UP : Britain (Pacific)
There were jobs to be had on the city of
side yesterday evening. Joel Ramsboth, one of Britian's finest
farmers, had a bountiful crop this season, and needed help
with the harvest.
"My lettuce and carrots and squash did right well this year,"
said Farmer Joel, "So well, in fact, that I needed help, so I had the town criers
give out my call for part-time employment." Shortly after the town criers began their
call, Farmer Joel was swamped with people at his farmhouse looking for work.
"I was amazed at the response, says Joel. I had to run out and stop the town criers
almost immediately because nearly a half dozen people showed up in just a few moments. We
even got some Virtue Guards in the bunch, but I was really looking for some of the newer
citizens of Britannia, the ones that can't go out battling fierce creatures yet to gain
treasure. I don't offer much to a veteran, just 400 pieces of gold, but that's a very good
wage for a few hours work to someone new in the land."
Farmer Joel's part-time apprentices got to work immediately,
hand-picking the vegetables one-by-one from the long rows of lettuce, carrots and squash
in Joel's north fields. "I can usually get all the picking done myself," said
Joel, "but this year I was blessed with a bountiful load of crops. I just couldn't
handle the load myself, and," Joel says with a chuckle, "I am getting on in
years. I'm not the spring chicken I once was."
There seems to be no shortage of people seeking
employment in Britannia, and anyone seeking to hire others for some of their day-to-day
work should have no problem finding people to fill their job positions.
"Its good to see that there are plenty of hard-working citizens
around," says Joel, "I even had two or three of my workers tell me I could call
on them anytime for any job. If I have the same kind of crop next season, you can bet I'll
do just that."
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Thursday, March 26th 1998