Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Reading through the classified ads, specifically the Positions Vacant, in today’s paper, I chanced upon one for a DOG GROOMER. Essential requirements are: “Must be hard working and reliable”. Now, at this point, the “not-being-afraid-of-dogs” thing seemed like it could have been a reasonable inclusion - as would some "experience". But maybe that will be covered when you ring up to apply. The good news is that it's a fairly short day 8:30am - 4.30pm Tuesday - Saturday. Remuneration levels were not included.
Monday, September 29, 2008
It is an intriguing idea - and one which raises lots of questions about collection, nutrition, quality control and sustainability.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
A quick internet search has provided no insight but even if it had - could it be believed? Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, is apparently calling for a new labelling system so people can tell "fact" from "fiction" on the net. Now, wouldn't that make an interesting job for someone?
That reminds me of a news report from a while ago - about a gentleman, confined to his premises and complete with "bracelet" to confirm his location - which duly announced his departure, but then provided no help in finding him. At the time, it did seem as though the system was based on trust rather than technology.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
* You can download the day's puzzles - which are drawn from a number of sources including The Sydney Morning Herald - over WiFi. Puzzles are filled in via the virtual keyboard on the device and for those who are impatient (or stumped) you can check the correctness of individual letters or clues, or the entire puzzle while you are off-line.
Update: As it turns out, the answer was "distended" - which I hope I would have finally arrived at if only I had been better with my tenses/letters - having botched the across clue and working with an "s" instead of "d".
"Don't work too hard."
"That's an oxymoron."
"Don't work too hard. You can only give what you have - so you can never work too hard."
Worked for him - and it makes sense too ... but those people who talk about giving 110% may wish to take issue with it.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
- regulates the hours in which telemarketers and researchers can call
- requires callers to give their contact information and divulge the reason for their call, and
- requires the caller to terminate the call when asked to do so.
Monday, September 08, 2008
Sunday, September 07, 2008