Spotted recently on the Internet job site Workopolis, an enticing offer. The employer first posed a few questions of job seekers. "Do you want to work in a place where you feel you belong? Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? Do you want to work in a place where your creativity is promoted and challenged on different levels? Do you want to be supported by a professional management team? Do you want to work with the best of the best? Do you want to be proud of what you do? If this sounds like you and you know what it takes to become a part of our team, then apply to the position posted below."
Wow, sounds like a dream come true. The company posting the job is Comcare Health Services and the position being offered was located in Kingston, Ont., in the health care field. Comcare bills itself as one of Canada's leading providers of community health programs and services to public, industrial and individual markets. So what was the position exactly? Part-time at the Kingston Penitentiary in the Urine Collection department. The main responsibility is to collect urinalysis specimens from inmates.
Onward And Upward Conrad Black biographer Richard Siklos continues his upward progress through the American business media world with his move to Fortune magazine. Last week the magazine's managing editor, Andy Serwer, announced that the Toronto native is joining the powerhouse magazine as an editor-at-large in early August. Mr. Siklos is the author of Shades of Black: Conrad Black and the World's Fastest Growing Press Empire, published in 1995, and its sequel Shades of Black: Conrad Black, His Rise and Fall, published in 2004 The latter was adapted as a TV movie and was broadcast in Canada and Britain. He has been covering Lord Black's criminal trial in Chicago for The New York Times, where he is corporate media correspondent. Before joining the Times, Mr. Siklos was a freelance columnist for London's Sunday Telegraph, once one of Lord Black's newspapers. In the list of journalistic credentials accompanying Mr. Siklos' appointment to Fortune, there was one omission, however. Nowhere did it mention where he got his start - as a staff writer with the now defunct Financial Times of Canada.