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(BBC)   Stonehenge general manager sought. Duties include helping visitors, overseeing solstice celebrations, maintaining a blog on the website, giving directions to passing aliens, and rescuing virgins from the Slaughter Stone   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 40
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2013-04-21 07:25:44 AM
So £65,000 / year comes in just under $100K.  That's ALMOST appropriate for a site director position that deals with that much traffic and staff - but then you throw in the Druid nonsense and I don't know if it's worth the headache.  I'd love to meet the site manager that had the balls to tell them to fark off.

Archaeology and religion don't mix well, ever.
 
2013-04-21 07:29:53 AM
I would gladly ensure there is no virgins.
 
2013-04-21 07:34:27 AM
As an American I would immediately open a Starbucks on site.
 
2013-04-21 07:34:58 AM
i.imgur.com

"And oh how they danced
The little children of Stonehenge
Beneath the haunted moon
For fear that daybreak might come too soon..."

 
2013-04-21 07:35:22 AM
Two other duties - Must also make sure that the stones are the right height and free from the danger of being crushed by a dwarf.......
 
2013-04-21 07:47:18 AM

chaddsfarkprefect: As an American I would immediately open a Starbucks on site.


Comments like that are why I'm eagerly waiting for SIFPTP (Simple Internet Face-Punch Transfer Protocol) to be implemented.
 
2013-04-21 07:48:06 AM
Threads over, done in 4.
 
2013-04-21 07:51:53 AM

thisispete: Threads over, done in 4.


This
 
2013-04-21 08:01:49 AM
Went to Stonehenge when I was in the UK back in October. My folks really wanted me to see it sort of things. So I decided to swing by on my way back to Cardiff.

MOST. UNDERWHELMING. THING. EVER!

Seriously, I was pissed. I was glad that it was at least cheap and I beat the crowds of tourists that morning.
 
2013-04-21 08:03:11 AM
Qualifications include...
1.) Looks good in a suit (Of any era!*)
2.) Has a long work history in and knowledge of the Stonehenge era.
3.) If needed, can deliver medical attention.
4.) Has had his hands registered as deadly weapons.

i987.photobucket.com

*may require heels.
 
2013-04-21 08:09:29 AM
Work with theStones.... no. The other ones.
 
2013-04-21 08:14:21 AM
but getting asked the same stupid questions over and over and having to paste a shiate eating smile on your face. no thanks.
 
2013-04-21 08:14:45 AM
You also gotta keep the Friends of Wigner from building a singularity-shooting spaceship under it.


/I'm before than you are!
//Deal with it
///Too nerdy for three slashies
////Dammit
 
2013-04-21 08:31:45 AM
For some reason I am now wanting to find Stonehenge porn.

God damn you internet.
 
2013-04-21 08:34:14 AM
Also crucial: knowing that one apostrophe means 'feet' and two means 'inches'.
 
2013-04-21 08:44:20 AM
Have to believe in giants.
 
2013-04-21 08:47:47 AM
So knowing who they were and what they were doing is not a requirement?
 
2013-04-21 08:47:54 AM

Titanius Anglesmith: Went to Stonehenge when I was in the UK back in October. My folks really wanted me to see it sort of things. So I decided to swing by on my way back to Cardiff.

MOST. UNDERWHELMING. THING. EVER!

Seriously, I was pissed. I was glad that it was at least cheap and I beat the crowds of tourists that morning.


Did...did you want it to dance or something?
 
2013-04-21 08:52:08 AM

UNC_Samurai: So £65,000 / year comes in just under $100K.  That's ALMOST appropriate for a site director position that deals with that much traffic and staff - but then you throw in the Druid nonsense and I don't know if it's worth the headache.  I'd love to meet the site manager that had the balls to tell them to fark off.


It's £65K/annum in the south of Wiltshire. I live in Wiltshire and my accountant lives in Netheravon, about 5 miles from Stonehenge and I can tell you that Netheravon is one of the cheapest towns to live in the south of England. You can get a 5 bed house for around £250K.

The druids aren't much of a problem now. It was a problem because it wasn't policed and lots of trouble makers went. Then they started policing it, and the troublemaking stopped. You've still got to manage it, but it's more of a traffic issue.

And Stonehenge is pretty quiet for a lot of the year. Anyone who's been there once in winter knows never to go again in winter. It's really damned unpleasant and exposed. Even in summer, it's not that pleasant. I generally point people at Avebury, which has its own stone circle, but you can also see the other neolithic sites of Silbury Hill and the West Kennet Long Barrow. Then head north, past Swindon and on to Cirencester 30 miles away to see a load of Roman stuff.
 
2013-04-21 08:54:06 AM
No one makes a Halloween: season of the witch reference?

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-21 08:55:35 AM

Titanius Anglesmith: Went to Stonehenge when I was in the UK back in October. My folks really wanted me to see it sort of things. So I decided to swing by on my way back to Cardiff.

MOST. UNDERWHELMING. THING. EVER!

Seriously, I was pissed. I was glad that it was at least cheap and I beat the crowds of tourists that morning.


You sound short attention spanned. Would it help if it were somehow electronic?
 
2013-04-21 08:58:45 AM
For many years the thing just sat in the field, and you could walk up to the stones, climb on them, etc. Then they put up the stupid little fence and circled it with a pathway. It does make it *very* underwhelming. Better to go to the nearby Avesbury Circle, actually touch the stones, and then go to the nice little pub there in the circle.


As an American I would immediately open a Starbucks on site.

Tru Dat. It could only help.
 
2013-04-21 09:06:43 AM

farkeruk: UNC_Samurai: So £65,000 / year comes in just under $100K.  That's ALMOST appropriate for a site director position that deals with that much traffic and staff - but then you throw in the Druid nonsense and I don't know if it's worth the headache.  I'd love to meet the site manager that had the balls to tell them to fark off.

It's £65K/annum in the south of Wiltshire. I live in Wiltshire and my accountant lives in Netheravon, about 5 miles from Stonehenge and I can tell you that Netheravon is one of the cheapest towns to live in the south of England. You can get a 5 bed house for around £250K.

The druids aren't much of a problem now. It was a problem because it wasn't policed and lots of trouble makers went. Then they started policing it, and the troublemaking stopped. You've still got to manage it, but it's more of a traffic issue.

And Stonehenge is pretty quiet for a lot of the year. Anyone who's been there once in winter knows never to go again in winter. It's really damned unpleasant and exposed. Even in summer, it's not that pleasant. I generally point people at Avebury, which has its own stone circle, but you can also see the other neolithic sites of Silbury Hill and the West Kennet Long Barrow. Then head north, past Swindon and on to Cirencester 30 miles away to see a load of Roman stuff.


I'm surprised they don't have the whole site encased in a building to help retail.
 
2013-04-21 09:09:15 AM

mark12A: Better to go to the nearby Avesbury Circle, actually touch the stones, and then go to the nice little pub there in the circle.


If you come again, goto the Waggon and Horses at Beckhampton or The Bell at West Overton. Please. The Red Lion is a pub that only stays in business because of its location and does no credit to British pubs.
 
2013-04-21 09:27:22 AM

encyclopediaplushuman: thisispete: Threads over, done in 4.

This


You agree the thread is over, but then continue it?
 
2013-04-21 09:38:46 AM
If you come again, goto the Waggon and Horses at Beckhampton or The Bell at West Overton. Please. The Red Lion is a pub that only stays in business because of its location and does no credit to British pubs.

But, but...Red Lion has the way cool indoor well with the clear plastic cover over it and they *say* a body was once found in the well and now it's haunted and stuff....

Yeah, the place didn't knock my socks off, but they did have Old Speckled Hen on tap.
 
2013-04-21 09:51:22 AM

Deep Contact: farkeruk: UNC_Samurai: So £65,000 / year comes in just under $100K.  That's ALMOST appropriate for a site director position that deals with that much traffic and staff - but then you throw in the Druid nonsense and I don't know if it's worth the headache.  I'd love to meet the site manager that had the balls to tell them to fark off.

It's £65K/annum in the south of Wiltshire. I live in Wiltshire and my accountant lives in Netheravon, about 5 miles from Stonehenge and I can tell you that Netheravon is one of the cheapest towns to live in the south of England. You can get a 5 bed house for around £250K.

The druids aren't much of a problem now. It was a problem because it wasn't policed and lots of trouble makers went. Then they started policing it, and the troublemaking stopped. You've still got to manage it, but it's more of a traffic issue.

And Stonehenge is pretty quiet for a lot of the year. Anyone who's been there once in winter knows never to go again in winter. It's really damned unpleasant and exposed. Even in summer, it's not that pleasant. I generally point people at Avebury, which has its own stone circle, but you can also see the other neolithic sites of Silbury Hill and the West Kennet Long Barrow. Then head north, past Swindon and on to Cirencester 30 miles away to see a load of Roman stuff.

I'm surprised they don't have the whole site encased in a building to help retail.


I wouldn't want to make any more modifications to the site than absolutely necessary.  We've already figured out there's sites worth examining under the parking lot.
 
2013-04-21 10:16:04 AM
I call shenanigans on the virgin sacrifice bit. Where you gonna find virgins in Wiltshire?
 
2013-04-21 10:28:51 AM

cynicalbastard: I call shenanigans on the virgin sacrifice bit. Where you gonna find virgins in Wiltshire?


Maybe they have to import the virgins.
 
2013-04-21 10:42:33 AM

UNC_Samurai: Deep Contact: farkeruk: UNC_Samurai: So £65,000 / year comes in just under $100K.  That's ALMOST appropriate for a site director position that deals with that much traffic and staff - but then you throw in the Druid nonsense and I don't know if it's worth the headache.  I'd love to meet the site manager that had the balls to tell them to fark off.

It's £65K/annum in the south of Wiltshire. I live in Wiltshire and my accountant lives in Netheravon, about 5 miles from Stonehenge and I can tell you that Netheravon is one of the cheapest towns to live in the south of England. You can get a 5 bed house for around £250K.

The druids aren't much of a problem now. It was a problem because it wasn't policed and lots of trouble makers went. Then they started policing it, and the troublemaking stopped. You've still got to manage it, but it's more of a traffic issue.

And Stonehenge is pretty quiet for a lot of the year. Anyone who's been there once in winter knows never to go again in winter. It's really damned unpleasant and exposed. Even in summer, it's not that pleasant. I generally point people at Avebury, which has its own stone circle, but you can also see the other neolithic sites of Silbury Hill and the West Kennet Long Barrow. Then head north, past Swindon and on to Cirencester 30 miles away to see a load of Roman stuff.

I'm surprised they don't have the whole site encased in a building to help retail.

I wouldn't want to make any more modifications to the site than absolutely necessary.  We've already figured out there's sites worth examining under the parking lot.



They can always add another building over the parking lot. Connect everything together, add stores, restaurants, theaters  and meeting rooms.
 
2013-04-21 11:23:18 AM

FredRogers: Two other duties - Must also make sure that the stones are the right height and free from the danger of being crushed by a dwarf.......


Shakes tiny fist
 
2013-04-21 11:44:38 AM
Benefits include a free monument in every city in the country. Director encouraged to not study astronomy.
 
2013-04-21 12:26:20 PM
Will I have to deal with aliens claiming to be the Cailleach and their blood-sucking pet rocks?

/Old school Doctor Who obscurity
 
2013-04-21 01:18:38 PM

UNC_Samurai: Archaeology and religion don't mix well, ever.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-21 01:58:05 PM
old Nat Geo pic

push mower

formal dress for a manual labourer

the good ole days

i37.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-21 02:45:42 PM
How cute are the druids?

i.imgbox.com
 
2013-04-21 04:47:37 PM
Yeah, I'd do that
 
2013-04-21 06:59:44 PM
If their firearm laws didn't suck...
 
2013-04-21 08:56:00 PM
Sounds like a nice salary, but I don't know if it's worth dealing with all the conspiracy nutjobs.
 
2013-04-21 09:05:10 PM

Speaker2Animals: How cute are the druids?


Good question.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
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