Fisking Maharey

The job application that went awry

In these desperate times people will say and do almost anything to get a job. This scenario that played out was sent to me by email.

Witness this email exchange that started with a job application thru Trademe. I have called Simon and the exchange is real.

From: Trade Me
Sent: Wednesday, 18 February 2009 10:10 a.m.
To: Simon Freeman
Subject: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator

Date sent: 18 February, 10:09 AM

Hi Simon,

You have received an application for job ‘Admin/Collections Coordinator’.

Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator

Applicant’s name: Zing

Applicant’s email: [email protected]


Hi Siman Freeman

I called regarding the working hours, when you transfer the line to another person, the line got mix up then I called again, the receptionist answered the phone. But she has no telephone manner at all, at all then I just hung up

Thanks for using Trade Me Jobs.

So far so good, things are about to turn bad though;

Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 11:18:31 +1300
From: Simon Freeman
To: [email protected]

please call again Zing


From: vensisa smith [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, 18 February 2009 12:08 p.m.
To: Simon Freeman
Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator

Hi Simon

Thanks for your reply.

I wasn’t sure the meaning of solo charge between 5 to 6pm with radio that stated in the ad, she explained to me and I understood, then I had a bit relax talk with her and said it is a bit scary to stay at work by myself, then she said “if you are scare, this job is definitely not for you” Wow! it was shocking, big shock by her respond. I have been dealing with different classes of people and different ethic grounp, it is the first time I heard a person talk like this way, that shows her terrible attitude, I wonder why there is such person exist in now adays civilize society? she also gives bad image of Kiwis to other culture of people.

NZ is a beautiful country, it would be great with beautiful people(inner beauty) here to create a beautiful world.

Simon, Thank you very much your time to read this email. It was nice to talk to you. Hope you have a successful year in the year of OX.



Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 12:12:25 +1300
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]

You really need to adjust your attitude if you want to fit into kiwi life.

Do not contact this office again.

I have spoken to the staff member concerned and her story is very different.

Thank you

Simon Freeman

Oh dear, doesn’t look she will be getting the job….but wait there’s more as the saying goes.

Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 12:24:25 +1300
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]

go home, back to your country

you are completely mistaken – I can’t believe NZ gave you a visa.


From: vensisa smith [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, 18 February 2009 12:25 p.m.
To: Simon Freeman
Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator

Get Loss. the reason NZ grad Chinese vise is because they need claver people to contribute to this stupid country. Get Loss.


Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 12:30:27 +1300
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]

You really are a very funny lady -its lost, not loss and visa, not vise.

Glad to see that you have a perfect grasp of the english language as specified in the advertisement.

I’m sure you will have a wonderful future here in NZ and make lots of friends.


From: vensisa smith [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, 18 February 2009 12:34 p.m.
To: Simon Freeman
Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator

No Doubt I have language problem, I agree.
But you attitude worse thana child, I wonder why people from other countries say kiwis are stupid.


Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 12:37:42 +1300
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]

Yes, we are very stupid people. We let you into our country.

NZ is a wonderful land of opportunity that welcomes all people and races.

But your attitude as demonstrated on the phone today, and your emails, is an attitude that NZ does not need.

Go back to China . You will be happy, NZ will be happy.


From: vensisa smith [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, 18 February 2009 12:39 p.m.
To: Simon Freeman
Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator

this contry need Chinese here, that’s why John Key attand Chinese new year ceremary.

your attitude shows clearly that you are improfeshonal. as you sitting in the office to spend your time to keep sending your childish emails


Ok this is getting out of hand….but wait….


Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 12:42:15 +1300
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]

John Key is only going to China because he likes eating St Bernard dogs and he wants some new recipes.

I’ve got all day to send you emails, as myself and the other staff are having a great laugh.


From: vensisa smith [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, 18 February 2009 12:46 p.m.
To: Simon Freeman
Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator

Hey, I don’t eat doy, because I don’t like the taste. anyway dog is animal, why you regard dogs as human, so which mean you have mentally problem.

Can there be good news here….there is, well sort of.

Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 12:54:49 +1300
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]

I think you may have us confused with Australia ………

Anyway, congratulations Zing, you’ve got the job!

Please be on the corner of K Road and Queen Street at 3am Saturday morning. Company uniform will fishnet stockings, miniskirt, and halter top. For your first assignment, you will be undercover as a call girl, and your code name will be Egg Foo Yong.

Another agent will approach you, a man, he will mention a special code phrase to you. The code phrase is ” How much baby”. When he says this to you, hop into his vehicle with him and commence further communications.

Please report after completion of the assignment.

Welcome aboard special agent Egg Foo Yong.


From: vensisa smith [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, 18 February 2009 1:00 p.m.
To: Simon Freeman
Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator

Argue about dogs is a good thing to say. But K Road such low thinking, you made me loss interested to “chat” honestly

The nice guy from Newmarket bashes the CFCB

The Cock from Campbells Bay, Andrew Williams, has certainly upset a fair few people including that nice guy from Newmarket, Cameron Brewer.

Newmarket Business Association head Cameron Brewer said Mr Williams’ comments were “unnecessarily provocative, patronising, and potentially damaging”.

They had set back Auckland’s relationship with the rest of the country and were potentially negative for business.

He said rural towns were feeling the pinch now more than ever, and that such arrogance coming from Auckland was a bad look for everyone. “With that in mind Mr Williams needs to apologise for any offence he may have caused.”

What a nice guy, pity he isn’t also the mayor for North Shore. As ‘Mayor’ of Newamarket he has certainly put them on the map for all the right reasons.

Joe the Plumber on the MSM

Joe the Plumber has gone to Israel to look into reporting on the Israeli’s war on terror group Hamas. he is less than impressed; perhaps he should look up Mark Crysell, the TVNZ coward sitting in Sderot, Israel all doled up in a flak jacket while Israeli citizens wander around him without protection.

Samuel Wurzelbacher of Ohio, aka Joe the Plumber, arrived in Sderot at noon Sunday to show local and foreign reporters how to do it right.

“You should be ashamed of yourself,” he told foreign reporters.

“You should be patriotic, protect your family and children, not report like you have been doing for the past two weeks since this war has started,” he said.

Wurzelbacher, the man who stole the limelight from Republican presidential candidate John McCain during the American election campaign, has found a new job – as a correspondent for the Internet Web sites PJTV and Pajamas Media.

Armed with a camera and a temporary Government Press Office card, he got a taste of reality in Sderot, visiting a house hit by a Kassam rocket two weeks ago and experiencing a “Code Red” alert first-hand. He also observed and reported from the house where a Kassam landed on Sunday afternoon.

The people of Sderot “can’t do normal things day to day,” like get soap in their eyes in the shower, for fear a rocket might come in, Wurzelbacher said. “I’m sure they’re taking quick showers. I know I would.”

He also wondered why Israel waited so long to act. “I know if I were a citizen here, I’d be damned upset.” He described himself as a “peaceloving man,” but added, “when someone hits me, I’m going to unload on the boy. And if the rest of the world doesn’t understand that, then I’m sorry.”

Wurzelbacher had already announced that he would arrive in the area for 10 days to cover Operation Cast Lead and to assist in getting out the Israeli side of the story.

“I want the average American Joes to understand the story here from the point of view of someone like them,” he told WNWO, a TV channel in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio, before heading here.

During the election campaign, Wurzelbacher (who supported McCain) warned Jewish voters in America that voting for President-elect Barack Obama would be a death blow to Israel, saying, “Obama has offered to sit down with the enemies of Israel.”

But in Sderot, he seemed just as intent on teaching a thing or two to the media. “Do you think this is normal, the way you cover this conflict and give away information to your enemy?” he asked the journalists that gathered around him.

“It makes me sick to see the way you behave – you guys need to be protective of your homes, your children, your family.”

“I am angry,” he said, “and this is why I came here.”

I saw some pictures of Joe the Plumber in Sderot and he wasn’t wearing a flak jacket. He is right though, the mainstream media should be ashamed of themselves.

Clarks changes story, someone is lying

Helen Clark has now confirmed that Labour paid for Mike Williams’ muck raking trip to Australia. This despite claiming otherwise yesterday.

Clark is clearly not in control of her party anymore and has to resort to lying and then correcting to try to cover for the spectacular debacle that she and mike Williams have landed on Labour.

Caught out like a possum in the headlights she lies like a flatfish. We also find out that Labour hired an Australian Labor party lawyer to get a court order to release the 24kgs of documents that Mike Williams brought back with him.

In this time of economic crisis Labour seems to be focussed on the past, Vietnam, Springbok Tour, iraq and now some obscure financial dealing 20 years ago. They are visionless, venal, corrupt and unfit to govern any longer.

Guest Post – Jane Andrews

Two men to rule the nation

Sunday, November 9 – and the nation has woken up to the ultimate electoral hangover. In a – to say the least – surprise result beer bong enthusiasts Bill and Ben are holding the balance of power. The pundits definitely did not predict this one.

Most people didn’t think Bill and Ben would even make the 0.1 per cent threshold but they have confounded the commentariat and edged up over the magical 5 per cent mark. Those in the know put it down to their behind-the-scenes polling expert Bruce Rover. In a cunning and far-sighted move Rover targeted male binge drinkers in provincial New Zealand for their list votes. Most of these guys don’t normally even bother to enroll but Rover set up a team of ne’er do well alcoholics to spread the message in towns like Taumaranui, Dannevirke and Gore.

Bill and Ben’s cell phones are clogged with messages from Helen and John. Bill is preparing to head up to Omaha to talk turkey with Key in his multi-million dollar beachside mansion while Ben will pay a visit to Helen’s Mt Eden villa for a detailed policy discussion periodically interrupted by Helen’s husband Peter with teas and scones. The nation holds its breath – will Bill and Ben go left or right? One thing’s for sure – whichever way they go we can expect a halt to the move to tighter liquor licensing laws.

One of the beer bong enthusiast pair’s non-negotiable issues is likely to be the creation of special legal marijuana zones in rural parts of Northland and the East Coast. Tourism NZ is behind this one and is encouraging entrepreneurial local Maori to set up marijuana cafes which will be heavily frequented by German and Scandinavian backpackers. The backpackers will get so stoned that other entrepreneurial local Maori will be able to steal their Swiss army knives and sell them back to them the next day in their thrift shops.

In more complex areas such as competition and regulatory law Bill & Ben are less sure. However Bill has suggested getting all the top business brains in the country into one room to smoke an ounce of the finest hydro and then come up with some really weird world leading policy.

The two are also currently unsure about which baubles of office they have their eyes on. Ben is keen on taking up where Winston Peters left off in foreign affairs. He’s keen on flying to Britain and setting up a meeting with Ali G on immigration issues to figure out how to attract the best poontang to New Zealand. The Middle East peace process also interests Ben and – in his second term – he wants to head to Tel Aviv to see if he can sort it out. Bill wants finance – or failing that at least economic development.

But whichever way they go the nation can rest assured that its future is in safe hands. Bruce Rovers’ next mission is to set up a team of genetic cloning experts to create a super politician to stand for the Bill and Ben party in 2012. The team will look to combine the intellect of Helen Clark the details-nous of Bill Birch, the mongrel of Trevor Mallard and the savior-faire of Winston Peters into the ultimate political animal.

By Jane Andrews

Winston pulls himself and a few others

Winston struts his stuff before fan and foe alikeWhen Winston Peters arrives at the Coastlands shopping mall, the first person he runs into is Labour’s Michael Cullen. The second is Ronald McDonald. Ronald is standing with a sea of children around him. He sees Winston. “Winston!”… [NZ Herald Politics]

This is getting sad, Winston Raymond Peters, 63, List MP of no fixed abode and proven liar is becoming like the dirty old raincoat wearng man playing with himself in a park.

Winston pulls himself

Tell me though, Why does WRP, 63, LMPONFAAPL sweat like a rapist?

Swinging to the right

Swinging to the rightShane Wairau is ready to take the plunge into a new era without a Labour Government. At 34, the former Labour voter is now married with a 1-year-old son and working as business manager for a tourist bungy jump operation in Queenstown. After… [NZ Herald Politics]

Labour are rooted if this article in the Herald is anything to go by. For starters it was written by Simon Collins a guy who probably thinks that Communists are hard right. Then there are the quotes from former Labour supporters;

“We’re going to have to work till we drop because we can’t afford to retire,” adds Hopwood. “We’re all in the drivers’ union. They [the employers] offered us 1.5 per cent. We wouldn’t accept it, so we haven’t had a pay rise.

“I usually support Labour, but I’ll probably go with National. With a bit of luck we’ll get rid of the Prime Minister.”

More in keeping with the country’s mood, two Invercargill retailers in their 50s who give their names as Caroline and Heather feel abandoned by their party.

“Labour is supposed to be a family-oriented party, but taxes have gone up, it’s harder for young people to get a house. Two of my children live in Australia,” says Caroline.

“My father is 90. He’s been a Labour man all his life. He is lost. He doesn’t know who to give his vote to.”

Heather, whose only child has also gone to Australia, says: “I’ve been a Labour person all my life and I’m absolutely lost. It really hurts me and I almost feel like not voting – and I used to go out and canvass for Labour.”

The mood for change sweeps from low-income suburbs such as Manukau’s Clendon, where 18-year-old hairdressing student Ashley Kumeroa is voting National because she resents paying taxes for people who are “fit enough to work but decide to stay home”

“The things that affect me are children’s things – things that Labour has promised haven’t really happened.”

“I think the Government has got too arrogant in the way they force everything down our throats,” says Rodney Thurlow, 38, a Rotorua sawmill scheduler and father of a baby born in May.

“Everything’s going up. No one’s getting any wage increases,” says Onehunga mechanic Graeme Wedding, 54, who is voting National for the first time since the Muldoon era in the 1970s.

“I always thought Labour was supposed to look after the working people, but they’re not. I think they could have given us some relief on our fuel instead of taking a percentage of the increase.”

In Christchurch, a grandmother pushing her grandchild in a pushchair around a suburban mall declines to give her name because she was “home-invaded, bashed and robbed the week before last”. “I haven’t been able to stay in my own home since then,” she says. “Psychologically, I’m terrified at night. It’s life-changing.”

“They should harden up the prisons – less internet and underground heating and three-course meals,” chimes in pregnant Telecom call-centre worker Maree Ragg, 28, relaxing in the lunchtime sun in Christchurch.

“There are too many no-hopers around, too much unemployment -_ a lot of guys that are not willing to work. They’re getting paid not to work. I think they should be looking at putting people into work more.”

Many of those leaning towards National, like Mangere Bridge chicken-boner and mother-of-three Sandra Taratu, 43, are attracted by the policy to make sole parents work at least 15 hours a week when their youngest children turn 6.

“They [Labour] are paying all our tax on the beneficiaries – they should be working too,” says Taratu, who has voted Labour all her life.

“Maybe I’ll vote for National. They are going to get all the ones that are on the benefit to work.”

Yep, Labour are screwed.

Clark finally concocts Las Vegas answers

She took her time but we have finally got some answers to Rodney’s questions about Winston’s junket to the money laundering capital of the world Las Vegas.

Question: What was the Minister’s itinerary and what was the cost broken down by flights and accommodation and other expenses for his trip to Europe in April and May last year for the Anzac Day commemorations and European Union Business as described in the Herald on Sunday 14 September 2008 and what were the places visited each day?

Minister: Rt Hon Helen Clark

Date Lodged:15/09/2008

Answer Text: An itinerary for the travel is attached. Airfares for the Minister and accompanying party were $57,357 and other costs, including accommodation, were $36,656.70.

Question: Did the Minister pay directly for his flight from Berlin to Las Vegas for the Oscar de la Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather fight and then to return to his official itinerary as described in the Herald on Sunday 14 September 2008 or did he reimburse either Ministerial Travel or Foreign Affairs; if so, when was the reimbursement made?

Minister: Rt Hon Helen Clark

Date Lodged:15/09/2008

Answer Text: I am advised that no reimbursement was made to Ministerial Services nor the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as neither agency paid for the flights referred to.

Oh dear, but Winston has said to reporters that he repaid it, looks like another pork pie from Winston Raymond peters, 63, List MP of no fixed abode. Questions still remain over who actually did pay for his junket. We now know it wasn’t Winston.

Question: Did the Rt Hon Winston Peters upon appointment as a Minister out the worksheet of questions about financial interests as set out in clause 2.58(a) of the Cabinet Manual, and if not, why not?

Minister: Rt Hon Helen Clark

Date Lodged:03/09/2008

Answer Text: Mr Peters was appointed in October 2005. Following his appointment Mr Peters, like the other new Ministers, met with the former Secretary of the Cabinet to discuss his financial interests.

The worksheet referred to in paragraph 2.58(a) of the Cabinet Manual 2008 was developed following the establishment of the revised Ministers’ interests regime in December 2006. In accordance with the regime, all Ministers received the worksheet in June 2007 and May 2008. It was also provided on appointment to all Ministers appointed since the regime was established.

All Ministers then returned an acknowledgement form stating that they had considered their personal interests in light of their ministerial responsibilities, and had sought advice where they identified any potential conflict of interest or perceived conflict of interest.

Oh dear! Will the man ever stop lying.

Owen Glenn: I'm here to clear my name

Owen Glenn: I’m here to clear my nameMonaco-based businessman Owen Glenn says he has come back to New Zealand to clear his name and whatever might happen to Winston Peters as a consequence is not up to him. Mr Glenn will appear before the privileges committee at Parliament… [NZ Herald Politics]

In order to clear his name Owen Glenn must surely destroy the names of Winston Raymond Peters, 63, List MP of no fixed abode and Helen Clark.

Will Owen get Labour?

Owen Glenn is literally hours away from arriving in New Zealand. When he gets here he will be able to find out that Trevor Mallard has been spreading rumours that he has ECT and is do-lally.

Remember it was Trevor the Muss who interceded between Helen Clark and Owen Glenn to keep them apart at owen’s big day. Owen certainly hasn’t forgotten the slight against him that day.

Tracy Watkins thinks that Owen Glenn is about slam Labour right in the murky pool of effluent right alongside Winston Raymond Peters, 63, List MP of no fixed abode.

Hmmm…I think I might go to Wellington tomorrow.