Thursday, October 06, 2005

Platitudinously speaking

Trawling through the hundreds of jobs advertised on the Guardian Jobs page isn't a particularly enjoyable experience, not least because of the vacancies advertised by this media recruitment agency.

The fact that they claim Yin-Yang is their "philosophy" is bad enough, but worse is the way that, underneath the job title, location and salary, they insist upon putting just the sort of cod-mystic platitudes and aphorisms that Francis Wheen so sharply lampoons in the early part of 'How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered The World instead of any additional useful information.

A couple of excruciatingly awful examples:

"In the depth of winter I learned that within me there lay an invincible summer".

"And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb".

'Nuff said.

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