Now this is an interesting one and emphasises the importance of proper proof reading in job adverts.
The Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital recently placed a job advert on the UK’s National Health Service website.
All seemed pretty normal with the advert and there was some fairly standard wording present in the job description including:
“Applications are invited … to work at this large University teaching hospital”.
“The applicant will be joining a staff of 37 consultants…”
“We provide anaesthetic services across 2 sites for adult patients…”
But at the bottom of the advert there was a sentence saying
“the usual rubbish about equal opportunities”.
The mistake was a reference to the organisation’s equal opportunities policy and was quickly deleted and replaced with their standard wording about equal opportunities.
This looks suspiciously like a situation where somebody was dictating the advert to a secretary who then typed it out word for word without noticing the phrase.
Now, I wonder who will get the blame for the error. The manager that dictated it or the secretary that typed it?
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