London: The biggest food joint, Pizza Hut has retracted its job advert asking for “decent, good-looking girls” for the chain’s Leatherhead eatery.
The ad, which was posted on website Gumtree, was removed after people reported it to the head office, the Mirror reported.
The ad read “Pizza Hut Leatherhead looking for full and part time drivers. You need to have your own car. We are also looking for decent good looking girls for reception. That role is just part time.”
Leatherhead Chamber of Commerce president, Jackie Quinn, said that it’s not acceptable to be sexist, they could have put good-looking girls or boys but they didn’t even do that.
Quinn, who thinks it’s a shame, the company has let itself down, added that she id sure it’s a one-off error, someone’s done it without thinking but it doesn’t make it right as they’re in the wrong and they should never have done it.
Quinn, who has had this sort of thing happen to her, continued that people do get used to it but it doesn’t make it right and in a professional company it shouldn’t be allowed to happen.
She added that realistically she doesn’t think they have to let that person go, but it’s unacceptable and the company should have procedures in place to have kept that from happening.
A spokesman for the Leatherhead franchise would not comment except to say that it has been dealt with and taken down.
A spokesperson said that they are committed to providing a safe and ethical working environment and they do not condone this advertisement, however, this was placed by a staff member and as soon as they alerted the franchise, it was immediately removed.