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Minivanman
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Pointless Jobs

Just been reading an article from yesterday's Guardian (somebody has to) about the rise of pointless jobs, one example of which was about a guy having to guard an empty room in a museum!

'Just [-Censored-] jobs so completely pointless and unnecessary...... '

Once I was asked by my office to drive almost a hundred miles on a bank holiday Friday afternoon just to deliver an 'out of use' cover for a banks cash point machine - even though I was scheduled to go there the following Tuesday on a service call. Crazy2

PS. I never went by the way, just said OK and took my kids to the park.

Moderator's note by Mike (Mav): Avoidance of swear filter edited as per Forum rules.

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Re: Pointless Jobs

Did you get your time and a half wages for working bank holiday?  PLUS the "mileage allowance" for the journey  ?  

 

Minivanman
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Re: Pointless Jobs

If only eh shutter but no, Friday was not a bank holiday, never paid extra for working them anyway, and company paid to put fuel in the company car plus as said..... I never went anyway! Evil

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Re: Pointless Jobs


@Minivanman wrote:

I never went anyway!


Well what a rebel. Next you’ll be telling us about how naughty you were as a child.

Champnet
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I was sent from the south coast to Liverpool just to unbox a laser printer, over 500 miles return.

On another occasion I flew to Edinburgh to hand over a laptop. As a contractor I was paid by the hour, mileage and expenses. Silly days.......

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Re: Pointless Jobs

Such jobs are sometimes referred to as Guardian jobs since they are usually advertised in that newspaper thereby earning it a fair bit of money.  Perhaps they should be careful not to kill the golden goose.

Minivanman
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Pedantry warning!

The goose was not made of gold, the egg was. Wink

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Jonpe
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Re: Pointless Jobs

I thought that just after I posted but couldn't be bothered to go back and edit it.  Thanks for pointing it out though. Cheesy