Dad’s viral LinkedIn rant about ‘shocking’ agency workers lands him full-time roofing job
A father’s enraged LinkedIn rant about his fellow “ shocking ” temps has seen him land a full-time job.
Lee Moore, 36, was working as a temp at a food packaging factory when he was left dumbfounded by workers who whined about wearing hairnets and complained that the work was “boring.”
The Nottinghamshire father dismissed the ‘picky’ workers on LinkedIn – pointing out that the job was helping to keep a roof over his family.
His post has since gone viral and saw him land a full-time job thanks to his work ethic.
Mr. Moore had registered with an employment agency and was assigned a shift from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. along with four others.
At 7am, however, Lee was the only agency staff member still standing – after the other four quit within the first hour.
Baffled by what he saw, he took to the company’s social network to air, posting, ‘Really shocked this morning.
“While I am in between the different positions, I applied to an employment agency, today I had my first job at a food packaging manufacturer between 6am and 2pm. I arrived with 4 other temps and at 7am I was the only one left. was over!
One man refused to wear a hairnet, another refused to use a computer, print a label, and the other two said it was “too boring.”
“I am amazed that people out of work can choose to be so picky and refuse to work because it is“ boring ”or“ embarrassing to wear a hairnet. Sorry, but that boring and embarrassing job is what a roof will keep your head over!
“I’m proud to wear the hairnet (although it doesn’t cover much) and do the” boring “work because that’s what will pay my bills this month and keep a roof over my family’s head! #Work # dontgiveup #prideatwork. “
His post peaked with 120,000 likes, 5,000 comments and hundreds of job openings, including one from Adrian Buttress, general manager of Derbyshire-based roofing company PermaRoof.
Lee, who has a nine-year-old son, said: “I was in the middle of an interview for a position at a Chesterfield company. However, this was postponed because of Covid, so the recruiter said they could sign me up for some temp work at an agency.
“I was amazed that people out of work could be so picky; for me there is a job to keep a roof over my family’s head, pay the bills and provide food, so I was proud that I wore my hairnet.
“I vented my frustration on LinkedIn – it should have just been a rant, but it went viral. In fact, I’m still getting notifications for it today, more than a month later.
“It was amazing how far it eventually traveled, I had hundreds of messages from people offering support and opportunity.
“One of them belonged to Adrian from PermaRoof and said he was interested in a chat. I had a few interviews and he made me feel like I was most wanted. He was very transparent about where the company was going and really took it a step further by showing me PermaRoof’s headquarters, which was ultimately only a few miles from my home. “
Lee, of Kirkby in Ashfield, previously worked in sales for rental and construction companies. He is now employed by PermaRoof as a specialist product manager.
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Adrian Buttress, PermaGroup CEO said, “I believe in hiring based on attitude, as anything else can be taught. When I came across Lee’s post on LinkedIn, I knew I needed to speak to him.
When I found out that he had previous sales experience and lived close to our headquarters, it seemed our destiny.
“Lee had hundreds of vacancies, so I’m really happy he chose to join the PermaRoof team. We are thrilled to have him with us and know that he will do a great job building our modular customer base. division.”