Kellogg’s Overwhelmed By Bogus Job Applications After It Promises To Replace Striking Workers

  • After Kellogg’s announced plans to hire hundreds of permanent employees to replace striking workers, social media users flooded the corporation with tons of fake applications to clog up the hiring process.
  • “It’s time to clog their toilet of an application pipeline,” a user wrote. “It’s time for r/antiwork to make the news as a formidable fighter for the average worker. Nothing is scarier to a business than organized labor.”
  • It recommends users to “pretend you’re a resident of one of the cities with a Kellogg strike…and make up an address and phone number…This way they can’t filter out our apps easily.”

Alex Woodward from The Independent writes:

“After Kellogg’s announced plans to hire hundreds of employees to replace workers who have been on strike for more than two months, social media users have pledged to flood job application websites and company boards with bogus applications in solidarity with striking union members.

Users on the r/antiwork subreddit channel – which has more than 1m members and recently mobilised to hack receipt printers to promote their group – have been summoned to send out applications, and a TikTok user said he wrote a code that automatically send false applications to job sites.

The post from user BloominFunions on r/antiwork has nearly 63,000 “upvotes”.

“It’s time to clog their toilet of an application pipeline,” the user wrote. “It’s time for r/antiwork to make the news as a formidable fighter for the average worker. Nothing is scarier to a business than organized labor.”

The post recommends users to submit applications at one or more websites, “pretend you’re a resident of one of the cities with a Kellogg strike … and make up an address and phone number … This way they can’t filter out our apps easily.”

Activist and developer Sean Black, who uses the handle black_madness21 on TikTok, demonstrated a code that he says creates an account for the online job posting board, fills in the form, and uploads a resume…”

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