yep. sounds a lot like when I was driving forklifts and doing the warehouses in the mid nineties. except the spelling test was more the people in the employment agency checking you had a pulse and then sending you out on a job.
What's scary is the last two recruitment drives I was aware of in the security industry, they generally had 18-20 applicants. None passed. Which, considering the level of the staff we had, makes one really worry about what was applying.
Giveth I believe, I honestly didn't look into it. Your 'Horse' friend my wish to google 'Mr Hands', but only on a computer that is not at work.Giving or receiving, err, asking for a horse.
Same with our Countryside team at the council where I work. One of them works in the Rights of Way team the other in the Parks & Sportsfields team. Both love it. Depends what your aspirations are. These guys are out and about all day long, one as a PROW Ranger the other basically drives lawnmowers and tractors throughout the year. Pay is bonk in local authorities but shock horror...
Pay in my council is pretty good for the role, but then you see the Pension, and your eyes light up.