UK woman Paige Bond was branded 'irritating' and 'chavvy' in an email accidentally sent to her by a Forest Whole Food employee. Picture: Instagram
UK woman Paige Bond was branded 'irritating' and 'chavvy' in an email accidentally sent to her by a Forest Whole Food employee. Picture: Instagram

Woman left humiliated after company's 'disgusting' email

AN UNEMPLOYED jobseeker is distraught after receiving a nasty email sent to her by a potential employer by mistake.

Paige Bond, from Hampshire in the UK, recently applied for a box packaging role with an organic grocery company called Forest Whole Food.

But after sending in her application, the 48-year-old accidentally received an internal email from her potential employer.

The email, which Ms Bond was told was written by employee Josie Bickle, repeatedly insulted her by describing her as "irritating" and "chavvy".

"Chav" is a derogatory British term for a lower-class, vulgar person, similar to Australia's "bogan".

"OK I know exactly the type of person she is in my mind," the email begins.

"Small, bubbly, slightly irritating but probably really good at what you need her for - organised, quick, chavvy.

Ms Bond said the email was written by Josie Bickle. Picture: Instagram
Ms Bond said the email was written by Josie Bickle. Picture: Instagram

"She is probably worth interviewing if you think you can cope with having someone like her around."

The email continued with yet more insulting assumptions about Ms Bond.

"She has some quite relevant experience and would probably lift spirits in the packing room," the email read.

"I bet her voice is really irritating.

"Delete this email in case you took her on and she found it."

Ms Bond told MailOnline the email was "disgusting" - but that she decided to still go ahead with an interview at the company after a worker left an apology on her voicemail following the awkward blunder.

"When she left the message she said that the guys would really love to meet me,' Ms Bond said.

The email said Ms Bond would “lift spirits” in the workplace — but also described her as “irritating”. Picture: Instagram
The email said Ms Bond would “lift spirits” in the workplace — but also described her as “irritating”. Picture: Instagram

"I thought I'm a strong woman, I will go for that interview."

But she claimed she never received an apology in person during the interview until she mentioned the awkward incident.

And while she has not yet heard back from the company, Ms Bond told The Sun she would now not accept any potential job offers from Forest Whole Food.

"I'm quite glamorous and yes I have big boobs but how can they judge me on that? The last thing I am is a chav," she said.

"I brighten up my Facebook page, and I enjoy a selfie, but if I'm being judged on this, it's disgusting. It's humiliating and totally wrong.

"It's hard enough being unemployed but to get a kicking for trying to get work is not good enough."


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