London: In a
desperate attempt to do something instead of cribbing over his
likelihood of losing the job within a month, a father in Britain
has decided to put himself up for sale on ebay for 20,000 pounds
According to Daily Mail, when Andy Martin was given 30 days'
notice that he was being made redundant, the father-of-three
decided to take such a drastic action.
Having started a blog outlining his new job search efforts, the
45-year-old hit upon the idea of auctioning himself off.
Martin, currently a traffic planner for a waste management
company, said: "I have been unemployed in the past.
"I knew I could either stay bitter and angry, which I was, about
losing my job, or I could do something about it. It is a whole new
world so I have had to quickly get up to speed," he said.
He joined networks. He started using social networking and even
bought hits for his blog to point out people to his C.V. "After
all of that, I thought, 'why not, I'll put myself up for sale!',"
With a "buy now" price of 20,000 pounds the Internet site was
quick to inform Martin, a former delivery manager, that he was
breaching the rules by trying to sell himself.
He,however, has been allowed to post the advertisement in the
"goods wanted" section.
With one interview next week and interest shown by an
international confectionery company, Martin, of Stockton,
Stockton-on-Tees hopes more and more people will view his CV for
But while hoping that his efforts will pay off, Martin also feels
his commitment to work will influence his 11-year-old son in
building his future.