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Man behind ‘worst job ad ever’ says Australians have ‘cultural differences’ 

US entrepreneur who posted ‘worst job ad ever’ says he’s got a great response and that Australians who criticise his stringent demands have ‘cultural differences’

  • Job advertisement by entrepreneur Brad Weimert, 38, has been ridiculed online
  • Personal assistant role advertised detailed a long list of ‘outrageous’ demands
  • Many criticised the job but Mr Weimert said Aussies had ‘cultural differences’

A self-described ‘intense and easygoing entrepreneur’ has hit back after an ‘outrageous’ job vacancy for a personal assistant was ridiculed online.  

Brad Weimert says Australians don’t understand his demands because of ‘cultural differences’ after an advertised part-time position in Melbourne went viral when it was seen on job search site Seek.

The position description detailed a long list of duties ranging from content creation to cleaning, ‘multiplying effectiveness’ and the ability to put up with ‘profanity’. 

‘What you’re signing up for: The opportunity to look inside the mind of a successful, fast paced, intense, sometimes chaotic, passionate, easygoing, adventurous 38 year old entrepreneur,’ the advertisement read. 

‘If you want to clock in and clock out of your job – this isn’t for you. 

 

Brad Weimert, (pictured) a 38-year-old self-described entrepreneur, has hit back after an ‘outrageous’ job vacancy for a personal assistant was ridiculed online. But he has said Australians don’t understand his demands because of ‘cultural differences’

The part-time position, which was advertised on job search site Seek (pictured), detailed a long list of duties from content creation to cleaning

The part-time position, which was advertised on job search site Seek (pictured), detailed a long list of duties from content creation to cleaning

‘Expect after-hours and weekend calls from time to time. Life doesn’t stop when the work day does – high performers work until their tasks are done, NOT just until the clock runs out.’ 

The advertisement goes on to describe the role as ‘the most challenging and the most rewarding position you’ve ever had’ with the ability to keep up with his ‘activities and type A personality’, which he admits ‘isn’t for everyone’.

But it later emerged the Seek ad was taken down by the site and appeared nearly identical to one listed in the US for Easy Pay Direct, a payment processing company founded by Mr Weimert. 

‘We have zero affiliation with Melbourne – it looks like someone has stripped the copy from my ad,’ Mr Weimert told news.com.au.    

The candidate was required to posses qualities such as being results-driven, reliable, a self-starter, a multi-tasker and someone who 'won't take things personally: it's NEVER about you!'

The candidate was required to posses qualities such as being results-driven, reliable, a self-starter, a multi-tasker and someone who ‘won’t take things personally: it’s NEVER about you!’

Mr Weimert (above) defended his job listing and simply said those who didn't like it need not apply

Mr Weimert (above) defended his job listing and simply said those who didn’t like it need not apply

However, the entrepreneur defended his job listing, and simply said those who didn’t like it need not apply. 

'The crazy part and what's made it so funny is that we've got an amazing response to the job post. It seems to be more of a culture difference than anything else,' Mr Weimert said

‘The crazy part and what’s made it so funny is that we’ve got an amazing response to the job post. It seems to be more of a culture difference than anything else,’ Mr Weimert said

‘If you don’t want this job, don’t apply. All the people putting energy into this is a pretty good representation of the people we don’t want to apply. 

‘The crazy part and what’s made it so funny is that we’ve got an amazing response to the job post. It seems to be more of a culture difference than anything else.’

Speaking to the person who ripped off his job description, he said: ‘More power to you – but unfortunately your culture doesn’t like the ad, so I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you. I think it’s flattering.’

The job position was posted on social media, with some describing it as the ‘worst job ad ever’. 

‘Sounds more like a mum to a demanding four-year-old,’ another added.

Daily Mail Australia reached out to Mr Weimert but did receive a reply by time of publication.

It later emerged the Seek ad was taken down by the site and appeared nearly identical to one listed in the US for Easy Pay Direct (pictured), a payment processing company founded by Mr Weimert

It later emerged the Seek ad was taken down by the site and appeared nearly identical to one listed in the US for Easy Pay Direct (pictured), a payment processing company founded by Mr Weimert

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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