I can't find any mention of this established international Furley Foundation anywhere, except on their own homepage.
Is this a wind-up or, worse, a set up for some kind of scam?
Hope not - with my size 12 plates and my "firm bust" (ie man-boobs) I'm a natural for the job.
PS Seriously, as librarians we should be able to get to the bottom of this!
From: A general Library and Information Science list for news and discussion. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Katharine Schopflin
Sent: 15 June 2012 13:29
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Subject: Re: Two amazing librarian job ads......
Thank you Lauren! You've given us all something to talk about today...
On 15 June 2012 13:04, Lauren Smith <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Yes, to confirm, I spoke to Halo (the recruitment agency) and had an
> in-depth discussion about the requirements for the post, the history
> of the organisation (setting up a new UK base) and the personality of
> the manager of the Foundation. The Reed ad is for the Furley
> Foundation, so both links are for the same post. Here are some more
> links for information (the sites themselves are quite difficult to navigate):
> "The library is sacred ground..."
> "The library is central to my Foundation. Yours is a particularly
> important job. You need
> to be both a competent librarian and slip into the tropical style
> like a natural."
> You will be part of my senior management within the
> Foundation. You have been singled out because of your
> professional approach to your work, and because you are
> able to adapt to summer / tropical work-style easily.
> Your senior position will be signified by:
> * a higher salary
> * slightly more elaborate clothes designs
> * different sandals
> * by an anklet worn on the left ankle
> I will expect you to set the example by wearing adhering
> to the 'barefoot standard' at all times within the tropical
> office in common with the other staff."
> "What's the 'barefoot standard'?" you ask?
> "YOU will be an elegant, confident and dignified person who carries
> themselves gracefully, with a well-proportioned body and firm bust..."
> (and much, much more...)
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