Friday, June 12, 2009

Fun With Craigslist

OK. So the roommate and I were looking through Craigslist the other day and the roommate was complaining that there should be a separate section on there for internships. It seems like every job you click on these days ends up being an internship. At the time, I told the roommate, gentle readers, that I didn't mind so much as long as the title of the post made it clear that it was an internship opportunity. Then, even if filed under a section that I was perusing, I could simply ignore the unpaid positions.

The problem is that it's just not that simple. Every day I click on more and more headlines that seem to promise jobs and it's yet another unpaid internship. And another. And another.

excellent opportunity growing wholesale company
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-06-11, 6:20PM EDT

Unpaid Internship - Great growing wholesale company, sells linens to hotels and retailers. Also, affiliated with larger apparel company. Work directly for president of the company as an executive assistant. The position provides excellent trainging in all aspects of the business including sales, production, merchandising, and overall company management. Please email credentials including resume or other qualifications.

Um. Excellent opportunity to work your ass off for free.
If the company is growing so well, why can't they PAY the president's executive assistant? Hm?

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