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Norway – Wolf of Wall Street job advert pulled

05 February 2014

Recruitment firm temp-team has withdrawn a job advertisement from its website for a finance firm seeking ‘the next Wolf of Wallstreet’, reports dn.no. The job advertisement was spotted by Norwegian newspaper DN and was promptly removed by the recruitment firm when contacted by the newspaper for comment.

Company CEO Kai Bruun stated: “This was a completely insane association to make, which also damages the industry as a whole. It was one of our employees that has been a little too quick and I will have to have a chat with him.”

The job advertisement sought the following candidate: “Have you seen the film Wolf of Wall Street? Do you dream of working on Wall Street? Do you want a future in finance? If you want to go far in the industry, you need to start and succeed with the basics… You love to challenge yourself and are not afraid to use the phone as a work tool. Last, but not least, you love to celebrate your own success.”

The Martin Scorsese film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ follows the exploits of a wealthy stockbroker living the high life during the 1990s until his arrest and imprisonment for corruption and fraud.

Mr Brunn explained: “I cannot do anything but regret this job posting. The link was very unfortunate and of course we are not looking for the new ‘Wolf of Wall Street’. The employee’s job was to make a catchy job advertisement that would get attention. It was done well, but not the type of attention we wanted. We are looking for a skilled salesman, and they should not be anything like the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’.”

Temp-team was established in Copenhagen in 1979 and now operates in across Scandinavia and in the UK.   

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