Friday, December 19, 2008

Do you drive down Bourneville Boulevarde?


Whether or not you do, Gordon Brown wants to know!
I have just applied for a government job for the first time ever, and my oh my! doesn’t he pry!
Questions about the exams I took 25 years ago, including what grade.
Questions about my parents and whether they are still alive and can work.
Questions about which team I bat for, and we’re not talking cricket.
Questions about disabilities too!
Just about anything you could possibly think of, was asked.
I've never, ever, for any employer being quizzed online like this.
Of course, saying I was a member of a minority, just might help me in politically correct Gordonistan.
Just how many one-legged, black , muslim lesbians are there!

10 comments:

Barnsley Bill said...

Meanwhile I spent the day at mahinepua, jet ski brilliance and a fresh snapper cooked on the beach, now home, had a swim and thinking about cooking a big steak on the barbie. Shit it's hot up here.

Anonymous said...

Good on ya BB, the boy has lost his way.... mind you... sorry that you also have some hard decisions to make, I suppose it depends how much family and friends (especially friends) you have close by, but I assume you are retired, FFM is just a youngish fella. The bugger has another 25 years of work in him! but he does have to move with the times and adjust as we have all had to do.

Medusa

Whaleoil said...

No! Do you?

DenMT said...

I have to ask, and this isn't motivated out of any ill-wishing, kind of the opposite - why are you parading the loss of your last shreds of dignity on the blog for all to see? Wouldn't it be better to simply say you were investigating job options, than that you were following up leads your parents had provided you with?

I'd also be super-circumspect about any sketchy work history being posted up - should anyone link your identity IRL with your blogging identity you might see your employability adversely affected... Common sense is called for!

DenMT

Shackleford Hurtmore said...

I've worked for the same company for 4 years, and they have an annual survey asking those religion/race/age/sexual inclination questions.

I just lied outright on the last one. I stated that I was black, gay and disabled.

I did this for two reasons.

1. To see if the survey was really anonymous.
2. To make it look like the quotas were met on someones spreadsheet.

Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention following key code words: hunchback, solo mother.

Don't you know that all the plum jobs in Gordonistan's civil service go to: black, gay, hunchbacked, part-blind, solo mothers?

Anonymous said...

But you hate the public service and the British government. Why would you lower yourself to taking employment as a lazy, freedom hating, tit-sucking, bureaucrat for some corrupt, PC state agency?

KG said...

No principles? No balls?

Anonymous said...

So you're signing up as a bludger.

Well it's good that you have to sign away all your rights then.



Don't you know that all the plum jobs in Gordonistan's civil service go to: black, gay, hunchbacked, part-blind, solo mothers?


Get a grip. How many of them have been to Eton, Winchester, or Harrow? Sorry, but Her Majesties Civil Service doesn't really rate the comprehensives. Hell, we'd prefer immigrants from the colonies.

Anonymous said...

So you're signing up as a bludger.

Well it's good that you have to sign away all your rights then.



Don't you know that all the plum jobs in Gordonistan's civil service go to: black, gay, hunchbacked, part-blind, solo mothers?


Get a grip. How many of them have been to Eton, Winchester, or Harrow? Sorry, but Her Majesties Civil Service doesn't really rate the comprehensives. Hell, they prefer immigrants from the colonies.