Jobseeker facing repossession of her home offers herself for sale on eBay in bid to keep bailiffs at bay
A jobseeker has offered herself on eBay in the hope of attracting employers' attention.
Deborah Bowen, 38, has found it difficult to find steady employment since she was made redundant from a 33,000 per year sales role two years ago.
Despite sending out her CV to hundreds of recruiters she has only managed to secure part-time work, at a number of companies including a local plumbers' merchants, with some positions paying as little as 6.50 per hour.
Pick me! Deborah Bowen has offered herself on eBay in the hope of attracting employers' attention
And because of her low income she has struggled to meet mortgage repayments and now both her and her partner face eviction from their three -bedroom Gloucester home.
The next payment is due at the beginning of next month.
Now in a final bid to solve her financial situation Ms Bowen has turned to the auction website eBay.
On February 17 she put herself up for sale with an ad reading: 'For sale – a willing and able permanent or temporary employee.
'Sales Professional/BDM/W/house will do
almost anything for work. Please read on, Could you be the right person
to give me the right opportunity'
However to date her post has attracted no bidders.
the advertisement she posts a copy of her CV which details her
employment history, education and hobbies which include 'keeping fit,
snooker, pool, walking & travel'.
She told MailOnline: 'I've been in my house 11 years, and it needs lots doing to it. There's bits falling down everywhere which means I can't even rent the extra room out.
'My partner is employed but it's only temporary and we don't pay benefits at all.
'I thought eBay would be a great way of reaching a large audience and people from all types of sectors.
So far Ms Bowen's post has attracted no bidders
'I've been to so many recruitment
agencies, but when they see I've been made redundant twice they just
think I'm a job hopper and refuse to offer me anything.
'But I will do absolutely anything, drive a forklift truck or even clean toilets. I don't think people understand.'
With just days to go – the auction closes on February 23 – Ms Bowen is now desperate for bidders to come forward.
She writes in the advert: 'I know you may consider this approach a bit radical, but due to various levels of failure trying to register with Recruitment Agencies I find myself having to think of any way of getting a job.
'Like most people I have bills to pay and a house to protect.
'I am looking for full time employment which will give me the opportunity to use my excellent communication skills. I have established sales skills, but would consider other permanent positions for which I may be suitable.'