— From a job advertisement.
This oyaji working a vegetable stall was wearing a summer sonic staff shirt…
niryopa said: What!??!
That’s Japan. She graduated along with me from one of the best schools here. Busted her ass to land a corporate job. Got the job, and found out it is “black”. It’s not so easy for fresh graduates to pick and choose here, so she has to either quit now and leave with me, facing some difficulty getting anything corporate in Australia without much experience, or try and tough it out for a few years and then go. Either way we will both be leaving soon. Jobs that pay OK and also treat you reasonably are just too rare here.
S will be sent to a factory in the countryside in a few weeks. Three months. Working day and night. No weekends. No food provided (she has to eat convenience store bento). Somebody fucked up the project, and nobody wants to go clean it up. So they are sending a bunch of new recruits to do it. Unbelievable.
Arg. Why do I keep taking interviews at places that are too far away and then get offered the job?
Dawkins has been arrogant for years, a man so convinced of his intellectual superiority that he believes the one domain in which he happens to be an expert, science, is the only legitimate way of acquiring or assessing knowledge. All of his outbursts in recent years follow from this belief: he understands the scientific method, a process intended to mitigate the interference of human subjectivity in data collection, as a universally applicable way of understanding not just the physical world but literally everything else as well. Hence his constant complaint that those appalled by his bigoted vituperations are simply offended by clarity; feeble-minded obscurantists who cling to emotion, tradition or the supernatural to shield themselves from the power of his truth bombs.
You don’t have to be religious to find this level of hubris baffling. In his review of The God Delusion, Terry Eagleton remarks:
Imagine someone holding forth on biology whose only knowledge of the subject is the Book of British Birds, and you have a rough idea of what it feels like to read Richard Dawkins on theology.
Dawkins’ narrow mindedness, his unshakeable belief that the entire history of human intellectual achievement was just a prelude to the codification of scientific inquiry, leads him to dismiss the insights offered not only by theology, but philosophy, history and art as well."