TEACHER SNUBBED BECAUSE OF DONEGAL ACCENT FLOODED WITH JOB OFFERS

first_imgA young Donegal woman who was snubbed by a job agency because of her strong Irish accent has been flooded with offers of work.Donegal Daily revealed yesterday how former Rose of Tralee finalist Grainne Boyle from Gartan was told by the London-based Bonne International Nanny Agency that her Donegal accent was too strong.Grainne, 25, who holds a Masters in Education, had completed an interview via Skype with the Harley Street agency. And although she was told that she was more that qualified for a position as a live-in nanny with a Russian family, she was turned down.In fact the agency told her they could not find her work anywhere in the world because of her accent.Now Grainne has revealed she has been contacted by at least six people offering her work.“Two of them are people I have worked for before including one in Dubai and four others heard about my story. “I have to say I am overwhelmed by the response. I am just considering things at the moment and I won’t rush into anything,” she said.The Bonne agency admitted in a letter to Grainne that most of its clients was now looking for a “BBC accent.”Grainne said she certainly won’t be applying to any more jobs agencies who have issues with her accent.“I am still trying to get over the fact that it was ever an issue in the first place.“A lot of people still can’t believe that this kind of things still goes on in this day and age. “I certainly won’t be applying to any agencies who discriminate against people who have a certain accent.“I said it already – I’m proud of my accent and where I come from and I certainly won’t be changing that for anyone,” she said.TEACHER SNUBBED BECAUSE OF DONEGAL ACCENT FLOODED WITH JOB OFFERS was last modified: March 22nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Bonne INternational Nanny Agencydonegal accentgartanGrainne Boylelast_img read more

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