Living Well

That was an actual question posed to me in an interview for a Security Officer position at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in September 2008.


But I was not asked the question in the same manner as anyone else who interviewed for that same position.

Putting aside that this was the third time in 4 years that I had applied for the position, because people didn’t stay in it for much more than a year. because that was just how much I wanted the job. I kept trying to get this specific one, because I thought it was one I could retire from and those types of jobs, rarely came up inside the government.

I worked within the Federal Government of Canada for 13 years and I think at a record seven departments. Most people are hired and retire from the same one department, often in the same…

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