steeleweed Alert ! Get the bacon sannies’ remark cost Heywood IT contractor dream job

Unverified image of steeleweed with pet pig.

Our fearless Agonist editor steeleweed deserves kudos for his weekly explorations of bacon – More to Life than Bacon. It carries some significant risks, as indicated below.

Manchester Evening News 15 Jun 2013 11:58

An IT contractor claims an off-the-cuff remark about a bacon butty cost him a dream £1,000 a week job.

Clive Hunt, 58, says he was offered the eight month contract with the NHS after attending an interview set up by recruitment firm Reed.

But he says he lost out on the job he should have started last Monday after he told a recruitment consultant he would ‘get the bacon sarnies in’.

The married dad, from Heywood, said he wasn’t aware he had offended recruitment consultant Sharika Sacranie, 29, who he met at the firm’s offices in King Street, Manchester, to finalise paperwork, until he received a phone call from a senior manager. Mr Hunt said: “After we shook hands she said that she would come over to meet me on site with the other contractors and take us for breakfast. My parting words to her were ‘I will buy the bacon sandwiches’.

4 Replies to “steeleweed Alert ! Get the bacon sannies’ remark cost Heywood IT contractor dream job”

  1. That man is an imposter – my beard is white. (But I like his hat).
    Here’s a pre-beard shot from my FB page:

    (The mark on her side is from a harness, which she quickly outgrew. She then ran wild, freaking out the neighbors, confusing the police and roto-tilling lawns in her search for truffles).

    Marcie on the prowl.

    It’s all for the best: he would not have been happy working for someone who didn’t like bacon and pigs. 😀
    1. The very definition of ‘mixed emotions’ is to love both pigs and bacon. 🙂
      Marcie has since gone to the Great Sty In The Sky and I miss her.

      One of the side benefits was the comments of vistors:

      “You know you have a pig on the sofa?”
      “No! Where?”


      “What is that?”
      “That’s our pig.
      “Oh, thank God! I thought it was the ugliest dog I ever saw!”

         I am fond of pigs.
         Dogs look up to us.
         Cats look down on us.
         Pigs treat us as equals.

            Winston Churchill

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