Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Serious business

One legacy of an earlier period of job seeking is a daily job-vacancies email I receive from Monster.com. I've never bothered to suspend it (partly out of laziness and partly out of the feeling that, who knows, maybe something worthwhile would come along), and I usually take a quick look through the offerings.

Today, among the usual openings for 'Lead Consultant SAP', 'Junior Berater für den Bereich Business Development' and 'Leiter, Abteilung IT-Entwicklung' was one that I've never seen before.

Clown.

This is for German-speakers only it seems, (the full-time, permanent position is in Würzburg), judging by what is probably the most poetic job description I've ever seen.

But I note that along with a salary of €20-25k it offers not only a costume but also a tent ('Zelt').

What more could you want?

10 comments:

Francis Sedgemore said...

Ein Job für mich, vielleicht?

John Carter Wood said...

Hast Du einschlägige Berufserfahrung? Die wird nämlich erwartet.

Würzburg's a nice town, though. It's worth considering...

But I guess I just don't like Kinder all that much.

Francis Sedgemore said...

Ja habe ich – niemand nimmt mich ernst.

The Wife said...

Oh Francis, Du alter Jammerlappen! :-)

Francis Sedgemore said...

Second nature, innit. Ich bin Brite.

John Carter Wood said...

Tears of a clown?

The Wife said...

Whatever happened to the old stiff upper lip, then?

Francis Sedgemore said...

Stiff upper lip? A decade of ZanuLab rule has knocked that out of us, for sure. The nation has gone distinctly flabby, and in more ways than one.

The Wife said...

"Flabby", huh?

I reckon someone's fishing for compliments ....

KB Player said...

My flatmate is unemployed. He got a job description from the Job Centre for the post of Santa Claus in a store. The salary wasn't much, but there was an inducement:- "May lead to permanent position."