The contradictions of work

Today's style of blog is a first for me. I was driving past a billboard just before the M9/M8 interchange on the outskirts of Edinburgh when I came across an advertisement making clear reference to work, the many looming office Christmas parties and obviously alcohol.

If you can't see the small writing it says, "enjoy the contradiction", i.e. suggesting work is not a party, but for a few hours it could be if you consume enough alcohol.

The message of the advertisement can quite clearly be interpreted in several ways, but for someone who tries to teach about the nature of work, i.e. often tedious, contradictory and alienating (not necessarily in that order!) it could quite possibly become a teaching aid. However, what does the advertisement mean to you?

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