On Friday the following job appeared on the Directgov website, which is an official internet resource of the UK government. The site is associated with such organisations as The Department of Work and Pension (DWP) and Job Centre Plus (JCP). It provides a wealth of information about public services as well as job advertisements. This particular job bearing the title of Target Elimination Specialist, naturally caught my attention. A cursory read of the term of service quickly confirmed my suspicions that it was a joke. Let it suffice to say that the advert is no longer there and I suspect that some junior member of staff may well be get a packed lunch wrapped in a road map on Monday morning. If that is the case, then it’s a shame. The fact that we live in such po-faced times is truly demoralising. As for the job, well I thought the salary was a bit below market rates at present.