Are you looking for a job working on the harvest this summer? Somewhere that is a bit of craic? Then you really want to keep reading!
The Team of Prestwold Farms LLP, located east of Loughborough, Leicestershire, have taken to Facebook in search for harvest workers and their job posting is absolutely hilarious! The team is looking for someone to join their team “to fill the highly technical role of corn carting, Cambridge rolling and all the other possibly exciting, most probably boring jobs that get thrown your way”.
“You will be required to look after and maintain your tractor and trailer. This does mean giving it some grease in strategically placed points. Don’t worry, gloves are provided for the more precious candidates.” The hilarious Facebook post reads.
“We tend to find the machinery likes grease fairly regularly” it continues.
Next, the team of Prestwold Farms LLP warned that they are not looking for drivers fond of “warp speed”, whilst also advising that they like having roofs on their sheds.
“There is no rush. There will be no prizes for getting back to the field at warp speed.” Stuart Daly Posted in the Combine Operators Facebook group.
“PC plod does quite often frequent a nearby lay-by…We quite like the roof on our shed so would appreciate the successful candidates to keep it in one piece. That also applies to the walls and doorways. Remembering to lower your trailer before leaving the shed is top of the wish list.” He continued.
For the social media fanatics, they have been advised that they will have plenty of time to keep Up-To-Date with their friend’s dinner habits between combine loads.
“There will still be time to look at what your mates on Facebook/Twitter/Snapchat/Instagram etc are having for dinner in between combine loads.” It adds.
The Role -
Although the role is mainly a driving one on the 1800-acre estate, the team have also warned any interested applicants that there will be further jobs added to their schedule. The role is set to begin in Early July, running up until Mid-September.“There will be other jobs to do. You will be one of 3 harvest people, plus two full time.” It reads. “There will be some bale carting for our biomass boiler at the main Hall (wedding venue, so you could tie in a marriage at the same time and get a discount! It would need to be a wet day though”. “There will be some manual labour - using a brush occasionally. There is no getting away from it, but then you can jump back into your air-conditioned cab.” they posted.
For all interested parties, there is a detailed list of requirements, such as the importance of having a good sense of humour.
“A sense of humour is a must because I can guarantee that at some point the p*ss will be taken out of you. We are big enough to also receive it.” They joked.
Being punctual was also described as an advantage, whilst a lack of hangover is extremely desirable.
“Being on time in the mornings is advantageous. This combined with not being hungover is top drawer stuff.” Stuart posted.
Successful applicants will be put up in a two-bed caravan and have been advised to restrain from feeding the farm cats, or else risk an increase in caravan rodents.“DON’T FEED the farm cats and the caravan rodents will be kept to a minimum.” They warned.
“You will be sharing a two-bedroom caravan. There could also be a possibility of an upgrade to a flat on the Estate if empty.”
The successful applicant will be paid in line with experience, though has been described as “still good though”, whilst all interested parties have also been advised of another perk of the job, “Domino's also deliver to all (of) the fields”.
A full, clean driving licence is preferred and anybody interested in applying is urged to send their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This is a cushy summer job, compared to a lot of others.” The post concluded.
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