name of dream: organiser 5


had landed the contract to be the site manager at a shallow, open-cast mining project which would have forty or so men working on it for three, four or six months


had presented myself at the interview for the job as a modern-looking, fair-minded and innovative manager


during the interview the new approach being presented would justify the company accepting a lowering of profits to ensure they fulfilled the contract on schedule and avoided penalty clauses and the proposals would stand the company in good stead for future contracts by ensuring that when the word got out that the company gave the best working conditions there would never be a shortage of applicants


what clinched it for me was the proposal that men with wives or girlfriends would be able to accompany the men


there would be the two accommodation sites


one accommodation site would be for the women and the other for the men


the sites would be separated by about five kilometres


audio/visual communication links between the two sites


a four-day working week (monday through thursday)


on thursday nights the men would be transported to the women's site for the long week-end


sleeping and entertainments for both sites during the week and more detailed planning for the long weekends


water, food and cooking arrangements


drinks only on thursday night and friday and saturday


termination clauses for employees who didn't keep to the rules


was thinking about how to include children for a few minutes after waking




either an and or of time-tense: 1, 2, 4, 5


qod 3.8


qos 3.8




vividness: 3.5


stand-out moment: at the male camp assessing where to start the organising


the significance of the stand-out part of the dream: as the cause of dream (below)


category of dream: organisational


cause/s of the dream: thinking about how to organise a venture of similar complexity during the day


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