Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague entered the new year with plenty of negative publicity. Her statements about all of us having the same 24 hours are nothing compared to what was recently discovered about the multimillionaire influencer.
Molly-Mae's tanning brand Filter is looking for new workers. However, it pays only 50 percent of an average UK salary.
The revelation came to light as the job offer was posted on Indeed, a job website where the company is looking for Social Media Content Creator. The requirements said that the person would "play a fundamental role in the day to day management of the social channels for a fast-growing and thriving tanning brand."
Responsibilities include "ensuring social media posts are being delivered effectively" and "providing a detailed posting strategy." The job also requires "two years experience in a similar role' as well as a 'passion for social media."
Molly-Mae, 22, the creative director for Pretty Little Thing, is looking for a savvy social media manager, but let's compare her offer to those in the same field.
Filter is offering social media hopefuls a starting salary of £16,845. However, in the UK, the average base pay for a social media content creator is £31,400.
Some media reported that the salary would be between £20-25k, which is still below the average.
Considering that anything related to social media is in high demand, paying 50% of the average UK salary will not attract business-savvy individuals.
Among the upsides, the job listed "flexible hours" and being able to "work from home," with "casual dress" for days in the Manchester office.
The company was launched in 2019, and it has over 500k Instagram followers. The news about this job offer comes days after Molly-Mae told Dragons' Den star and podcast host Steven Bartlett that "we all have the same 24 hours in the day."
As numerous social media users pointed out, we do not have the same 24 hours, as we do not lead the same lives.
Molly-Mae's net worth is around 2 million UK pounds, and though she claimed she "worked her arse off," being on reality TV should not be compared to jobs that require personal sacrifices every day.
Hague has since apologized for the comment, blaming it on a misunderstanding. The reality TV star stated she only wanted to " tell her story " and "inspire others from her experience."
Molly-Mae is in her early 20s, so we hope that with life experience, she will learn that things are not as simple as they appear.