Monday, 27 August 2012

Perusing for a bruising

Bloggie friends!!

Whilst perusing job vacancies, I came across this ad that specified:

“The normal working hours are from 9am to 5.24pm, Monday to Friday”

5.24pm? A misprint, surely!??!

Charlie says: Don’t call me Shirley!


Pic taken 25/08/12.

p.s. I am on semi-holiday so am most sporadic with my blogging at the moment! So do forgive if I don’t visit often!

p.p.s.Have a great week everyone!

The Paralympics start in two days' time!! Yay!

86 comments:

Romance Reader said...

What? Exact 5.24?

Love to Charlie!

Nas

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Score on the Airplane reference!

Gwen Gardner said...

5:24 - how funny! Whoever wrote it must have been thinking about something else at the time.

Have a great semi-holiday!

Donna Hosie said...

Not necessarily. My hours of work are 8:30am - 4:51pm.

Mark said...

Well enjoy your semi-holiday :) Those are some incredibly specific work hours too.

Oui Oui said...

Have a fine time! Will you return on 01 Sept 12 at 3:48 pm?

Helena said...

LOL
Well maybe it's 5.30 but they get so fed up with people packing up at 5.24 they just say 5.24 now!!!

Thankyou for your kind comment for Scooter, 19 years young and still full of purrs, still hugging his mousie, and still enjoying chinny rubs.

I love your pusscat photo's. Scooter can't roll right over and be 'belly up' any more, I think it hurts his back (even with memory foam cuchions underneath him!) but I love it when he rolls slightly, so I can see his belly hair, and I love it when he sleeps on his brains!

Brian said...

That sure is a strange quitting time! Great photo Charlie!

Katnip Lounge said...

Yikes! I couldn't work for an employer that anal about time.

Wait, I don't want to work at all...

Norma Beishir said...

Charlie seems to be smiling!

Jemi Fraser said...

Enjoy your semi-holiday! :)

That ad is hilarious! I wonder what happens if you leave at 5:23??? :)

Pasha said...

If the "normal" working hours are from 9AM to 5.24PM, then I've been working such "un-normal" hours!

Charlie, you're as lovely as always ♥

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

That time seems very specific!

I'm gla dyou are on holiday, Jenn--enjoy it and give Charlie some extra loving!

m.q said...

hiii Charlie!! we hope you and your bean are in good health..
forever....pursss

BoBo Salem
Meow Meow family

The Chair Speaks said...

Yes, Charlie, we can see you resting in front of the computer taking breaks from blogging. Have a great week ahead. Purrs!

Helena said...

I bet that 5:24 is accurate -- employers can sometimes be eccentric.

Have a great semi-holiday! Looks like Charlie is already in full holiday mode.

Teresa Ashby said...

That is very precise!
Big hugs for Charlie xx

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Mommy kept looking at the keyboard to see how 5:24pm could have come up and found nothing. Sounds silly and it probably is, but 5:24 sounds like "not easy to die" in chinese. Hahaha.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Mommy kept looking at the keyboard to see how 5:24pm could have come up and found nothing. Sounds silly and it probably is, but 5:24 sounds like "not easy to die" in chinese. Hahaha.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

5.24 is FEEDING time, so the humans better be home by then!!!

orbit said...

Hmm, strange- no picture showing. Maybe it's my computer??

orbit said...

Well, well, don't we look comfy!!

Al said...

forgiven!

Ciara said...

I moved to Atlanta, GA to work the paralympics in 1996, but my job was all consuming and I never made it. I hope you enjoy!

DWei said...

That's a pretty specific time to be done work. :P

Fuzzy Tales said...

How odd! I hope it was a misprint too--lol.

Are you job-hunting? Or do you just check ads for the heck of it? I always look at our HR site every Friday, when they do the job postings. Not to move--I'd never find a more lenient boss (!)--but to see what vacancies are open, who's leaving, etc. That's the only way I find out anything, no one tells me a thing. LOL.

Enjoy your "semi-holiday." I'm so close to chucking the CB altogether that this break is fabulous. I'll see how I feel after Dad's visit. Better to step back for a while, I guess, than to burn bridges. :-)

Smooches to wonderful Charlie--how's he doing?

Clarissa Draper said...

OBviously the man has a liking for the number 24. That's funny though.

Amber DaWeenie said...

5:24...Hmmmmmm???

Hopes you had a nice weekend. We have hard rain right now from Hurry-Cane I-Sick. Think I'll just go back to bed!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Charlie you look very relaxed - do you help Jenn with her blogging and tell her if she's hit a wrong key?
I once worked at a company where the electrical engineers finished at 5.19 p.m. - the clerical staff at 5.30 p.m. I never could understand it! Still that's bosses for you!

LTM said...

"Don't call me Shirley"! We love that line!!! And that ad is hilarious. Now I'm trying to imagine all the scenarios that would make one have to stay 24 extra minutes... What type of job is it?

Scratches to Charlie! <3

Theresa Milstein said...

You gotta like a job that doesn't expect overtime. When you're done at 5:24 pm, you're done.

That line from Airplane is up there with, "I speak jive."

Beautiful picture of your anti-muse Charlie. Charlie, you must move so she can type more of her wonderful stories.

Rene said...

Wow, I sure hope that was a typo. Love the Airplane reference. :-)

Lydia Kang said...

Enjoy the sem-holiday!

Bossy Betty said...

If I get the job I am leaving at 5:23 and you can't stop me! Hugs and wet kisses to Charlie!

Janet Johnson said...

LOL! That is too funny. Of course, now I'll think of you every work day at 5.24 PM. :D

joanne fox said...

5.24 is very specific!

penandpaints said...

There'd be trouble if you left at 5.23 I bet.
Happy semi holidays!
xx

Cezar and Léia said...

What a cute picture!
Enjoy your holidays dear friends,
purrs and love
Luna and mammy Léia

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

Tamago said...

9 to 5:24? I would love to know if it's a misprint or serious!! Well maybe the person who ran the ad is very very punctual :-)
Charlie, you lool very comfy and cute there. I hope you have a great new week!

Carol Kilgore said...

If it was actually, for-real, 5.24 ... I know I could never work for that company. Can you imagine!

~*Connie*~ said...

Not necessarily a misprint. Maybe the person in charge has major OCD and wanted to "warn" people upfront that little things like that matter.. some people love that sort of stuff some can't stand it

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

What?? 5:24 pm???? That is hilarious!!

Oh and Charlie I won't call you "Shirley" MOL!!!!

Enjoy your holiday!!
xoxoxoxo

William Kendall said...

5:24 PM. Now, of course, we have to know the reason!

Charlie looks, as always, quite content....

Medeia Sharif said...

5:24 on the dot sounds mysterious. Hmmm....

In that pic it looks like Charlie is coming between you and commenting. ;)

fairyhedgehog said...

5.24 is six minutes shy of 5.30, so over a week that's half an hour less than if you worked till 5.30 every day.

It does seem a very odd way to get the right number of hours, though. You'd get the same effect by working Mon - Thu 9 - 5.30 and Fri 9 - 5. Odd.

Jay Paoloni said...

No misprint, some people are very picky and fastidious about time.
Say hi to Shir... Charlie

KarenMcG said...

Charlie, you look so comfy there...that tummy is looking mighty fine.

5:24 p.m. - that is strange.

The Golden Eagle said...

5:24? Got to wonder about the reason for that!

Love the picture of Charlie. :)

Hope you're enjoying your semi-holiday!

Sherlock the cat said...

Hi there! I'm Sherlock and just started following your adorable bloggie! It's sooooo cute ;)

ABBY said...

hehehe what a job listing!
Hehehehehe

Hello sweet Charlie

purrs
>^,,^<
✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

5:24!!!! That's insane.

I was wondering when the paraolympics were starting. I thought they had already started. That explains why there has been no news coverage.

Katie and Glogirly said...

That's it. I won't work a minute past 5:23pm.
; ) Katie

Eileen said...

Enjoy your semi-holiday. It appears Charlie is enjoying himself immensely.

5:24...that is likely their excuse for not being there when one shows up at 5:30, LOL!

The Teacher's Pets said...

If that wasn't a misprinted end of work time then at least you'd know that the boss isn't boring but instead is willing to be different! Too funny!

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, talk about EXACT! Hope you have a great semi-holiday. Hugs to Charlie!

Melinda Szymanik said...

I thought I was the only one who did the 'don't call me Shirley' joke. I don't feel so alone now :)

Jasper Jazzbones said...

Oh, we'll miss you!

I love the look on Charlie's face. Hi Charlieeee!!!!

Lynda R Young said...

Have a fantastic semi-holiday!!!
and let's be honest, who really works that last 6 mins of the day?

Esme said...

Enjoy your vacation-Charlie you are looking mighty comfortable.

Maria McKenzie said...

5:24? Never heard of regular hours ending at such a strange time...hmmm...Ah, the mystery;).

Enjoy your holiday!

klahanie said...

Working 9 to 5:24, what a way to make a living...:)
Shirley you jest!
Hey Charlie, you like that award, eh?
Pawsitive wishes and Paralympic times, your way, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star xx

Lola Sharp said...

Well, 5:24 sure is an attention catcher.

Charlie has a way of never looking the least bit stressed out. Ahhh, the life of our cats. :)

Hugs,
Lola

Marg said...

That is weird, 5:24 PM. Good boy Charlie, you keep that Mom in line now. Hope she has a good break. Take care.

Ellie Garratt said...

Old Kitty! Charlie! I've missed you both.

5.24pm? Odd. Funny though!

Summer Ross said...

Perhaps 5:42 is specific for some reason like a cake party after 5pm or maybe something less fun like paper work?
Great pic of Charlie.

Talli Roland said...

Hope your semi-holiday is going well! That advert sounds like it was written by my former boss. So pedantic.

Father Tom said...

We did see a bit of the paraolympics on the news tonight. Wish they would show more here..

Charlie, you've got the life, pal!

Hugs to you and mom,
Tom xx

Au and Target said...

Well, bet nobody would forget those hours! Charlie is looking nice. Hope he's better after his trip to the vet.

LynNerdKelley said...

"Don't call me Shirley!" Haha! My hubby loves that line. So glad you're on semi-holiday. Enjoy every moment!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty - crumbs I'd hate to be a clock watcher .. certainly couldn't leave when anyone else does!!

Honestly - crazy ad - well done on spotting it ..

Enjoy the break and brief time away .. cheers Hilary

Cheri said...

Enjoy your holiday!!!

Stephen Tremp said...

Enjoy your time off. Looks like Charlie has a head start!

Jamie Burch said...

That is too funny! Hope you're having a fantastic week...:)

Pk Hrezo said...

Oooo enjoy your holiday! Hope it's relaxing. And I wouldn't dream of calling Charlie "Shirley." lol I'm trying to think what movie that's in. It will bug me until it cones to me ....

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I'm pretty sure I wouldn't apply for a job that had such a specific quitting time. I'm thinking the boss might be a little picky...

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martine said...

Just wanted to say thanks. You inspired me to go job hunting on the university website and I actually found one worth applying for (and that I was even vaguely qualified for), and applied (closing day was the next day), waiting to hear from them. But it made me feel good just applying.
much love
martine

Jennifer Shirk said...

Ha! That is exact!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Ha! That is exact!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Ha! That is exact!

mshatch said...

I heard about the paralympics on NPR. What an excellent idea. And what a strange add! Who get's out of work at 5:24p?!

Soggibottom said...

Hey Charlie ol bean, are you dusting the keyboard... your looking good as always fluffy boy.
Thanks mum X
Luvs
XXX

Jackee said...

Hmm... a joke maybe? Best of luck on the hunt!!

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

5:24 PM?? So you get 6 minutes to clean up the desk? Humans are interesting indeed!!

Noir

Margo Berendsen said...

Loved the Airplane! reference - it may soon become lost to more recent generations :(