Employment pipe dreams

When Mood Music
2006-10-20 20:25:00

While perusing vacancies at my local JobCentre, I saw a one that made me laugh out loud and ask the staff if the advert was a practical joke.

An organisation was looking for a GANGA PERSON and willing to pay them £14 per hour. Was this organisation intending to pay more than I had earned per hour for someone to smoke weed? Alternatively, could I get rich imitating the holiest river in Hinduism?

Unfortunately not. ‘GANGA’ was a typo for ‘GANGER’, i.e. a team leader, managing a large team of ground workers on a big civil engineering project.

I believe I provided the JC staff with some amusement on a dreich Friday in what can be an utterly thankless job.


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