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50,000 Apply for 300 jobs at Ikea in Jerez

Old Nov 4th 2009, 8:40 pm
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Originally Posted by rugbymatt
Well now Europe has turned Muslim he has a bit of time on his hands mate.
Well he should have no problem parting the masses at the tills, Probably ideal for security I can see the wine sales being down in the restaurant.
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Old Nov 4th 2009, 8:58 pm
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Originally Posted by chrisfromusa
Hm I wonder how many of those 50,000 speak Spanish?
Seeing as both the application and interview processes are entirely in Spanish a non-speaker wouldn't have a snowball in hell's chance of getting in.
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Old Nov 4th 2009, 9:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Ka Ora!
Even Jesus applied
Surely not. I saw him yesterday and he was quite happy working at Mercadona. He's the manager.
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God and his son truely are everything and everywhere.
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Default Re: 50,000 Apply for 300 jobs at Ikea in Jerez

My Spanish house is furnished entirely in Swedish Modern.

I Like IKEA, I think the furniture is clean and bright and not expensive. And it flat-packs into the car. I hate 'chintz' and Spanish furniture is too ornate, too dark, too heavy and too expensive.

Seriously, 50k people applying for 300 jobs.
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Default Re: 50,000 Apply for 300 jobs at Ikea in Jerez

Originally Posted by Madridboy
I'm going to Ikea next month but not because I'm excited about a store opening that I used in the UK. I'm going because I want cheap bright furniture that will brighten up our appartment.
My sister in law is Swedish, and she reckons in Sweden it's regarded as a bit like MFI!
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Old Nov 4th 2009, 11:41 pm
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Originally Posted by agoreira
I find it all a bit sad when Brit immigrants get so excited about the opening of an Ikea, M&S etc
If you want to go to a furniture store, pick the stuff you want and take it away, right then IKEA can't be beat. I'm a shopper not an orderer, so I simply won't go to a furniture store just to be told "Certainly sir, we can deliver in about 3 weeks. No we can't give you an exact date ..... or a time. No we can't phone you to tell you when we'll deliver ... and yes, you do have to pay us now, in full, oh yes - delivery's an extra 50 euros."
Trying to do that in a language I can only follow veeeeery slooooowly, and living in a place that's so far from any large town that no-one will deliver there - even if they could find my place makes every other supplier a total no-no.
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Originally Posted by pete_l
Trying to do that in a language I can only follow veeeeery slooooowly,
That's your problem, nobody to blame but yourself. But I'm glad some cheap Swedish furniture is keeping you happy. I'll be visiting my son this weekend, and he lives about 10 mins from an Ikea but I certainly won't be bothering to visit the place. Perhaps I'm missing out on a unique buying experience!
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Originally Posted by agoreira
Perhaps I'm missing out on a unique buying experience!
You most definitely are

A most unpleasant one

Shopping cattle class
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Originally Posted by agoreira
My sister in law is Swedish, and she reckons in Sweden it's regarded as a bit like MFI!
I remember furnishing my sons bedroom back in the UK in leaner times, entirely with MFI flat-pack furniture. My assembly skills were even worse than the quality of the furniture and everything wobbled afterwards. Strangely enough, it never fell down, it just wobbled like a drunken sailor on his way home.
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IKEA serves a purpose, as has been outlined earlier.

Some 10 years ago after relocating from the UK to NL I had to completely furnish, including things like cutlery, linens, etc. my new apartment. I was able to go to IKEA and buy everthing I needed in a morning. Assembly took a bit longer .

In the subsequent years I have probably replaced about half of what I then purchased. This was always for asthetic reasons rather than breakage. The rest is still doing the job. Functional and adequate rather than particularly tasteful I´ll grant but perfectly good for my requirements.

If I found myself in the same position again I´d do the same and advise anyone else to do so.
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We bought some stuff for the room we use as an office. The sevilla shop had just opened. It took OH a full day to assemble a few shelves etc. When all was finished there was a piece left, I looked at the instructions and it said before continuing fix part C to A&B. I told him and he was fed up so he threw it out of the window
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Default Re: 50,000 Apply for 300 jobs at Ikea in Jerez

Hope they've planned the opening day well. It's not unknown to have a riot on opening day (well the one in Edmonton, London did)

Riot at new Ikea store
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Old Nov 5th 2009, 10:30 am
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Default Re: 50,000 Apply for 300 jobs at Ikea in Jerez

Originally Posted by HBG
I remember furnishing my sons bedroom back in the UK in leaner times, entirely with MFI flat-pack furniture. My assembly skills were even worse than the quality of the furniture and everything wobbled afterwards. Strangely enough, it never fell down, it just wobbled like a drunken sailor on his way home.
Rings a bell! I remember some wardrobes, having to put strips of timber inside, against the wall, to stop the falling over! If broke or short of cash, I can understand someone using IKEA, but if not, why go down the cheap self assembly route?
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Default Re: 50,000 Apply for 300 jobs at Ikea in Jerez

There is an IKEA up here in Asturias as well.

The Asturianos seem to love IKEA as when we went it was so busy (no different to the UK's Wembly store).

If you go to another furniture store (say Boj) it's empty.

Modern life eh?
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