Otago man offers 'bloody job' to non-whingers in employment ad
Duane Trafford pulls no punches on how hard the job he's offering will be.
His Mosgiel-based pest control company, Predator Contracting LTD, employs 14 people and has posted an ad on Trade Me looking for more pest destruction operators.
The description includes seven requirements for any would-be employee, including a ban on those having a mid-life crisis who just want out of their office.
Other relevant points for applicants include:
"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!
"They need to understand that there's NO internet...no cell coverage...no breaks....and most of all NO WHINGING!!!!!
"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)."
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Trafford said he wanted to give a real description of the job, as no matter how it was described in the interview, people "come back a week later and say 'it is way harder than I thought it would be'".
"They just don't believe it is that hard."
Since running his ad on September 27 it has attracted almost 4000 views and led to two people finding work.
Trafford said there were jobs for people willing to work.
Staff were expected to "work by yourself in the middle of nowhere".
The stakes were often high in the fight against possums, ferrets, pigs, goats, deer and wallabies.
Last year, his company had a job fail by one possum following an independent assessment, requiring $130,000 worth of more work.
"That was in essence a $130,000 possum."
If a person could do the job, not whinge, and pass drug and alcohol tests, then they could expect to be offered; "A BLOODY JOB!!!!! and the chance to do something other than sit on your arse".