Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 8th 2014 Contents A34
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TEMPORARY RELIEF OFFICER (DELIVERY)
REPORTS TO: DELIVERY LEADER / TEAM LEADER / MAIL OFFICER
The Delivery Officer delivers mail to public in accordance with established standards, quality and
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Delivers mail to the public on assigned walks (routes) by walking, bicycle/scooter in accordance
with established standards, quality and procedures
Sorts mail in racks at office to facilitate order of delivery
Completes daily log on volumes delivered and mail under query
Logs and signs for international mail and registered mail as required
Interfaces in a polite and courteous manner with all publics
Measures and notifies the Mail Officer of the mail volume
Makes requests for drop off of excess mail
Records and verifies on a monthly basis all social welfare cheques received against social
welfare cheque listing
Conducts daily inspection of work related equipment to ensure functionality
Adheres to health and safety rules, regulations and guidelines
A minimum of Three (3) CXC/GCE O'Levels including English
Geographic knowledge of Trinidad and Tobago including a good understanding of boundaries
of towns and villages
ESSENTIAL SKILLS / ATTRIBUTES:
Communication skills, both verbal and written
Team Building Skills
Time management skills
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 24th June, 2014.
Please note that unsuitable and late applications will not be acknowledged.
Application for TRO, Delivery
Nesha Malchan (Mrs.)
Human Resource Manager (Ag)
Human Resource Division
Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation
National Mail Centre
240-250 Golden Grove Road
Trinidad and Tobago
When 35-year-old Jane first signed up to the
dating Web site she has used for about a year, she
says it was "quite overwhelming". "I was inundated
with winks, and messages, people trying to chat
with me live online, all sorts. Some will send you
detailed pictures of their penis, basically. What the
hell? You ve got a penis. Congratulations."
In due course, Jane found ways of negotiating the
sexual barrage, and went on to meet 20 or more
men; about three-quarters of those have turned into
some sort of romantic or physical relationship.
"They ve all been mini-relationships. I ve never had
a one-night stand."
Online dating is not an unusual story, but Jane
has been married for seven years. The site she uses
is Ashley Madison, one of a growing number that
caters to men and women seeking extra-marital
affairs. Deeply unhappy in her marriage to a husband
who "shows no interest in me sexually", she says
Ashley Madison turned her life round. "I don t take
antidepressants any more. And I can sleep properly.
Mentally and physically, it has changed things. I m
getting on better with my husband."
She never thought of herself as a potential adulterer.
"My dad cheated on my mum years ago, and I didn t
speak to him for years after that. I was horrified. I
thought it was the most immoral thing. But now
I m doing it, I m seeing it from a different angle."
While surface social mores haven t changed much
in recent years---politicians still play on family values,
and Ashley Madison is still banned from advertising
on British television---in the private spaces of the
web, things are moving fast.
Ashley Madison is the brainchild of 43-year-old
former sports lawyer Noel Biderman. What he calls
his "lightbulb moment" involved the confluence of
two things: the discovery that up to 30 per cent of
people on Internet dating sites were not single, and
what he describes as "a lot of professional contact
with infidelity." He worked with an NBA basketball
player who had been sold to Milan, and who panicked
when his wife announced a visit to Italy. "He said:
My Italian wife isn t going to like it. Oh my good-
Biderman wears his self-styled monicker, "king
of infidelity," as a badge of pride; behind his desk
is a plaque proclaiming, "Life is short---have an affair".
A married father of two, he claims not to follow
his own advice. So does his wife, and that s germane.
"Where we planted our flag was around female infi-
delity," he explains. "We believed that the Internet
was going to foster a whole new era in that regard."
The site is organised like a ladies night in a town-
centre disco: women can join free, men need to pay
to register. This spring it passed the 25 million member
"If you and I were charting the history of female
infidelity, we know that environment is a pretty
massive factor. When did women first start having
a multitude of affairs? It s when they entered the
workplace. They now have interesting people to
meet, they now have financial freedom so they aren t
as concerned about relationships breaking down.
They have business travel. So technology is really
the second opportunity---whether it s a past lover
on Facebook, or a future lover online, what you have
is a way to satiate appetite which you didn t have.
Technology has dramatically affected how we are
approaching sex and intimacy."
But when you talk to the people who are using
these sites, it becomes clear that this is something
more complicated than no-strings nookie. "Almost
an element of the relationship is that you re coun-
selling each other," Jane says. "It is like a really
random marriage guidance session, and then the
next minute you re having sex.
Most of the men I ve met have just been incredibly
lonely. One guy, I think we ve slept
together maybe twice in six months.
But we meet frequently for meals,
drinks, snogging in the car. He really
misses being hugged, being kissed---
Jane s experience, says Biderman,
is not uncommon: "What we were
dealing with was an intimacy void---
if you like, a passion void. And that
brings together two things. It s not
just sex. It s also understanding,
these things that are absent in their
current relationships. People aren t
running a husband and six lovers.
I think they re trying to do the
domestic situation, and one lover.
And then after a point that need
is filled, almost like filling up a car
It carries them forward, some-
times six more months, sometimes
six years, sometimes they ll never
need it again."
(Full article on Guardian UK)
The future of sex in a digital age
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