Lunchtime Links: UK sandwich board man gets job, as recruiter

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Everyone knows about Joshua Persky, the notorious MIT graduate who paraded the streets of Manhattan dressed mainly in a sandwich board. Fewer people know of David Rowe, a history graduate from an unnamed UK university who has been parading Fleet Street offering to work for free.

Reuters reports that Rowe has already been offered a job by Parkhouse Bell, an 'international recruitment firm.' However, he is stalling and plans to walk the streets for another four days before making any big commitments.

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