By John Smith •
Published: 26 Jul 2020 • 13:26
Restaurant receptionist (stock photo)
SO desperate are people who have been made redundant in the UK hospitality industry that almost regardless of their seniority or experience they are applying for any job to keep them working.
A combination of restructuring, closure and reduction of staff due to social distancing has seen thousands of people either laid off or given advance notice.
A director of the D&D group told BBC’s Radio 4 that when they advertised for a receptionist at their 20 Stories restaurant in Manchester, they received 963 applications within the first 24 hours.
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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.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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