Jason Manford applied for an £8-per-hour job on the checkouts at Tesco during coronavirus pandemic – but didn’t get it – The Sun

JASON Manford applied for a job on the checkouts at his local Tesco due to the Coronavirus lockdown – but didn’t get it.

The TV funnyman wanted to do the £8-per-hour role to help out during the pandemic.

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But the 38-year-old was turned down for the supermarket position – and shared the rejection email he received.

Jason told his 265,000 Instagram followers: “Absolutely livid Tesco.

“I was only trying to do my bit.”

But he joked the person who got the position at the Tesco Express in Wilmslow, Cheshire better be good.

Jason added: “I hope the better person got and enjoys the job, I’ll be watching.”

Dad-of-four Manford shared the rejection email alongside his light-hearted post.

It read: “Hello Jason. We appreciate your interest to work in Tesco during these unprecedented times.

“And thank you for your application for the Customer Assistant – Convenience.

“Regrettably, we are unable to progress your application forward this time as the vacancy is now closed.

“Unfortunately, due to such a high volume of applications we are unable to provide any detailed feedback.”

Fans joked about the letter, with one person saying: “Anything to get out of home schooling.

Another quipped: “I know one of the shift leaders in that store. I'll put in a good word for you.”

A third replied: “Haha just off for my nightshift at Tesco and this made me laugh.”

A fourth said: “That happened to me.

“I did the online quiz for my daughter to work in Boots the chemist and I failed the quiz

“I've only been a qualified nurse for 14 years.”

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