Wanted: Spanish bread delivery man with MBA

Wanted: Spanish bread delivery man with MBA
Some 634 people applied for a position which involves having to start work at 4am six days a week for a €1000 to €1,250 monthly salary, pre-tax. File Photo: Daquella Manera/Flickr
Spanish jobs portal Infojobs has caught the attention of Spanish media after they posted an ad for a bakery delivery position which required a degree in business management.

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.


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