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Unusual Career Options

Posted in Alas the Mystery Remains Holmes, Tenuous Link of the Day with tags , , , , on October 24, 2010 by awickerman

Fed up with your job? Have a long list of obscure qualifications? A gifted linguistic? Then you could apply to be the Academic Assistant Monk to the Abbot. All you require is;

A degree related to Buddhist studies; fluency in English, two South-east Asian languages; two Buddhist canonical languages; and five years of Theravada Buddhist monastic training.

At which point you will be permitted to be a full time unpaid volunteer for the Abbot. I suspect they will not be fighting off applicants, but who knows?

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The perils of Google

Posted in Alas the Mystery Remains Holmes, Almost Beyond Words with tags , , , , , on July 4, 2010 by awickerman

A job last week required I search for a bizarre string of acronyms, the details of which are both dull and irrelevant. Top result on Goggle was this terrifying masterpiece;

The horror, the horror.

In all honesty my world was a slightly better place before I knew people were (a) interested in Belgium number plates, (b) felt the need to produce websites on the subject and worst of all (c) that there are at least 26 of them judging by the poll.

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