Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Fancy a career in privacy, or plumbing?

I chuckled when I saw this jobs advert.

It appears that those who obviously know about employment things have worked out that the target market for potential data protectors is related to those who are also interested in plumbing, electrical, gas or green engineering work.

But what’s plumbing got to do with data protection? Or electrical, gas or green engineering work, for that matter, either.

Surely, data protectors work with their minds, rather than their hands.

Anyway, when I attend tomorrow’s Privacy Officers' Supper Club in Central London, I’ll take a good look at the hands of my colleagues. If any are rough and scratched, at least I’ll have a good idea of how else they could be earning their living.