A JOB interviewer was forced to pretend a candidate with a tattoo on his neck was just like any other candidate.
Joseph Turner admitted he had no option but to act as though Nathan Muir, who also had two full ‘sleeves of ink’, was being seriously considered for a client-facing position.
Turner said: “I tried not to look at it. Or are you meant to look at it? Why would you have that… on your neck?
“The whole time he’s siting there, telling me how much of a people person he is, I’m staring at his neck thinking ‘Is it a word? Is it a pattern? What a fucking idiot’.
“I actually had to ask him ‘Why do you want to be a client manager for an accountancy firm?’ Like I meant it. Like he’s suitable for any job that’s not ‘mob enforcer’.
“I thanked him for coming, told him we’d let him know and then watched him walk away, into a blissful world where having black ink etched into your neck doesn’t make you completely unemployable.”