Friday, January 26, 2007

Careering off the edge

Well today I spent another collection of hours standing around, getting in people’s way, doing jobs less well than other people could do them and generally making an obvious hassle of myself. Life is fun when you don’t have a job. So I thought I’d spend a few minutes thinking about some useless jobs people have, in a feeble attempt to raise the spirits.
The first job (or probably part of a job) was adding the little message which appears if you leave the cursor on an image for a while on the more advanced websites (you’ll note that doesn’t include this page). The Manchester university library website has a particularly bizarre message if you lurk around their images. ‘The library, always there.’ Presumably they aren’t expecting the impending nuclear war, along with most of the rest of the world.
Then it always falls down to pointless office jobs, the kind that rubbish T.V. sets out to represent (another pointless job you could argue.)
This was all turning out a little less cheery than I had hoped, so in a more noble attempts I worked on jobs that I had come across that are little known probably of importance. Of these many and varied occupations there includes Fluffers (with regards to the underground, in its more accurate usage of the term) and Verminculturists. As yet I am still undecided as to whether jobs need the people more than people need the jobs or vice versa.