We're sure that UK councils' equal opps policies do a great deal to ensure that absolutely everyone gets a fair crack of the whip when it comes to applying for jobs or tendering for those juicy service contracts, but there are surely occasions when it is entirely justifiable to discriminate against those who do not have the …
What if no 'phone
I mean ... not everyone has one of those new fangled ringing things, they don't give a postal address that one can write to with your quill ...
No Net Access?
AOL and Tiscali will have to ring in then......
Mines the one with the 1200/75 modem in the pocket (for those who remember Prestel)
Always read the boilerplate
And remove if it doesn't apply. Are they recruiting for proofreaders as well? They should, etc...
Wheres that ballot paper?
I live in the city and its time to vote out those idiots
From an old Portsmouth city council job advert:
"Trainee IT systems maintance person needed, ideal for school leaver, must have 2 - 5 years previous experience of running IT infrastructure" !
Duly forwarded to the "This Is Broken" Flickr group.
@Boris the Cockroach
Is that job still open?
Sounds ideal for me, I've left school AND I have experience!
www.portsmouth.gov.uk and email@example.com
Hopefully the new ISP will *add* support for Portsmouth Council email addresses ending in just @portsmouth.gov.uk as well as @portsmouthcc.gov.uk as is the case now.
What an idiot whoever it was who decided upon adding the cc (stands for City Council) bit to the email address domain! Totally unnecessary - we all know that portsmouth.gov.uk = Portsmouth City Council - there's no other local government in Portsmouth is there?!
Why would you need net access as a qualification?
Since when has not being suitably qualified stopped someone getting a juicy council job? Take Boris for example.......
European Regulations are to Blame!
Article 13199 of the Pan-European Constitution says “No person shall be prejudiced from employment in any capacity, at any level, by reason of age, race, creed or incompitence.”
I just made a fire, and used a blanket, hopefully they will be responding to the smoke signals any time soon.
If not I have a couple of cans and an awfully long piece of string.
Totally Unecessary CC
> What an idiot whoever it was who decided upon adding the cc (stands for City Council) bit to
> the email address domain! Totally unnecessary - we all know that portsmouth.gov.uk =
> Portsmouth City Council - there's no other local government in Portsmouth is there?!
Well, as the idiot who decided that there should be a cc, (standing for County Council) on the end of my employers domain (back in the 1994 when these things were arraged by emails between a techie at the cc and a techie at ja.net) the logic behind it in our case was that there are more gov.uk type organisations in any area than just the council, (no nhs.uk in those days for instance, just co, edu org and gov as I remember) and with the wonders of local government reorganisations there might yet be more, so it made sense to be specific for the sake of 2 characters...
That seems awfully mundane!!
I am applying telepathicly!!!!
Now quoting wikipedia and expecting to be taken seriously, THAT is far out................
Mines the coat with the signalling mirror in the pocket.
@Totally Unecessary CC
Bristol used to be bristol-city.gov.uk (hmm, surely should have been bristol-city-and-county.gov.uk!) ... unless you wanted info about schools in which case you needed the cryptic bristol-cyps.org.uk (its "children and young persons services" of course ...and for good measure its *.org.uk* and not *.gov.uk*)
Anyway they seem to have managed to introduce bristol.gov.uk ... but think that's just a portal to the underlying subdomain