POLICE are investigating a jobs advertisement by Albury truck company Border Express after it was changed to make reference to candidates with a petite figure and “DD cup breasts”.
The ad posted on Australian jobs site SEEK sought an IT developer with SQL server experience, the ability to handle mathematical and analytical problems and a “slim” waistline.
It said applicants must be prepared to undergo a pre-employment strip search to ensure they met the requirements of the position.
The ad, allegedly hacked at the weekend, was posted on British-based online tech publication, The Register, and discussed on various internet chat forums including social networking site Facebook.
Emails sent to The Border Mail described the job description as “sexist” and “lewd”.
“It does not exactly paint Albury-Wodonga and one of our major employers in a very good light,” one resident said.
But Border Express IT manager Jeff Quinn said the ad was hacked and modified after it was submitted to the jobs site on Friday afternoon.
“It certainly wasn’t a copy of the original ad,” he said.
“Most of the content was the same, but you can certainly tell the contents which have been edited out of it.”
Mr Quinn believed the alterations were the result of a security breach outside of SEEK and Border Express, which promotes itself as an “equal opportunity” employer.
He said the prank was being investigated by the website provider and Albury Police, with hopes the culprit would be caught by tracking internet log files.
“If they’re silly enough to do what they’ve done, I don’t think they would have put enough thought into covering up where it’s come from,” Mr Quinn said.
Insp Tony Moodie, of Albury police, yesterday confirmed officers were involved in investigating the matter.
“Police have made some initial inquiries and have passed that information onto SEEK to investigate further,” he said.
The ad has since been restored to its original form.
SEEK was not available for comment about the ad yesterday.