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The man responsible for the Border Express IT developer job advert outrage handed himself in to police last week, Oz's The Border Mail reports. The ad was posted on Seek on 8 January, and quickly altered to demand some interesting qualifications: The Border Express job ad grabbed from Oz's seek job site With a little help …

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In memory of Kenny Everett

What a cupid stunt...

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My Hovercraft is full of eels...

"...he got on the turps one night and it went from there."

Ah well, at least it was done in the white spirit then :-)

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JG

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what a hero

maybe, maybe there is something worthwhile in Human Remains Departments after all?

or not - as he'd taken the decision to leave?

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Every day I hate my country more.

If this happened here, the ex-boss would be howling in indignation about lack of respect and lack of trust. Seems like in Australia, people are allowed to be human. Well fancy that -- human people.

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I was rather under the impression

that Australians are entirely sub-human...

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Errrm bollocks to you, MATE !

Never met one I didn't like, have to say your comment is trite!

No I am not Aus.

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It would seem

successful troll is successful.

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Oh good god

Please please do grow up. Realy. People have a problem with a joke about Australians, but not with "My contry is shit. Look at this crap I made up".

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The sentiments are right

I wouldn't quite go so far as hate, but apathy is about right.

I was thinking the exact same thing, what would happen in this country? I just don't think a £300 fine and a letter of apology would happen, people wouldn't laugh it off as a drunken prank, there's the minority (who seem to hold so much sway) who would be incensed and his life would never be the same again, criminal records, sex offenders register (just thinking about it's bad m'kay)

Sounds to me that in Australia his life's going to go back to normal in a matter of weeks.

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"Border Express's IT manager, Jeff Quinn, said yesterday the company "had accepted the former employee was sorry for his actions and didn't wish to pursue it further".

Don't wish to pursue it further because they've had a number of suitable candidates apply. Naked interviews start next week.

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Brilliant!

no, not the planker who did it, the whole Aussie attitude!

"oops, sorry, I was pissed". "OK, never mind, we understand".

Compare that to what would happen here "oops sorry, I was pissed". "Constable, add 'using a computer while under the influence of drink or drugs' to the charges of sexism, using offensive language in a pulic, erm, publication, and assaulting a police officer..." "But I haven't assaul OWWWW!" "...and damaging a police table with his head. Sign this". "What is OWWWWW!" "The sex offenders register"

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Young Ones FTW

what do you think you're doing, pig?

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Refreshing

Also, only in Oz... "nah, it's OK, bloke was pissed off his feet, could have happened to anyone really". Got to love it!

Cheers!

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Nice explaination!

While there's a lot to dislike about Australians, imagine how much better the world would be if the UK (probably others too) government were this honest and lenient:

“He was a young bloke who left a little while back, prior to Christmas. He wasn't disgruntled or anything, he just mucked up... he got on the turps one night and it went from there. He fully understands what he has done and he's very remorseful.”

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Aaaay mate - fair suck of the sauce bottle

"While there's a lot to dislike about Australians"

Go on then, what are they?

We'd love to know.

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for a start

all the bloody sunshine they get to go out and surf and have barbies in. it's just not fair they way they hog it like that.

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Imagine if that happened in Britain

It's nice to see this man's boss didn't take any action against him for posting that advert, or the Australian police didn't arrest him, a government minister didn't get involved, or random members of the public didn't try to sue him for being sexist.

All of the above would no doubt take place if such a "mistake" was made in Britain.

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It says "IT Develooper"

Was that down to him as well?

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Not PC.

This ad contravenes equal opportunities legislation. I am prepared to accept that there may be some miserly Yorkshiremen with sweaty DD moobs, but it is stretching a point...

Paris, obviously...

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He got on the turps one night

fair play to the boss there. Wish there were more people like that in the Old Country

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At least he misspelt the email address wrong so no one could complain.

That's all.

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Develooper?

Uhh.. What the hell is a develooper?

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Needs no explaining, really

Think of how many for, repeat/until and while constructs show in the average screenful of code.

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Develooper

is a random Perl hacker, as eny fule kno. You mean you didn't check http://develooper.com/ ?

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Expensive

Man pays $300 to apologise for giving people all over the world a good laugh.

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Not to mention...

... that Border Express couldn't have paid for that kind of publicity....

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"develooper"

A "develooper" or "dev-looper" is a programmer who is round the twist, mad as a sack of snakes, or a couple of drives short of a RAID shelf. Or, to put it another way, someone who thinks Java is superior to Perl.

Big thumbs up to the IT manager. Sounds like a good place to work - not that drunken stupidity is tolerated, but that they're not vindictive and petty minded. Good on ya!

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To Jeff Quinn, Border Express's IT manager

Thank you, Sir. You just restored my faith in humanity.

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Time-Frame?

The article says he was a former employee, and had "left a while back, prior to Christmas." Yet, the modified posting was made on 8 Jan. Wouldn't that mean that this individual had access to the company's HR system AFTER he left the company? Or am I missing something in the article?

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re: time-frame

obviously he used the shared user & password that their company had set up with seek :P

this good attitude by border express probably has more to do with their being a regional company than an australian one - there are plenty of uptight PC cretins here in the cities :/

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Would have been OK in Scotland....

as they have a reputation for being tight.

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Sanity prevails!

Good to see they saw the funny side.. And take the right attitude (nobody hurt, so it's all good).. This, in the good ol' days used to be called "Mischief.". And mischief has always been seen as a great way to vent stresses and woes in a harmless way..

Yet here in the UK, this would probably have been enough to have the bloke locked away and on every database in sight, with a permanent Social Services tail to make sure he follows the party line.

Come back the days of sanity and mischief!

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Ability to...

He missed out on the opportunity to add.. .. to take one when bending over.

Who said Australians are funny, except in the head, it must be wearing those silly hats that does it.

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Perhaps

They could also ask that the prospective candidate is able to write Engish properly:

"Border Express is a one of"

"the opportunity for to enhance"

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