I suppose it’s not really the government’s fault.


After all, of the dozens of questions included in its online jobs quiz, none asked whether I like feet. I don’t, as it happens. I hate them. They give me the wibblies.


Had attitudes towards feet been included, then, I suspect the government wouldn’t have suggested I consider retaining as a reflexologist. Oops. But while I won’t be rethinking, reskilling or rebooting into a career tending to other people’s trotters, the National Careers Service has plenty of other helpful suggestions for me.


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