Career Opportunities

11 Apr

Career Opportunities by The Clash
(Strummer/Jones)

The offered me the office, offered me the
shop
They said I’d better take anything they’d got
Do you wanna make tea at the BBC?
Do you wanna be, do you really wanna be a cop?

Career opportunities are the ones that never knock
Every job they offer you is to keep you out the dock
Career opportunity, the ones that never knock

I hate the army an’ I hate the R.A.F.
I don’t wanna go fighting in the tropical heat
I hate the civil service rules
And I won’t open letter bombs for you

Bus driver….ambulance man….ticket inspector

They’re gonna have to introduce conscription
They’re gonna have to take away my prescription
If they wanna get me making toys
If they wanna get me, well, I got no choice

Careers
Careers
Careers

Ain’t never gonna knock

Quite fitting really. I started a new job this week in a faculty at the large state university I work at. The job is in research administration – the path I want to head down – so it is ideal. Yep, I took an opportunity to pursue the kind of jobs that will get me into the career I desire – research administrator and science writer. I couldn’t help but think of this song with the Clash and the punk movement in my head & headphones this week with the death of Margaret Thatcher.

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