Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Journalists and Other Waiters

Even the highest outpost of Journalism gets caught in the crossfire as contemporary modes slide farther into mere service delivery. Above is a copy of a letter I received from PNG's Department of Labour and Industrial Relations in regard to my short term employment in PNG.
Myself and my company AAP, yumi tokaut olsem mi laik wok insait lo PNG.
We asked for a three year work permit and we got a three month work permit.
When you look at the form and see what service industry servants are also signed under the 'Designation' of Jouranalist, albeit better paid and more appreciated, you realise the much maligned PNG public service has a wiked sense of humour.