HERE is internet, no phone coverage, no breaks and definitely no whingeing! Duane Trafford has posted a blunt assessment of what he needs from his new hire.
The New Zealand pest control expert needs to find more possumers for his business, Predator Contracting, and says he has learnt that being upfront about what the job entails is for the best.
People “come back a week later and say ‘it is way harder than I thought it would be,’” he said. “They just don’t believe it is that hard.”
So just so everyone knows what the job requires, Mr Trafford laid out what a successful applicant needs.
“They need to understand that the job doesn’t mean you get to drive around on QUADS all day and shoot s*** ... you actually have to walk ... and the walking involves HILLS!” he wrote. “They need to understand that there’s NO internet ... no cell coverage ... no breaks ... and most of all NO WHINGING!!!!!
“By possumers ... I mean people that can work as part of a team ... Come back to accommodation at night and NOT WHINGE!!!! Can start the day with a positive attitude and not WHINGE!!! Can talk to other members of their team with respect and not WHINGE!!!! I don’t want shit stirring whingers!!!” he wrote. “They need to understand that there are prickles ... and they’re outside ... and they’ll get wet hair ... and wet socks ... and cold ... and hot ... and thirsty ... and hungry ... and that I’m not their bloody mother (sic).”
“Things Im offering ... A BLOODY JOB!!!!! and the chance to do something other than sit on your arse,” he ended the ad.
Stuff.co.nz reports that since the ad ran on September 27, Mr Trafford has had almost 4000 views and brought on two people.
Let’s hope for his sake they aren’t whingers.