Wednesday, December 9, 2009

More Fun With Craigslist

Read on, gentle readers:
Most important asset will be an attractive, positive attitude.
Varied duties:
- Reception, Phones, Filing, Printing Emails, Shipping Domestic, and International - will train
- Keeping Showroom Tidy
- Photograph Samples and Email to Appropriate Persons
- Assist with production Follow-up - will train
- Sales, Marketing - will train
- MS Office, Gmail, Outlook

If you do not know the word 'INITIATIVE' and how to practice it, DO NOT APPLY!!

Friendly, Cheerful, Willing, Open to Learning
Personal Texting, Emailing, Not Well Tolerated Unless an Emergency
No arguing about being asked to do something

We have had a run of people with poor attitudes, that disappear to text or phone someone, spend too much time on personal emails, sullen attitudes.

This is a relaxed, yet hardworking office, and we need a happy, willing, dependable, reliable, good person. Lots of room for growth.

Please tell me why we ought consider you for an interview.


* Compensation: 10 - 12 per hour, 3 month review
* Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
* Please, no phone calls about this job!
* Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

All I have to say, dear ones, is that perhaps they have had "a run of people with poor attitudes, that disappear to text or phone someone, spend too much time on personal emails, sullen attitudes" because they are not willing to pay a professional wage. Or, you know, even a living one. I know that when I have been in a similar position, working my ass off for basically no money, my attitude might border on sullen, too.

I keep seeing jobs posted where the employer is looking for a top of the line employee, but not willing (or perhaps able) to pay what that person is worth. I'm not saying times aren't tough out there, but if you are asking a lot of an employee, you need to pay them more than you would an intern!


  1. I know--brutal! I also love the ads that require top-notch skills and time commitment, then say it's an internship or pay $8-10/hr. Are we all that hard up?

  2. seriously... i worked for $15/hr and that's definitely just making it in nyc. i live in a fairly cheap area of bklyn and still, 40 hrs a week, $15/hr, it was pretty close to paycheck to paycheck. as much as i WANT a job, this $10/hr bullshit is just that, bullshit.

  3. This is why I am still unemployed after a year . I refuse to work hard for nothing. This is also why I started

  4. It is the same in Canada, people with advanced degrees sit at home unemployed and I work for $9.5 at a bakery after spending 5 yrs. at the local university, pretty sad really and I barely make ends meet. Seems that the employers have become really picky regarding who they hire and mainly rely on recommendations.