The funny man told fans on social media that he had applied to become a driver for the retail giant at the start of the coronavirus epidemic.
Jason said he was “recently laid off” after his music curtains were canceled due to the health crisis and that he “wanted to feel safe.”
He joked with his 328,000 Twitter followers that he was “absolutely livid” about the rejection, adding, “I was just trying to do my part.
“I hope the best person got it and likes the job, I’ll watch. “
A Tesco spokesperson said the Manchester comic did not meet the deadline to apply.
He added: “Jason’s skills would undoubtedly have brought great joy to our clients and colleagues, so it is a pity that he did not meet the deadline for this vacancy.
“But if he ever wishes to join the Tesco family, we will be happy to receive an application from him. “
The 38-year-old said he had applied earlier in the pandemic, “when it looked like supermarkets, etc., would need thousands of extra hands.”
He added: “I even signed my CV” Previous experience: actor. So I know it’s all in the delivery. “
” Always nothing! “
After another social media user joked that he “would do anything to get out of the house,” Manford replied, “Oh, don’t get me wrong, my extracurricular volunteer work is a purely selfish way. to have an hour for me. “
He also shared an image of a broken jar lying on the kitchen floor, adding, “All it takes is a glance at my social networks to find out why I didn’t get the position at Tesco. “
According to the screenshot of the rejection letter he shared online, Manford applied to work on a Tesco Express in Wilmslow, Cheshire.
The response from Tesco bosses said, “We appreciate your interest in working for Tesco in these unprecedented times and we thank you for your application for the Customer Assistant – Convenience.
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“Unfortunately, we are unable to advance your application this time because the position is now closed. “
Having failed to find a job at Tesco, Manford has been volunteering for the NHS for more than a month and performs duties such as transporting the elderly and vulnerable to hospital.