right people looking for extra income just Sunday hours!"

The George is looking for head chefs, kitchen assistants, bar staff, Sunday delivery drivers and pot washers.

Roles are available across its Stockton Redcar Middlesbrough and Darlington venues.

Craig is also looking for people to fill admin roles and online marketing consultants to join them at Stockton Business Hub and Dad Loves Food HQ.

The landlord says if anyone is interested after taking all that in, they can "drop him a DM" to apply.

"If you fancy working for an awesome boss," he says, "then come and have a chat with me.

"Plus free cake Sundays lol.

"50% off when at work and 25% when not at work. Bosh."

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