We hope that someone from WINZ in Christchurch is reading The Press this morning, and that Lance Bradford's image is sent to all offices - read on:
Lance Bradford says he was so determined to get Metallica tickets that he quit his job before camping overnight at a Ticketek outlet.
His employer would not give him the afternoon off to set up camp outside Canterbury University's student union, so the driller quit.
Bradford, 23, said he was "ripped and angry" when Metallica said they were coming to New Zealand, but not to Christchurch.
This month, his favourite band announced a surprise Christchurch date, with tickets going on sale at 9am today.
"When I found out they were coming, I thought if they are willing to come down here, then I'm willing to quit my job and come down here to line up," Bradford said.
I daresay future potential employers will take not as well, and mark Bradford down as "likely to be unreliable". When he rocks up to WINZ later today to register because his precious Metallica tickets were more important than his job and his income, he may well be more than "ripped and angry" when he learns the consequences of having walked away from a job, and faces a stand-down before the taxpayer gives him a penny.
Ah well, if the Metallica concert sells out, he might be able to hock his tickets off on TradeMe to tide him over ...