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Pickled Person
Robert Brewington was kind enough to forward me the following job listing. My email program initially flagged the message as potential junk mail, but after I looked at it more closely I realized it wasn't spam. Instead, it's a very tempting job lead.

The listing, posted by the Circus of Horrors on the British government's Job Centre site, reads:
Pickled Person
Applicants should be flexible, and happy to work in confined spaces, as one of the acts will involve climbing into a Perspex box with very little room.
According to an article in Gazette Live, it's a real job offer. The Circus of Horrors "took the wacky step of advertising the position in local Job Centres in the hope that a brave, or foolhardy person, would step forward and take up the challenge."

To see the ad, go to the Jobcentre site, and do a search for reference # STL/58537.

Here's a screenshot of the ad:

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Categories: Body Manipulation
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jul 23, 2007
Comments (3)
man, not another performing, flexible, pickle-in-a-box job... I was a big kosher dill during the Summer during High School, but hey, beer will do that to you
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Mon Jul 23, 2007  at  10:27 PM
Hmmm! Thats only down the road from me!! It's a tough choice, listening to customers whinge and moan or getting paid to climb in to small boxes. I'm gonna find me some boxes and practice:)
Posted by Iridium  in  Middlesbrough  on  Tue Jul 24, 2007  at  09:54 AM
I actually went to the Circus of Horrors a few years ago and saw this act. It was great! They brought out this large glass jar, like an oversized demijohn, with a girl inside it and then they opened a little door in it and she climbed out naked! Best circus act ever as she was hot stuff too.
Posted by Gareth Winslade  in  Brighton, UK  on  Wed Jul 25, 2007  at  08:24 AM
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