A student nurse was ‘appalled’ after being left a note accusing her of stealing British jobs.

Charlotte Brien, 21, was sleeping in uniform at her university library when she woke up to find the ‘vile’ handwritten note.

It read: ‘First you took our jobs, now you’re taking our pods. Brexit means Brexit. P.S go home and sleep’.

PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: CHARLOTTE BRIEN, 21, FROM HIGHER BLACKLEY, MANCHESTER, WHO SPOTTED NOTE IN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY) A nurse is furious after being mistaken for a foriegn student when she received a 'vile' note that accused her of stealing British jobs - with the warning 'Brexit means Brexit'. Mancunian Charlotte Brien, 21, was taking a short break from studying yesterday [THURS] in a university library sleeping pod when she woke to find the handwritten note on the table next to her. The note said: 'First you took our jobs, now you're taking our pods. Brexit means Brexit. P.s go home and sleep'.SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266

Charlotte said the note was ‘vile’ (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

It was a reference to the sleeping pod where she took a nap, designed for students to take a break from studying.

Charlotte, a third year student, says at while she might be from Manchester, there are ‘a lot of international students’ at the university who would be hurt by it.

‘Whoever wrote this is vile,’ she said.

‘I was really angry and everyone who’s seen it has been incensed about it too.

‘I don’t know if it was specifically sent to me because I’m quite clearly Mancunian.

‘But I am in uniform because I’m a student nurse and they mentioned about stealing jobs.

PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: 'VILE' NOTE FOUND BY CHARLOTTE ON THURSDAY) A nurse is furious after being mistaken for a foriegn student when she received a 'vile' note that accused her of stealing British jobs - with the warning 'Brexit means Brexit'. Mancunian Charlotte Brien, 21, was taking a short break from studying yesterday [THURS] in a university library sleeping pod when she woke to find the handwritten note on the table next to her. The note said: 'First you took our jobs, now you're taking our pods. Brexit means Brexit. P.s go home and sleep'.SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266

The note she was left (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

‘If they want to work for £80 a month they can go ahead.

‘There are a lot of international students here so I’m just glad it was me who found it and not them.

‘You would hope students might be a bit more educated than that.

‘There’s no way someone outside has come in and done it – to get in the library you need a student pass anyway.

‘I was going to write an angry response but I didn’t have a pen.’

The sleeping pod installed by Manchester University in their library allows tired students to rest their eyes for up to 20 minutes at a time.

Charlotte said: ‘I was lying in the sleeping pod which is like a chair that plays ambient music and has a screen.

‘I use it very occasionally when I’m in the library. I was only in there for around 15 minutes.

‘When I got out I saw a note on the table next to me.

‘I had no idea anyone was even around me while I was in there.

‘If someone really wanted to use the pod, they would have been welcome to just ask me.’

A University of Manchester spokesman said: ‘Library customer services are aware of this incident and will be checking for any further activity.’



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