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Just don’t tell anyone that you’re applying.

By Eyes 26 February 2008 25

As Canberra Public Servants flinch at imminent cuts, the unspeakable has come to the rescue. A new kind of government job in a form offered in new multi-hooked online ads in the Canberra Times. Have you got what it takes?

Without looking down, what’s the colour of your office carpet? Get it right? Then you’ve got what it takes.

Notice anything unusual today? Then you’ve got what it takes.

You’re cruising round State Circle, tuned into 104.7FM, fingers tapping the steering wheel. You see the flag on Parliament House flapping in the breeze. You indicate to move to the left lane, but a car swerves in front of you. You hit the breaks, look to your right and quickly move into another lane. You miss your exit. Slight problem. You’re already late for your big meeeting. Then you remember you can take the next exit and double back to Kings Avenue. Problem Solved. …… Adaptable. Decicive. Aware. Nothing unususal you figure, until you discover these are the qualities you’ll be valued for as a Surveillance Officer.

Guess who’s recruiting when we’re all cutting? Oh, and dont tell anyone you’re applying.

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minime2 12:40 am 02 Mar 08

deathtrap… you’r awake!!! that was clever and I am still trying to figure which/who IS more intrusive.

Similar minime2, but one of the two is less intrusive and discomforting than the other.

minime2 12:28 am 02 Mar 08

is security clearance the same as bowel prep for a colonoscopy?

wishuwell 2:31 pm 28 Feb 08

“thats hilarious” yes it is Meconium but i’d like to include words like troubling worrying and I suppose to a certain extent frightening. They must of realised the errors of their ways though as 4 days later that clearance letter dissappeared from my desk. Gee I hope they didn’t compound things by illegally entering my home. First rule of security f-ups cover your arse at all costs. By the way if your ex is one of them I hope you split on good terms or your life could be altered for evermore.

Meconium 2:04 pm 28 Feb 08

ROFL that’s hilarious wishuwell.

Even funnier is the attitude held by some employees of departments/divisions such as these, who think they’re party to some of the most covert plans and top-secret information in the country!

(My ex-girlfriend’s one of them…)

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