By John Smith • 06 May 2020 • 17:43
MANCHESTER comedian Jason Manford received a number of very rude tweets from trolls after he announced on social media that he had applied to be a delivery driver for the Tesco supermarket chain but was turned down.
Some thought it was a publicity stunt so that he got the coverage but didn’t have to do any work, but it transpires that he thought that he could be of assistance during the lockdown and has since been helping as a volunteer driver whilst also home schooling his six children.
A spokesperson for Tesco told the Manchester Evening News; “We’ve recruited around 50,000 temporary workers during the Coronavirus pandemic and they have played a huge part in helping us to serve customers safely during these unprecedented times.
“Jason’s skills would have no doubt brought a lot of joy to our customers and colleagues, so it’s a shame he didn’t make the deadline for this vacancy.
“But should he ever want to join the Tesco family in the future, we’d be happy to receive an application from him.”
According to the comedian he even included a light hearted attempt to persuade them of his potential by including in his CV the comment “‘previous experience: Comedian. So, I know that it’s all in the delivery!”
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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