Thinking of applying for a job at THE TORRIDON? Read on.
Cool with being screamed at? Delight at the thought of being over-worked and underfed? Then you are someone we want working at The Torridon today. Our aim is to make The Torridon the best hotel in Scotland and in order to achieve this we need to employ the hardest working, cheapest labour in Scotland. A team that cares passionately about their job, has the skills to deliver an outstanding level of professional service and is willing to the the most – for the absolute least. Financially, professionally, emotionally... you name it – we'll provide the least of it! We challenge how we can do things cheaper, every day. We do not stand still or become complacent but we strive to find new and innovative ways to milk our staff for all they have. The Torridon Experience is that every guest feels special and relaxed enough to hand over exorbitant amounts of money for food and drink, while the staff serving them survive on inadequate meals, work on minimal sleep and all for minimum wage. 8 REASONS WHY YOU'LL REGRET TRAIPSING ALL THE WAY TO THE TORRIDON Below par training (you'll mostly teach yourself, be made to lie to management about what you have actually been trained on, and be berated for the mistakes you're making due to lack of training.) Live for £35.00 per week in cramped staff accommodation, where you'll be sharing with someone (or some-oneS) not of your choosing (SURPRISE!) This amount also includes three meals with no fresh components (think “mystery” meat concoctions, chips chips chips, day old baguettes and our personal favourite: the Torridons vomit-inducing baked spuds.) Also, if you're thinking of bypassing the staff meals - forget it. You only get TEN PERCENT off restaurant food (which is ridiculously over-priced) and the nearest well-stocked supermarket that accepts card is an hour and a half away. One free alcoholic drink per week (actually a ruse to get you to attend a staff meeting ON A SATURDAY NIGHT – EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT, and don't even think about asking to get paid for your time!) Management that pass the buck, stand by their own, fire at will, and put profits before people. Verbal abuse; in the morning, in the evening, at midday. Any time will be the right time for screaming time. Gratuities handed to you by grateful guests will be deposited into a pooled container, also known as “manager petty cash” to those in the know. Whatever hasn't been pilfered by greedy managerial hands will be split between the staff at the end of the season. Will you survive the gauntlet of Torridon to claim what's left of your monies? Only time will tell. Sick? Unable to come to work? NOT AN OPTION! At The Torridon, there ARE NO sick days. So harden up, because if you decide you're too sick to come to work you may just be too sick to hold down a job at all! If you're privileged enough to get ONE DAY OFF A WEEK, this day could feature ANY or ALL of the following: Being woken up by a FIRE ALARM (no it's not a fire – it's just how management like to gather you for an impromptu meeting, and no, you're not getting paid for it.) Staff meeting (sans fire alarm) – no you're not getting paid for it. Being “asked” to cover a shift (oh, you'll get paid for this one... SIX QUID AN HOUR.) So if the above-mentioned has you gagging at the bit, then don't hesitate to contact The Torridon TODAY. They always need staff (who wouldn't with a list of staff benefits like THAT) and with both the Inn and the Hotel down to a skeleton crew at present (we mean that figuratively AND literally) you'll have no trouble securing a position. http://www.thetorridon.com/ Keywords: Management, Staff, Bar