Ryanair Mocks Irish Government With Fake Job Posting

Filed Under: Humor, Other Airlines

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:

  • Bingo
  • The Lotto (Euro Millions)
  • Pin the donkey to the tail (in this case the country)
  • Scrabble
  • Darts (each number represents a country and you only have six darts each week)
  • Snap
  • Charades

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.


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.

Bottom line

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? šŸ˜‰

  1. Haha so funny *people have died* hilarious *people on ventilators* Iā€™m rolling on the floor laughing good job ryanair *funerals*

  2. The Irish government is being very unrealistic. I side completely with Ryanair on this issue. Well done Ryanair!

  3. @Stvr How is that relevant to government being incompetent?

    By the way, if you think Ireland is bad, look at Austria. Their list hasn’t been updated so long that it became completely random at this point – out of 6 EU states on their list, 5 had lower number of new cases per capita in the last 14 days than Austria itself, in some cases significantly (Sweden has a THIRD of Austria’s new cases per capita but still remains on the red list). Meanwhile, out of 8 EU states that actually have more new cases than Austria, only one made it to the list. You are free to come from CZ with their skyrocketing numbers, but god forbid you go to Croatia where cases have been constantly dropping for several weeks…

    These border closures have been proven, over and over again, to achieve nothing. It’s time to get rid of this absurdity, at least for intra-EU travel.

  4. @Stvr
    Ryanair are mocking the incompetence of the Irish government, not the seriousness of a deadly disease. I’d say you’re great fun at parties.

  5. @Stvr
    Lack of humor is what really destroys a society.
    Even a serious subject can have humor and Ryanair was making fun of how the government was handling regulations.

  6. Border closures and quarantine have largely proven to be completely useless.
    In the Netherlands a recent study came to the result travel bans haven’t influenced Covid spread by one bit.

    Sadly many governments play darts these days even putting countries on the risk list which have way fewer infections than themselves. Take Germany for example. Basically they have declared the whole world a danger zone (with a few political exceptions such as China or Canada).

    I really can’t hear that “by traveling you kill people!” rhetorics you have in Germany for months already anymore….

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