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Default The Hiring

The advert text:
Needed soonest: Survey team members for contract survey on Venus. Survey to be in wilds. Send CV, photograph, and letter of endorsement from a member of the RE to James Fellows, Maj., RE, Ordinance Survey Director's House, The Avenue, Southamption. Specified positions available include Geologist, Biologist, Surveyor, Wildlife Defense, and Airship Crewman. Individuals with airships may apply; airship to be hired at 200 in addition to crew pay. Pay upon survey completion 150 per ea plus bonus for quality of survey. All basic needs to be provided for duration of employment. No armaments provided; individuals may be advanced ammunition from RE stocks. Full crew leaders applying may receive a finding fee upon completion. Certain individuals may receive an advance for supplies at the discretion of the OS. Serious inquiries only. Interviews January 9-13 Hiring to be completed by January 14. Departure date est. Jan 18.
Was posted in The Cornishman issue for Thursday, 7th October, 1886, and in the London Daily News and Western Mail for Friday, 8th October, 1886.

Hiring date is a friday, BTW.

Separately, same papers:
Reporters needed to accompany Contract Expeditions to assorted planets. Guaranteed first story rights, total access to mission, plus expedition pay if earned. Contact Major General Sir Charles Wilson, Ordinance Survey Director's House, The Avenue, Southamption. Reference from and permission of supervising editor of employing periodical required, as well as CV. Apply in person 7 January 1887.
Your notice of selection for interview specified that you should plan on a 1.5 year absence, and 4 months aboard.
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