Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Motivated Self-Starter

I've been on the job hunt lately, and one phrase I keep coming across in postings, written by potential employers and low-paid secretaries alike, is "seeking an energetic and motivated self-starter for immediate hire."

This has gotten me wondering...what on earth is a self-starter? Do all these people really just want to rent a lawnmower?

1 comment:

Ben said...

I think the English equivalent is 'pro-active and self-motivating'

which is worse, I think - although it does sound less like something written on the side of an outboard motor