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澳父亲50箱啤酒换儿子一份工作

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澳大利亚昆士兰州的一位父亲近日打出广告,称如果有人愿意收他儿子做电气工学徒,他将免费为其提供50箱啤酒。这位父亲表示,他和儿子之前已经投递了很多份简历,但都没有任何回音,他认为用这些啤酒作为对儿子未来的投资很值得。据悉,他的儿子之前一直与母亲在丹麦生活,因为丹麦经济不景气才于5个月前回到澳大利亚找工作。目前,有不少人对免费啤酒广告表示兴趣,但还没有人真正愿意提供工作。这位父亲说:“如果这招都不管用,我就不知道还有什么办法管用了。”

A Queensland father is offering a year's supply of beer to anyone who will employ his 19-year-old son as an electrical apprentice.

It is not the average "employment wanted" advertisement.

It reads: "Free beer - one year's supply. Fifty cartons in exchange for electrical apprenticeship for my 19-year-old son. Local, hardworking, reliable, desperate, not a quitter."

It then provides the mobile numbers before finishing up, "Legitimate offer, no BS."

The ad was placed by Paul McVeigh, a desperate Mackay dad.

"We put out a few resumes and didn't have any feedback. I actually didn't think it was such a big deal," he said.

"Just come up with the idea and thought it was a bit of a laugh and see what would happen and it's only a couple of grands worth of beer. I think it's a worthy investment in your son's future."

His son is Nick McVeigh, who had been living with his mother in Denmark until five months ago.

"I was just trying to get started with a trade but the Danish economy is a bit different at the moment so I gave Australia a shot," he said.

So far, the McVeighs have not had much luck.

"We've been around and we haven't found anything so far. I've showed up at stores in person and still nothing. Sent out resumes to more than 100 places at least, all over Queensland," Nick said.

Paul McVeigh is a fitter and turner in the mines. He says it is not as easy to find work, despite the resources boom.

"It's a very competitive industry of course. It depends on where you live and if you're willing to travel and it's a different life in the mines," he said.

"It is a lot harder than you think."

Not thirsty?

The offer of free beer has not exactly impressed one local business.

Christine Bower is the office manager at A Plus Electrical and Air conditioning in Mackay. She says Paul McVeigh walked into her office with the offer recently.

"And I just threw that resume straight in the bin because I feel as though his son should have come in with his dad and I don't believe that the dad should have to do all the running around to get his son a job," she said.

But Paul says his son has been doing plenty of job hunting

"We both ran around handing out leaflets the other day," he said.

The campaign is reminiscent of the jobless Irish graduate who last year spent his life savings on a billboard asking prospective employers to "save him from emigration".

And just like Ireland, there has been a lot of interest in the offer of free beer.

Paul says there has been a lot of interest, but he just hopes it turns into a job.

"If this doesn't work I don't know what will," he said.

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