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Oh dear. "The postholder must have the ability to work ... To timekeep? How about: must be on time for work.

This isn't just normal job-description gobblydegook. It's actually wrong. Someone with the "ability to timekeep" should be employed with a clipboard and a stopwatch.

Um... isn't that part of a Traffic Warden's job? Walking round checking how much longer people who've paid to park can stay before the warden is able to go back and slap a ticket on them?

DC
Council >> > use it to mean 'Traffic Warden'. drivers for >>> breaking parking regulations?

The job of a traffic warden is outlined here: http://careersadvice.direct.gov.uk/helpwithyourcareer/jobprofiles/pr ... role of traffic warden with that of community support officer.

In many areas, traffic wardens have been abolished; there are, I think, none in London any more. Parking control is ... councils, rather than the police force. They are known by a variety of names; Westminster calls them "Civil Enforcement Officers".

And Salisbury calls them Traffic Ambassadors.
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DC
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Spot on, but only if they're women. Did 'meter maid' exist pre-Lovely Rita?

Absolutely. that was the inspiration for the song. And a meter-maid is sexless. I've never heard anyone hesitate to call the (exceedingly rare) male meter-maid a meter-maid.

I watch the US television show "Parking Wars", about the Philadelphia Parking Authority. The only time the term "meter maid" is used towards male readers it is clearly derogatory. They do not use that term for themselves. I think it unlikely any man working the job would consider the term to be neutral.
In the show, at least two of the featured meter-readers are male.
Brian

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Applicant must be 18 years of age. Does that mean 18 or more years of age?

It must be the minimum age because the School Crossing Guards that I see around seem to be all of retirement age.

That's common here, and was the case when I was at school, but all the Lollipop Persons in our village are young mums with their own kids at the primary school.
DC
Absolutely. that was the inspiration for the song. And a ... hesitate to call the (exceedingly rare) male meter-maid a meter-maid.

I watch the US television show "Parking Wars", about the Philadelphia Parking Authority. The only time the term "meter maid" ... job would consider the term to be neutral. In the show, at least two of the featured meter-readers are male.

Orlando does have parking meters in some areas, and meter readers do walk around checking meters and writing tickets, but most of the parking control is done from a vehicle. The parking control officers (I have no idea what term they use to describe themselves) ride around in a small vehicle that is like an enclosed golf cart. They have a long pole with a bag of chalk at the end.
In areas where there is no actual meter, but parking is restricted to a particular block of time (one hour, for example), they dab a parked car's tire with the chalk bag. They return in an hour and, if the chalk mark is in the same position, the car is ticketed.

Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
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Hidden security cameras could be mounted in the poles of ... assaulted crossing patrol staff or ignored their demands to stop.

Blimey. Who would assault a lollipop person?

A strikebreaker working for the Witch of the East?...r

A pessimist sees the glass as half empty.
An optometrist asks whether you see the glass
more full like this?...or like this?
Looks more like a milkman.

This may have been mentioned here already, but security cameras are being fitted to the "lollipops": http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/3042608/Lollipop-camera-scheme-to-be-rolled-ou t-nationwide.html Hidden security ... were reported to councils last year and dozens of lollipop staff needed hospital treatment after being hit by cars. ..

Outrageous! This should result in industrial action by the Lollipop Guild to demand safer working conditions.
This may have been mentioned here already, but security cameras ... staff needed hospital treatment after being hit by cars. ..

Outrageous! This should result in industrial action by the Lollipop Guild to demand safer working conditions.

Who represents the Lollipop Guild?
Brian

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Outrageous! This should result in industrial action by the Lollipop Guild to demand safer working conditions.

Who represents the Lollipop Guild?

I don't know, but perhaps this is the Guild Song:
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Peter Duncanson, UK
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