Wanted: Spanish bread delivery man with MBA
Alex Dunham · 9 Sep 2013, 15:49
Published: 09 Sep 2013 15:49 GMT+02:00
It’s nothing new that many young working Spaniards are vastly overqualified for the positions they fill, but a recent job ad by recruitment site Infojobs shows how far employers think they can push it.
“Pre-sales delivery people (men or women) needed to transport baked goods in Murcia,” the job description read.
“People with a recently completed degree in Business Management and two years driving experience required for the position.”
Perhaps a sign of the times is the fact that 634 people applied for the position, which involves having to start work at 4am six days a week for a €1000 to €1,250 ($1320 to $1650) monthly salary, pre-tax.
Recruitment agency Avanza have so far not commented on why a business degree is required to drop off buns and baguettes in the early hours of the morning.
A recent study by Spain’s Youth Emancipation Observatory showed that 53.9 percent of 16 to 29-year-olds and 56.2 percent of 30 to 34-year-olds are carrying out jobs for which they are overqualified.