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What are the three core skills a new digger needs
#21
Quote:Not every archaeological job requires a driving licence surely?
That's true but if you don't have a driving licence then what are you restricted to 1. being employed and 2. can only go to jobs that somebody else has probably arranged. Would you say that they were predominantly post application excavation? And probably long stay within largish teams. If you survive the five years into supervisor-project officer-manager you will have very little experience of picking up clients and dealing with writing wsi for them let alone taking out any professional indemnity insurance. Commercial archaeology is littered with such people, in fact I would say that there are still a disproportionate number without a driving licence living off a fantasy that being a passenger and organising car sharing is as good as being in a union. Let me guess Liberal democrat, communist or something in between? What you want to ask is why any capitalist pig would want to have such none self reliants on the pay roll ?
.....nature was dead and the past does not exist
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#22
RitualCoconut Wrote:I never perfected the trowel-twizzling skill- bit flashy for my catholic tastes...

Flipping a fag into your mouth every time was a good alternative for thinking you'd impressed the opposite gender... Big Grin
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#23
Dinosaur Wrote:Flipping a fag into your mouth every time was a good alternative for thinking you'd impressed the opposite gender... Big Grin
if you aint a single man i will eat my trowel
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers
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#24
sod the driving - if you once fell over a trowel you can have a job so long as you dont care where and for how long. uber units are currently loosing as many as they are hiring and hiring fewer than they need in the field. looks like a fine summer for travellers
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers
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#25
P Prentice Wrote:if you aint a single man i will eat my trowel

Do I need a certificate? Big Grin ...your dentist may be in luck... }Smile

It may be a slightly sad reflection on the ladies, but it did, ahem, occasionally work... Cool ...only occasionally though...
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#26
Marc Berger Wrote:That's true but if you don't have a driving licence then what are you restricted to 1. being employed and 2. can only go to jobs that somebody else has probably arranged. Would you say that they were predominantly post application excavation? And probably long stay within largish teams. If you survive the five years into supervisor-project officer-manager you will have very little experience of picking up clients and dealing with writing wsi for them let alone taking out any professional indemnity insurance. Commercial archaeology is littered with such people, in fact I would say that there are still a disproportionate number without a driving licence living off a fantasy that being a passenger and organising car sharing is as good as being in a union. Let me guess Liberal democrat, communist or something in between? What you want to ask is why any capitalist pig would want to have such none self reliants on the pay roll ?

It's like you're inside my head :p

You're a hard man Mr Berger.

And even though you don't deserve it, I know you like them so.......................:o):o)

Don't say I don't give you anything.
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#27
so its agreed, driving is core.
.....nature was dead and the past does not exist
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#28
Marc Berger Wrote:so its agreed, driving is core.

You're learning :face-approve:
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P Prentice Wrote:sod the driving - if you once fell over a trowel you can have a job so long as you dont care where and for how long. uber units are currently loosing as many as they are hiring and hiring fewer than they need in the field. looks like a fine summer for travellers

And to think you get people saying there's no future as an archaeologist!
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#30
RitualCoconut Wrote:And to think you get people saying there's no future as an archaeologist!

Well MY career is certainly in ruins! Big Grin

Unless you get lucky, most sites are hard to get to without wheels. It's all about having as many strings to your bow as possible.
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