The man who was behind changing a Border Express job advertisement was out with mates when he included the sexist attributes.
A Seek advertisement which was looking for an IT employee for Border Express
had been changed by someone with access to the company's
password to read "DD cup breasts, slim waist, tight twat" in the
list of desirable skills.
Border Express IT manager Jeff Quinn told ZDNet.com.au yesterday that the man
responsible had handed himself in to police and the company. He had
left Border Express before Christmas to pursue different things,
but disgruntlement had not been the reason for his act, as
previously believed by the company.
Quinn said today that the man had just been young and on the
grog. "It really was a case of a night on the town and it went from
there," he said. "You get a couple of young kids..."
The company had asked the young man involved to have an
apology put into the Border Mail for his actions, a request to
which he acceded.
"At the end of the day, we needed some closure on it," Quinn
said. "He owed it to the people he worked with to fess up
Border Express made a huge effort to be an equal opportunity
employer, Quinn said. "It was just shameful that we could have it
Yet there were no hard feelings now, according to Quinn.
"The kid is genuinely sorry about it," he
said. "He basically came in and fell on his sword for it."
The company had received around a dozen genuine applications for
the position, Quinn said. He remarked that it had become very
difficult to hire people with real IT skills.
The episode also had a light-hearted side. "There was no
shortage of people wanting to be on the interview panel for the
original ad," Quinn joked.