The Great Divide – the ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’

When I was a lad I could not wait to leave school and start work, earn money, buy clothes, buy smokes and start going out to clubs and pubs. It was a time of almost full employment. At fifteen years old, I could start a job on Monday – and if I didn’t like it, would … [Read the full story]

Stockholm job-seeker chaos

Police dispersed an angry crowd of job-seekers outside an employment office in Stockholm on Wednesday after it called 61,000 people for a recruitment meeting by mistake. “Something has gone wrong with the mailing list…it has set off a very messy situation at the city office,” said Clas Olsson, acting director of the employment office. An … [Read the full story]

The perfect job for lazy bastards

Does staying in bed sound like your dream job? Nasa is currently recruiting a number of willing volunteers to spend 70 days doing very little at its Houston headquarters. The couch potatoes will get paid around $5,000 a month as part of the US space agency’s research into the effects of microgravity on the human … [Read the full story]

Dear Lily – I am feeling depressed

Dear Lily, I am feeling depressed just now as I really hate my job. I’ve been working there for over 2 years but I’ve never really enjoyed it, and my colleagues are all back-stabbing assholes. Recently, I’ve found myself calling in sick on a regular basis, taking solace in masturbating on the couch to Neighbours … [Read the full story]

Jester wanted for hotel performances

It’s no joke. An Austrian hotel is advertising for a modern-day court fool, who is communicative, extroverted, musical, creative and imaginative. Applicants are asked to bring – and play – their musical instrument during the job interview. Also welcome: creative costumes.  The successful candidate will earn 1,400 euros – around $1,900 – a month. Hotel … [Read the full story]

Student lands job testing water slides

It’s the summer job like no other – testing out water slides at some of the world’s holiday hotspots. And lucky Seb Smith has landed the ‘dream’ role after beating 2,000 other applicants. While many other university students will spend their summer in temporary office jobs, the 22-year-old undergraduate will be paid a salary of … [Read the full story]

1958…I remember it like it was yesterday

It was my first job and I had only started a year earlier. I worked in London for a national newspaper. Newspapers were the main form of information, and readers would buy two or three copies a day, just to keep up with the latest news and sports results. Television was in its early days … [Read the full story]

I start a new job…

I start a new job in Seoul next week. I thought it was a good Korea move.

What a shitty day !

Thought I’d have a day off for some much needed quiet time…but then, the maid showed up. Still no peace…a parcel arrived. I realised that I needed some groceries, and there were all these annoying bloody shoppers everywhere. On the way back home from the shops, these biker bitches attacked me. When I got home … [Read the full story]

Job opportunity: Hangman wanted

If you’re willing and ready to do whatever for a buck, then a job may have just become available in a rural Indian town – as an executioner. Officials from the prison of Jorhat, 190 miles east of Gauhati, have a shortage of staff willing to send criminals to the gallows and have begun advertising … [Read the full story]

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