The first I suspect of many Bermuda Shorts
- wry and sardonic tales of living on a rock in the Atlantic Ocean.
Historically Bermuda's Police and Fire Service was made up of British ex-pats but over time Bermudians have been totally employed in these sectors. Catching my beady eye recently was an article stating that the Bermuda Fire Service was on a recruitment drive, all good news in this economy one would think.
There were 16 positions available and over 150 people applied. However only 10 were offered jobs because remarkably 30 failed urine and hair sample tests for marijuana and other drugs, and up to 60 were unable to pass rudimentary literacy and numeracy tests. Others were instantly turned away because of obesity and other health issues.
Let's hope I never have a cat caught in the tree.