East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Top shelf job offer


As you know, I’m looking for a job – and I’d like to get a job out of this country I live in – I’ve spent over six years here in Astigianistan now, and this place has drained me of everything but the will to go as far as possible as fast as possible.

Among the services I’ve subscribed to in my search for a post there is Escape the City, a British outfit that specializes in top shelf jobs with a twist : 21ts century jobs that require skills, courage, a bit of an adventurous streak. Jobs in which you improve the world in which you live.
I really love these guys and I’ve already checked out a pair of their offers, and sent CVs. We’ll see what happens.
But last night I got an offer through Escape the City that… oh, boy!


‘Game of Thrones’ ain’t got nothing on British politics at the moment. We need a new face, a brave soul to take the lead and get a handle on this headless chicken coop we call the House of Commons.
We need a natural leader who cares about the happiness of the people above all else. You’ll be able to communicate the vision of the country in your sleep and ‘action’ will be your new middle name.

You’re likely to have between 0 and 30 years experience.

About You
We’re on the lookout for an entrepreneurial all-rounder whose ready to roll up their sleeves and take this country to the next level. Below are some of the key qualities we’ll be looking for:

Leadership — Think Braveheart meets Patch Adams. You know when things aren’t right and you will rally people to your cause. You’ll listen hard to what people say, but also what they don’t say. Empathy: do it.

Communications — People like to know what’s going down. Let’s get with the times and fire up that twitter account. You’ll be an avid snapchatter, updating the country on the ‘PM’s to do list’. #Transparency #Gettingshitdone.

Maturity — The days of bickering in the House of Commons are over. Time to shake things up and bring a level of maturity to sh*t that really matters. You’ll respect the issues you’re working on enough to not allow action to be halted by petty disputes.

Key Responsibility
Maintain and improve the happiness, health and wealth of the country.

When Will The Position Be Filled?
We’re keen to get the best person we can and hope to have you join our team by mid-October.

Compensation details
Salary will depend on experience. ‘Expenses’ are on you.

I told you I love these guys.


Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

2 thoughts on “Top shelf job offer

  1. I think the candidate must be a british citizen, doesn’t he?


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