Okay... if you read this blog, you know that our oldest daughter is out on her own, our middle daughter is headed off to college in 4 weeks, and our son is going into the 10th grade. I've essentially been a stay at home Mom for over 20 years now. I have worked some part time jobs here and there and worked full time for a while in 1999. I did some freelance work last year. The problems with my voice are a real problem as far as trying to find a job. I need to be available to drive my son around this year... so I really can't get a "real job" just yet. So... I keep my eye out for positions at my son's school. I figure even if they pay peanuts... it's a couple more peanuts. I would be on the same schedule as he is and it would be some kind of experience doing something and maybe I could springboard into something else from there. I was looking through some openings the other day and came across this in the job description:
The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all inclusive.
Frequent use of eye, hand and finger coordination enabling the use of equipment and writing utensils
Spends the majority of the time sitting and may stand, walk and drive
Frequently involved in oral and auditory interaction both interpersonally and through communication devices
First of all, I want to know who got the job of writing their job descriptions. Secondly, are you kidding me? What is wrong with saying it like it is?
The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all inclusive (meaning we reserve the right to add to this list at anytime without warning).
You must be able to see, have opposable thumbs, and be able to type and write. (If you are blind, can't hold a pen or a pencil and write, or type... DO NOT APPLY)
Most of the time you will be sitting on your butt. Occasionally, you will need to stand, walk or drive. (If you don't like sitting, have chronic hemorrhoids, can't stand, walk or drive... DO NOT APPLY)
You need to be able to hear and talk to people in person and on the phone. (If you are deaf or deaf/mute... or you cannot speak clearly... DO NOT APPLY)
Obviously, it made me laugh... but annoyed me at the same time. What's with using that language to describe phone duties? I mean... come on people!