As the ex-Australia vice-captain comes to terms with his year long ban from the game, Warner has taken the opportunity to re-apply for his old job at supermarket chain Woolworths.
In a 2015/6 advertising campaign, Warner, the then ambassador of the brand, stated that: “If I wasn’t a cricketer I’d probably still be at Woolworths”. In news out of Sydney today, the cricket star has made true on his commitment.
Warner has been hired as a shelf-packer in the Paddington Woolworths, in Sydney’s east. Apparently his experience and skill in ‘handling tape’ made the role the perfect opportunity for the former Australian cricketer.
“Yeah to be honest, it’s pretty much the best gig for me’, stated Warner on his return to Australia, ‘it was either this or flogging off OLED TVs at Harvey Norman.”
“I did try to get a job at Bunnings but they don’t need a specialist sandpaper expert.”
It’s believed that Warner originally applied for a store manager role, however the Australian retail giant was concerned about putting him in a leadership postiion.
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