A British teenager was branded ‘lazy’ by viewers after she repeatedly turned up late to work after being given a job by a multi-millionaire as part of a TV experiment.
Georgia, 18, from Crosby, Merseyside, revealed how she had lost 10 jobs in the last two years including one at McDonald’s, where she only lasted one shift.
The teenager was one of four unemployed Brits taken on by self-made Palestinian millionaire Marwan Koukash for Channel 4 programme My Millionaire Migrant Boss.
Dr Koukash, who arrived in the UK in 1976 with just £200 in his pocket and now has an estimated fortune of up to £2billion, mentored the jobseekers through work experience at one of his hotels, the exclusive Doubletree by Hilton in Liverpool.
His aim was to instill in them the same work ethic that he believes many migrant workers possess. Some 25 per cent of his work force come from outside the UK.
Viewers watched as Georgia struggled with the room service role she was given, cleaning the bathroom quickly before polishing the mirror with a toilet brush – leaving it foggy.
She was also late on her first day and then again on her third day, once blaming her alarm for not going off.
Dr Koukash was eventually forced to fire the teenager, although he was reluctant. ‘It’s difficult to be a businessman and a human at the same time,’ he said.
But viewers were less than impressed by her apparent lack of willing. One tweeted: ‘That blonde girl needs a good boot up the rear. Lazy and rude.’
Another posted: ‘Georgia thinks it’s OK to turn up late for work every day. Wasting an opportunity.’
A third ranted: ‘Very poor work ethics and OMG Georgia washing mirrors with a toilet brush!! I worked in hotels when I was young it was a good life. What’s the matter with young Brits now!!??’
Viewers slammed Georgia’s efforts in her new job after she turned up late, with many calling her ‘lazy’
However some viewers pointed out that the editing of the show made Georgia’s behaviour look worse than it actually was.
One posted: ‘You shouldnt judge anyone off a few edited clips. Two weeks squeezed into an hour and you dont think they’re gonna show the worst bits.’
Georgia, who had previously worked in a call centre, Pontins, and a beauty salon, said she had learnt from the experience and an update at the end of the episode revealed she had gone on to secure a job as a care worker.
She proudly shared that her punctuality had also improved.
Georgia turned up an hour late on her first day and blamed her alarm for not going offf
She was meant to change beds in just four minutes and clean the whole bedroom in half an hour
Koukash quickly became fed up with Georgia’s antics and fired her just days into the experiment
Polish manager Julia said she wasn’t impressed with the teams efforts and wouldn’t offer any of them jobs
The turnaround prompted a flood of support on Twitter, with one posting: ‘Knew georgia would prove everyone wrong. Proves you shouldn’t judge anyone off a few edited clips.’
The programme saw similarly positive outcomes for the three other candidates.
Joe, the only male participant, had seen his confidence and career blighted by depression. But at the end of the programme he was given a job by Dr Koukash as a kitchen porter, putting an end to his life on benefits.
An update showed how he had later put himself forward for a managerial role at a call centre – and his application had been successful.