Want to work as Michael O'Leary's assistant? Apparently it's the "worst job in Ireland" RollingNews.ie

Ryanair is looking for ‘a bright and ambitious’ individual to fill an accountancy position for what they have dubbed “the worst job in Ireland” – assisting their “misunderstood but beloved CEO.”

The job listing, posted yesterday to the Irish budget airline’s careers portal, quickly caught the attention of the Irish news and social media.

The position offers candidates the chance to work closely with CEO Michael O’Leary, one of Ireland’s most well-known and controversial businessmen. He has been at the helm of Ryanair since 1994 and has revolutionized low-cost air travel in Europe with Ryanair, which he based on Southwest Airlines business model. Not one to shy away from the limelight, O’Leary has made a habit of making the headlines over the years with his contentious statements.

Just like any job, successful candidates will be required to fulfill certain requirements and to possess the right qualifications. For instance, if you have an aversion to “bolloxology,” saint-like patience or have your own collection of nursery rhymes / bedtime stories, then this job will appeal to you.

Seeing that you will be the assistant to the CEO of one of Europe’s biggest low budget airlines, there will be a lot of hard work involved. Candidates will be required to manage investment analysis and tax analysis and returns as well as duties such as MOL-ly coddling and general drudgery.

As O’Leary is an avid Manchester City football fan it may come as no surprise that the listing specifies Manchester United fans need not apply, as well as cyclists, who will not only be automatically disqualified from the application process but will also be “tracked down, tortured and shot.”

This advert may be expressed in a light-hearted manner, but Ryanair does go on to state that, “This role is a great opportunity for an ambitious, self-motivated qualified accountant to work in a demanding and interesting role. There will be significant opportunities for the candidate if successful, to further develop their career by promotion into the management team at Ryanair.”

All interested applicants can email their resume and cover letter to: [email protected] by Friday, November 18, 2016.


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