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First impressions count - and that doesn't just apply to people.

Job ads are a window into a company's culture and its employee,s and if it doesn't read well or represent the company in a positive light, it's never good news.

So when the Tea House Theatre posted a job ad is being ridiculed online for being patronising.

The advert has since been deleted. But you can check out a saved version right here.

We also took a screengrab:

The job ad starts, "Dear millenials," - and yes, that's not quite how you spell it. Everyone is human though! Let's continue.

It goes on to state "It saddens me to be putting this advert up for the third time in as many months". It soon becomes evident why that may be the case.

It continues...

Are you just not taught anything about existing in the real world, where every penny counts. Did no one teach you that the end of your studies is the beginning of your education?

One old lady used to run the whole of Mountview Academy with an IBM computer, it shouldn't be this hard. 

It would appear from the ad that at least two people had applied for the position and then moved on.

The goes on to say:

We need a grafter, who can commit. The absolute dogs in office skills, the ability to run a paper filing system as well as a computerised one, the ability to complete and keep track of a huge to-do list, to make our office work, create and develop business management systems that help the business to grow, giving space for more creative work to go ahead. To see where we are headed and realise that it is in your own hands how far you are able to go with us as we grow.

We have not been impressed so far.

One Twitter user who allegedly worked for the company in the past said online:

Arts Jobs has removed the advert and commented via Twitter:

Here's the deleted job advert in full.

Dear Millenials,

As a professional company in the arts industry for the best part of twenty years, grafting, scraping, cap in hand to angels and funding bodies and occasionally getting lucky. Surviving on our box office, breaking even and revelling in the success that in the real world that is. It saddens me to be putting this advert up for the third time in as many months.  

Are you just not taught anything about existing in the real world, where every penny counts. Did no one teach you that the end of your studies is the beginning of your education?

We are still here, after all these years. We run a venue in South Central London, we run as a receiving house, producing house. We have an outdoor events company putting on festivals on the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. We have been lucky enough to have been funded on several occasions in the last five years by Arts Council England for our outdoor projects, but the bulk of the funding for the art in and around our venue comes from the venue itself. We raise our own money by running a successful business alongside and intrinsically part of our art. We opened in a recession and are about to embark on a number of major projects.

One old lady used to run the whole of Mountview Academy with an IBM computer, it shouldn't be this hard. 

We need a grafter, who can commit. The absolute dogs in office skills, the ability to run a paper filing system as well as a computerised one, the ability to complete and keep track of a huge to-do list, to make our office work, create and develop business management systems that help the business to grow, giving space for more creative work to go ahead. To see where we are headed and realise that it is in your own hands how far you are able to go with us as we grow.

We have not been impressed so far.

Yours sincerely

HG Iggulden & IF Rushton

Directors 

Tea House Theatre ltd

indy100 has contacted Tea House Theatre for comment.

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