Situation vacant! #1

The first in an ongoing series (we’ve heard that before) where I post job adverts that puzzle/amuse/etc me.

Let’s see…

Salary: £20,234 – £26,402 plus benefits
Date posted: 28 Oct 2006
Closing date: 17 Nov 2006
Personal Assistant to Professor Timothy Garton Ash
Applications are invited for this busy and interesting position…

(I think it’s the fact that he gets named that I like here – like he’s a SUPASTAR! I mean is this in his contract? Did he negotiate and say ‘And… a PA’? Also the fact that he needs a PA. Do a lot of Professors have PAs? No. They have graduate students. Perhaps Garton Ash should supervise a few more theses? He could save St Antony’s a grade 5 salary, which is probably enough to buy a small caravan to put on the parking space that will also be saved. Let’s work together to solve student housing problems!)