A TEENAGE girl felt “humiliated” when she didn’t get offered a job at Costa – after staff mocked her unusual name.
Jordanna Ellsmore, 17, went into her local coffee shop to drop off her CV while hunting for a part-time job.
Wales News Service Jordanna Ellsmore went into her local Costa shop to apply for a job
But she claims she was mocked behind her back for being called Jordanna – and believes it cost her the role.
A friend overheard staff saying: “We wouldn’t hire anyone with a name like that.”
Jordanna says she had a friendly chat with staff who said they would try to find her some hours – even though they weren’t hiring.
But after leaving the store she was horrified to get a text from a friend saying staff were mocking her name.
Wales News Service But the 17-year-old was left feeling “humiliated” when staff mocked her name
The message said: “As soon as you walked out they all started taking the p*** out of your name, saying that your name lets you down and that they won’t hire someone with a name like that.”
Jordanna, from Glynneath, near Swansea, said: “I was honestly humiliated. I’m only 17 and I didn’t understand that that stuff happened.
“I know it’s a weird name, but it’s not very nice.
“Since then I’ve been hired and one of the first things my manager said was how much of a lovely name I had.
Wales News Service The store in Neath, pictured, has apologised for “any offence caused”
“It was a horrible thing to say.”
A spokeswoman for Costa said she had spoken to the team at the store in nearby Neath, South Wales.