& # 39; This must be a joke & # 39 ;: Sydney FC causes outrage after offering an UNPAID & # 39; force assistant & # 39; position that requires the successful candidate to work seven hours a day for nine MONTHS
- Sydney FC wanted a & # 39; voluntary strength and condition assistant & # 39; hire
- The job required that the successful candidate worked more than 1000 hours for free
- The club has removed the position after serious criticism of social media
Sydney FC is forced to withdraw an advertisement for an unpaid position for which candidates had to work seven hours for nine days.
The club caused widespread outrage after this week's role as & # 39; Sydney FC voluntary power and conditioning assistant & # 39; announced.
The successful applicant would help with psychotherapy screenings, run programs for development team athletes, and set up post-training recovery protocols.
Essential requirements include sports science or a comparable degree, where the club asked for a & # 39; highly motivated & # 39; person with a strong work ethic & # 39 ;.
The club had requested applications for the position of & # 39; Sydney FC Voluntary Strength and Conditioning Assistant & # 39; on the sports field of Macquarie University
Social media users did not go to the advertisement in a friendly manner.
& # 39; The state of this. Sydney FC is looking for unpaid employees with degrees, 6.5 hours a day for 3-4 days a week, & posted a Facebook group.
& # 39; They want literally a thousand hours of unpaid work. & # 39;
& # 39; This can't be real & # 39 ;, was one of thousands of responses online.
& # 39; Quite sad considering Sydney's bank, & # 39; another commented.
In the third one wrote: & # 39; We pay players, CEO & # 39; s, coaches and physio & hundreds of thousands of dollars, but a club of this caliber that is supposed to be No. 1 in the country wants a fully qualified fitness and conditioning coach free of charge. & # 39;
"If they spend too much on the players and can't afford to pay for the staff they need," another person joked.
Others suggested that it was customary to offer graduates or students voluntary positions.
The work included assisting with psychotherapy screenings, running development team & # 39; s athletes and setting up recovery protocols after training (stock)
& # 39; It's the only way to have a chance to make it into the professional sports industry unfortunately … I did that for about a year and a half, & # 39; someone said.
& # 39; Unfortunately, this is how movement science graduates are treated & # 39 ;, another wrote.
Amid the furious recoil, Sydney FC announced it would remove the position.
& # 39; Thank you for your answers and comments & # 39 ;, it replied to the post.
& # 39; We take our responsibilities in this area very seriously and have removed the position while reviewing it internally. Thank you, SFC. & # 39;
Sydney FC removed the ad after a backlash on social media
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