Sunday, July 26, 2009

More Fun With Craigslist

It's been a while, gentle readers since I've shared some of the gems I've found while searching for jobs on Craigslist. This does not mean that I haven't found some fun things to pass along to you.

A sampling:

Work for free till the decide if they feel like paying you:
Compensation: Will be paid as an independent contractor in the amount of $250 - $500 / week. We will evaluate the candidate’s skills for the first week which will be unpaid, if retained the paid position will start from the following week.

Work for a (maybe) famous couple:
Celebrity couple needs personal assistant
Date: 2009-07-22, 6:03PM EDT
Reply to: see below

Celebrity couple is seeking personal assistant for a short term position possibly more.... please be organized, creative, energetic and personable. I'm sure we will get a lot of responses so if we don't get back to you please understand. you may contact us via twitter at "anoncelebcouple" or visit our blog and click contact to reach us be kind rewind!

Have a sexy accent and the job is yours:
We are looking for an energetic, upbeat individual to perform duties as a receptionist and personal assistant. This person must have an English, Irish, Scottish, Australian or New Zealand accent.

Please only apply if you have one of the accents mentioned above. The job pays $12 an hour and the schedule is M-F 8.30am through 5.30pm. There may be times when a later evening or weekend might be required.

I don't have too much to say about any of these. They just struck my fancy as I perused all the listings offering long hours, little or no pay and no benefits ...


  1. I'm unemployed in Brooklyn too and I've seen a fair share of absolutely hilarious Craigslist ads. It's sort of entertaining at first, then it gets depressing.

    Congrats on the press lately, by the way!

  2. It gets very depressing after a while, I'm in the same boat. :-)

  3. I've been reading these job postings since November and they just get worse and worse. Companies seem to create these positions with every crappy task they themselves won't do knowing they'll receive hundreds of responses from desparate new yorkers.

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  5. Why was my comment removed. It had information that could help many people who are looking for a way out.


  6. Bob-

    The comment space below each posting is a chance for people to comment on and discuss that particular posting. You have left several comments, never truly on topic, and they are all selling something (or seem to be selling something).

    This is not the appropriate venue for you to advertise or promote your company or agenda. Any comments that are deemed to be advertising will be promptly removed.

    Thank you.

  7. I truly respect your mission. I don't think helping some one to regain confedence and see clear is selling. I got laid off 3 times in the past and almost lost my place and it was not fun. If a smile can cheer-up a broken heart, how about providing practical and actual support.

    Thanks again.

  8. Bob-
    I appreciate your readership, but I expect that you will respect my blog and the other readers and refrain from trying to make money off of them. It's just not cool.