Applicants for the a casino job at Bensalem’s Philadelphia Park need to bring more than just a resume. They need to bring a pair of dancing shoes.
The new casino at the racetrack on Street Road is looking for applicants for various jobs and here’s the auditioning process:
Job applicants said they’re being asked to dance to “YMCA” or a Bon Jovi song — with blow-up guitar — during interviews at the Bucks County Visitors and Conference Bureau in Bensalem.
A casino official said Tuesday the park is pleased with the response to its unorthodox hiring method, but some prospective hires say the process is unfair… applicants learned they’d have to dance to “YMCA” or air guitar to Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer.”
[An applicant] said there were many senior citizens in the crowd, along with one man who had a prosthetic leg. She said she doubted they had ever heard of the songs they were supposed to perform.
Yeah, I mean, who ever heard of that obscure ditty “YMCA”?
Not the same old song and dance [Bucks County Courier Times]