An Australian father placed an add in the paper offering up 50 cartons of beer in exchange for anyone who would hire his 19 year old son for an electrician apprenticeship.
The ad read as follows:
““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.”
Unfortunately the ad failed to return a single job offer during its original airing. It wasn’t till a local paper ran a piece on the ad that people began to take notice and job offers started rolling in. “I’ve actually had people ring up and offer me jobs in marketing which I of course declined,” Said the father.