You’ve gotta hand it to Ryanair — the airline has a sense of humor, and isn’t afraid to share how it feels…
Ryanair’s fake job posting mocks government
Ryanair claims it has been retained by the Irish government in the search for a transition year student who will solely be responsible for compiling Ireland’s travel “Green List” on a weekly basis.
There’s an actual job listing that says that this person will have to compile Ireland’s travel “Green List” based on the following games:
- The Lotto (Euro Millions)
- Pin the donkey to the tail (in this case the country)
- Darts (each number represents a country and you only have six darts each week)
The job posting goes on to state the following:
You will also be responsible for ensuring that the Dail Bar is sufficiently stocked with Guinness (Beamish) nuts and it is kept clean and tidy.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a organisation where you will be given responsibility from day one and your actions will have a big influence on travel for our citizens and the wider economy.
No prior experience is required and preference will be given to applicants who have attention to detail and are very good at analysing data, this is something we are lacking in the team at the moment.
Please note that this position is not available to students within the Dublin area.
We have been exclusively retained by the Irish Government in their search for a Junior Cert/Transition Year Student who will have sole responsibility for compiling Ireland's Green list on a weekly basis.
You can apply here: https://t.co/3OVxhWEjR5
— Ryanair Press Office (@RyanairPress) September 21, 2020
Ryanair’s issue with Ireland’s “Green List”
Airlines are facing a countless number of challenges right now, as we’re seeing travel rebound ever-so-slowly. In addition to the public having general concerns about the safety of flying and traveling, another issue is that entry and quarantine requirements for destinations are constantly changing.
This makes it virtually impossible for airlines to plan their schedules, and it also discourages the public from planning travel, since they can’t predict if they’ll be able to travel somewhere in the future without restrictions.
Airlines around the globe are calling on governments to streamline policies, and to replace quarantines with testing.
Ireland’s travel restrictions are based on a “Green List,” which is updated every week. In order for a destination to be on this list, it needs to have a cumulative incidence rate of 25 or less per 100,000 people, based on the latest data from the ECDC.
Those arriving from a destination not on this list are told to restrict their movement for 14 days upon returning, and not go to work, not use public transit, not see anyone, etc. People are essentially told to self-quarantine, with the exception of exercising outside alone.
Most airlines try to butter up governments when they want something from them. Ryanair takes exactly the opposite approach, and makes fun of them. I suppose it’s very on-brand for Ryanair.
In general I tend to agree with airlines that better testing protocols are more realistic and efficient than 14-day quarantines for everyone, but then again, I get that governments are balancing a lot of things…
So, who’s applying for Ryanair’s job posting? 😉