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2009 July 08 — Why Now?
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July 8, 2009   2 Comments

Stage 5 – Yawn

Tour de FranceThey should have taken a bus and not bothered. OK, here’s the “exciting” news from the official site:

Thomas Voeckler of France won the stage which propelled him from 144 to 138 in the standings. There was no change for any of the 137 people in front of him in the overall standings, and no changes in jerseys.

Mikhail Ignatiev of Russia has won the right to wear the red numbers of the most combative rider. He is currently 39th.

That’s it. It was windy and no one wanted a repeat of the problem on stage 3 where there was a break away in the wind, so Voeckler scored a stage win for France.

July 8, 2009   Comments Off on Stage 5 – Yawn

It’s A Real Job

The BBC reports on an actual job opening: The witch job that earns £50,000

A Job Centre is advertising a “witch” vacancy with tourist site Wookey Hole, in Somerset, for £50,000 a year.

The witch, who has to live in the site’s caves, is expected to teach witchcraft and magic.

Wookey Hole staff say the role is straightforward: live in the cave, be a witch and do the things witches do.

The advert for the post, placed in the local press as well as job centres, says applicants must be able to cackle and cannot be allergic to cats.

The job has come up after the previous witch retired from the role.

“We are witchless as the moment so need to get the role filled as soon as possible,” said Daniel Medley from the tourist destination.

The catch is the £50K is the annual salary and you don’t work all year, just the summer and a couple of holidays, so you’re really looking at a little more than a quarter of that as an actual salary. Sounds like a good second job for a teacher.

July 8, 2009   13 Comments