Elimination technique

November 23, 2007

Yes, do come in, Mr Gunnell. Welcome to the University of Poppleton. Please take a seat. Let me begin the proceedings by introducing the appointments committee. My name is Jamie Targett, director of corporate affairs. On my left is the vice-chancellor and chief financial officer, and here on my right I have Mr Lodge and Ms Davis and Mr Clitheroe and Ms Homans and Mr Reeves from Human Resources.

Good afternoon.

Mr Gunnell, let's get straight to the point of the interview. I understand that you have some considerable experience of landfill techniques.

Indeed, I have.

Perhaps you'd be good enough to tell the committee the optimal type of soil that you might select for such applications.

In my view it should have a preponderance of clay.

Very good. And I understand that you're also thoroughly au fait with the process of composting and decomposition?

Oh yes. I have a particular interest in microbic degeneration.

Excellent. Let me now turn to your expertise in the area of incineration. You're aware of the latest advances in this area?

Certainly, I've recently spent some time studying the process of pyrolysis.

Most satisfactory. I wonder if anyone else has any questions. No. Well, then, Mr Gunnell, no need to beat about the bush. You appear to have satisfied the committee with your responses.

Good.

And I'm therefore delighted to offer you the position of deputy librarian. I understand you can start on Monday week.

That's right.

Excellent. Perhaps you'd like to report in the first instance to the Head Librarian, who will start you off on your first task - which, if my memory serves me right, will be the philosophy stack. Now, any questions you'd like to ask us?

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