Now hiring, until you decide to get the band back together


Once upon a time, I hired consultants and was working a job fair (hey, I said once upon a time and that time was the 90s). And our booth listed the areas for which we were hiring (yay, grammar!) and one of them was “client/server” and someone walked up and said they wanted to be a “client/server” or “client server”. It’s so hard to tell if those forwarded slashes make a sound. Anyway, this really happened. And so I say that there is a lot of creativity when it comes to posting and applying for jobs. Part of that is the realm of “jobs” versus “careers”, because people don’t necessarily feel invested in the work. Because isn’t it a state of mind, the whole job versus career thing? Far from objective, but I think that it would be a safe bet that these folks are all advertising “jobs” in every sense. I see some humor-as-coping-mechanism here, suggesting that applicants aren’t serious (= job, not career). And the rest are just sloppy/silly which means makes me wonder if anyone serious about a “career” would ever consider one of these a “career”.

I have so been in one of these jobs before. Thanks a lot recession of the early nineties.

 

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Comments (5)

  1. wazazazaz says:

    hahah I dom 't get it??????????? whats so funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Programmerman says:

    I was playing this word game on my phone and see "HeatherLeigh" show up in the leaderboard. O think we ties one game. You, or coincidence?

  3. HeatherLeigh says:

    It's me! I saw you too and wondered. Also noticed that you are good! Much better than me. I'm so competitive.

    I am addicted to that game! Now I walk around unboggling 4 and 5 letter words in my head! Arrrgghhhh!

  4. Programmerman says:

    I think it's just practice. 🙂

  5. HeatherLeigh says:

    Yep: obsessive, compulsive practice.

    Short, shirt, shore, shire, her, here, hare, hart.

    Argh! I have infected another friend so the insanity has been passed on. I have gotten better at logging off by midnight at the latest.