Apploi Job Search App Staged A Mock Protest In Time Square Using Beloved Cartoon Characters Demanding Better Treatment In The Workplace

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Elmo, Cookie Monster, Super Mario and some of those wicked little minions from Despicable Me took to the streets of the world-famous Times Square in New York City to protest their treatment in the workplace as hundreds of tourists looked on in wonderment and confusion.

On 1 April 2014, disgruntled cartoon characters rallied in Times Square to send a clear message to employers and law-makers that they are no longer willing to sit idly by as their labor rights are trampled. It turns out, for them, this wasn’t about fair wages or the Affordable Care Act, but for the right to show their true personalities when applying for their next job, whether in a film or at an amusement park.

The colorful characters held signs emblazoned with stern slogans such as “I am more than a paper resume” and “Would you have noticed me on a paper resume?” As on-lookers formed a crowd around them, some in support, some for photos, Elmo and his crazy crew walked in lines and in circles thrusting their signs into the air.

“Elmo wants to show his personality. Elmo can dance. Elmo can sing. Elmo can make a mean lasagna. A paper resume can’t show that. Can Elmo get an app for that?” said Elmo.

"Apploi does not condone unauthorized demonstrations by cartoon characters and strongly recommends that their first course of action be to contact HR departments and their union representatives,” said Apploi CEO, Adam Lewis, “but that said, I’m sure all of America will sympathize with Elmo. A paper resume really cannot showcase something like Elmo’s valuable skill of making a mean lasagna.”

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