Would you accept this job offer?

Tree of Knowledge, Lucas Cranach

Your day begins roughly around nine in the morning. After two hours, you take a 15 minute break. After another hour or so, lunch at the on-site cafeteria (includes salad bar and franchise such as McDonald’s, Taco Bell, or Pizza Hut).

During your work day, you can take advantage of one-hour of physical fitness (includes access to the gymnasium, weight room, swimming pool, handball, racquetball, and tennis courts. Team sports, too.).

You’re within walking distance or a short bike ride. Any farther, we’ll  pick you up in the morning and drop you off at home in the afternoon.

Certainly the work conditions sound appealing. But what about the job? What would I do all day?

You’ll learn things: U.S. and world history, geography, all the sciences–and that may include hands-on experiments in the laboratory.

 You’ll learn algebra (so one of these days when you landscape your backyard, you’ll know how to calculate how much river rock to order).  

You’ll read. Classic and contemporary literature. Hemingway to Vonnegut. And there will be discussion groups to help translate Shakespeare.

And the arts. You can paint, learn pottery. You can learn how to play a musical instrument and, if you want, join one or more of  our organized bands.

Sounds great. Any drawbacks?

You will be required to take some work home with you, and you can expect regular performance reviews. But if we notice any deficiencies, we’ll provide further assistance to help you achieve your goals.

Anything else I should know about?

Weekends off, along with all major holidays, as well as two weeks off at Christmas, and three months vacation every year.

And compensation for all this?


Sounds like the job of a lifetime. When do I start?


Don’t you wish you could return to school, and spend your whole day just learning stuff?

I envy the kids heading back to school.  

Education, like youth, is wasted on the young.



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4 responses to “Would you accept this job offer?

  1. Anonymous

    Is there any way I can get this job again?

  2. Anonymous

    With your permission (and credit /w link given in header), may I post this on facebook?

  3. Amen with this one Kevin!

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