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This planet is interesting at times.

August 19th, 2005 at 08:17pm

In case you are looking for a job, Tree Of Life in the Canberra Centre are advertising for an “Acting Assistant Manager”, yes, you read it correctly, an “Acting Assistant Manager”.

Now, to my mind, somebody who is acting in a role is simply filling the role of somebody who has retired or gone on leave…acting is an internal pseudo-promotion, not an actual job…..I suppose that Tree Of Life could be preparing to produce a film…are they going to pay the “Acting Customers”???

I’ve just found the feedback form on their website, I might ask them what they think an “Acting Assistant Manager” is. Interestingly, none of the other jobs are “acting” positions.

Whilst we are talking about the civic area, tonight a woman was standing outside Supabarn and took a photo of the checkout…a minute later she took a photo of Baker Delight, causing much hysterical laughter amongst the staff there…don’t ask me what the photos were in aid of, it just seemed rather odd to me…and the surrounding people.

In a nearby apartment block, somebody has somehow managed to put a shopping basket on top of a lightpost…I don’t know and I don’t want to know how they did it (well, maybe I’m a little curious), but I would like to know why they did it….maybe they’ll build a shop around it….who knows…

All these things serve one purpose….keep the planet interesting!

Samuel

Entry Filed under: Bizarreness,Canberra Stories,Lunacy/Idiots,Samuel's Editorials

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  • 1. samuel  |  August 19th, 2005 at 8:36 pm

    I sent the following to Tree Of Life:
    “Hi,
    I was walking past your Civic store in Canberra and noticed the ad for an “Acting Assistant Manager”.

    What exactly is an “Acting” Assistant Manager…I can understand the “Assistant Manager” part, but the “Acting” part makes no sense at all.

    Somebody who is acting in a role is simply filling the role of somebody who has retired or gone on leave…acting is an internal pseudo-promotion, not an actual job…are you perhaps going to film a movie? If so, can I be paid for being an “Acting Customer?”

    Thanks,
    Samuel Gordon-Stewart
    Canberra”


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