Sunday, 2 November 2008


Eamon Phoenix compiles a column in the Irish News- 'On This Day'- in which he selects stories that appeared in the newspaper in the 1930s. 'Tis quite interesting reading those quaint tales of a bygone era.

So when I spotted in yesterday's newspaper a job ad stating: 'The Highways Hotel is now recruiting Kitchen Staff (may suit housewives)', I assumed the good Doctor was giving us a flavour of what 'Jobs On Thursday' looked like in days gone by, given its somewhat anachronistic approach. Alas I was wrong. It would seem that said ad is of latter day origin.

I must check in again next week. Perhaps some enterprising individual will have taken out space for a notice reading: 'Chimney Sweeps required (may suit eight-year-old urchins)'. Or maybe not.

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