This was inspired by a Newspaper article about how busy various government web-sites got during the festive period. And a single Twitter tweet. So, Seasons Greetings from the curator of these things, for although he was snoozing in front of a festive TV full of confusing plot holes and timey-wimy things, his robots were quite busy.On Christmas day, 2013 (2013-12-25), there were 10,277 new postings noted by the scrapers. The majority of these (8,966) were claimed to have been posted then, although most of the rest claim a posting date of Christmas Eve (2013-12-24). There were even 35 resurrected posting, previously marked as expired.
The bulk of the Christmas postings were made by ‘CV Library (Job Warehouse Only)’, with 4,123, followed by ‘CIT’ at 2,426. Down the list dominated by Agencies/Job Warehouses one finds ‘Vicomte Bernard de Romanet Ltd’ (agent-based wine sales) with 90, and old friends ‘Kleenze’ (catalogue/agent-based household product sales) with 48. Curiously, standing out like a sore thumb, there’s ‘Nat. Apprenticeship Service’ with 48. Something for later investigation, perhaps.
The most interesting but sort-of relevant Christmas posting was by ‘Christ Apostolic Church Stockwell’ for a Youth Worker in Luton.
And so again, a belated Festive Thingy from the Archive’s disillusioned and somewhat torpid curator.