Jobless UK salesman puts himself up for sale on eBay!March 2nd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): A UK salesman, who has been jobless for the past two years, is so desperate to find work that he has taken an unusual step - he has put himself up for sale on online auction site eBay.
Former travelling salesman David Wood from Bristol has spent every day of the last two years scanning newspapers, websites and writing up to 30 job applications for a paid employment.
But despite his efforts, David is still jobless and has had to ask his father for a loan to prevent him losing his home, reports the Daily Mail.
Wood decided to put the ‘For Sale an Experienced Sales Representative’ advert on eBay when he began contemplating suicide last month.
His tongue-in-cheek advert reads: ‘For Sale an Experienced Sales Representative’ and describes him as a 1965 model who is ‘enthusiastic’ and ‘motivated’.
It adds that he comes with 25 years’ of sales experience covering a wide product base, is ‘IT, PC and web literate’ and is looking for offers of 35,000 pounds.
“When I was handed an eviction notice two months ago I really did think I had come to the end of the road. The thought of taking my own life went through my mind. It can be very dispiriting but I just decided to dust myself down and start again,” said Wood.”The past month has been the darkest and most depressing I have experienced in my life. I came within days of being evicted from my home.It’s a problem I have been ignoring for about 18 months and it finally came to a head and I had nowhere else to turn,” he said.
“I have had my head stuck in the sand by my own admission and tried to ignore a problem, which would not go away. To put it simply I am a man who has reached a point where every avenue has been exhausted and this is a last-ditch attempt to get an employer’s attention,” he added. (ANI)
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