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Woolworths store manager discovers recent job applicant lied about medical exemption

Woolworths store manager makes VERY embarrassing discovery on candidate’s Facebook page after interview – and publicly calls them out in scathing comment

  • The supposed Woolworths store manager had an awkward exchange on Facebook
  • They interviewed a job seeker who said they had a medical exemption for jab
  • But later the manager saw them ask a priest for a dispensation
  • The job seeker was immediately informed that he would not get the job
  • Woolworths is still trying to verify the exchange on social media

A Woolworths store manager has posted a searing response to a job applicant who lied about having a Covid medical exemption during an interview – with their confrontation played out in full public view on Facebook.

The future Victoria employee, who is identified only as Alex on Facebook, claims he told the manager he was exempt from receiving the Covid jab and had proof of a medical certificate to back up his position.

Victoria’s future employee, who is identified only as Alex on Facebook, claims he told the manager he was exempt from receiving the Covid jab and had proof of a medical certificate to back up his position ( stock picture)

However, shortly after the interview, ‘Alex’ took to Facebook asking for help in finding a way to get a ‘religious exemption’.

“Is there a priest in Mildura who can complete a religious exemption form for the Covid vaccine for me so I can start working with Woolies?” said Alex.

“They will accept a signed form which I will provide. Thank you in advance.’

Unfortunately, Alex’s new employee was quick to spot the message and respond below.

“Hello Alex, I’m the manager at Woolworths who interviewed you this morning,” the Facebook comment read.

Hours later, 'Alex' shared an update on Facebook, saying he was looking for a priest to provide a 'religious exemption'

Hours later, ‘Alex’ shared an update on Facebook, saying he was looking for a priest to provide a ‘religious exemption’

“You claimed you had a medical exemption, that is clearly not true. Consider the job offer withdrawn, we will contact you directly.’

The uncomfortable swap is currently being investigated by the supermarket giant, but so far it has been unable to verify those involved.

Woolworths announced last October that vaccinations would be required for all team members across Australia unless there was a valid medical or religious exemption.

“We have a clear obligation to provide our team members with the safest possible working environment as we provide the food and essential needs that our communities rely on,” a spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia.

“Vaccination is one of the best ways to protect our team, our customers and our communities and we are delighted with the large number of our team members who have chosen to be vaccinated.

“As part of our vaccination policy, a vaccination certificate or a medical exemption is required for candidates wishing to join our team.”

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