Duane Trafford needs to find a new staff member, but he's looking for someone specific.
Duane is a pest control officer - his company gets rid of possums and other pests who are a massive problem for farmers and foresters.
So how does Duane find the person he needs? A very specific, and amazing, advertisement on Trade Me Jobs (see below).
This isn't an easy job and Duane doesn't have time for tyre kickers so his ad lays out exactly what the role entails:
"[I need possumers who can]...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!!!!"
"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....."
It's something different and we like it - Duane is telling job seekers exactly what the role is like and cutting out any opportunity for him or the candidate to waste each other's time. Not to mention he used 'whinge' seven times which is brilliant.
Media around the country were interested too check out some more great quotes from Duane:
- Newshub - Otago pest control company's honest job ad
- ODT - Mosgiel man offers job for possumer: No whingers
- Stuff - Otago man offers 'bloody job' to non-whingers in employment ad