"We didn't know that the word 'communist' is offensive along with the word 'porn' and the word 'freaks'. But Seek said we are allowed to use 'porn' if we were advertising for a secretarial position in the porn industry. Also the word 'drunk' can be seen as offensive too," Resn's digital strategist, Andy Williams, says in an email.
"We understood how the word 'shit' could be offensive though," he concedes.
He says Resn was told by Seek that "...you won't get anyone replying to a job description written like that".
However, Resn Tweeted the ad and says it has had great feedback from the industry and a recruitment agent.
Williams says TradeMe.co.nz personally rang Resn thanked us for a "hilarious and refreshing advert".
— Computerworld is published by Fairfax, which owns Trade Me