Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I know the economy is shit, but seriously?


In case you can't read it:
Experienced web administrator with writing and editing experience. Full responsibililty for site development, production,content, usage and design. Responsible for design, layout and format for all in and out of house communications.


Translation:
I have unreasonable expectations and no real idea of how creatives work. Please be a talented graphic designer, site developer, writer and editor all in one, and please be idiotic enough to overlook the fact that those are four separate positions. But don't be so idiotic that you'll forget to proofread my emails and job postings -- that YOUR "responsibililty." Oh, and rather than paying you a significant salary that reflects the significant burden I'm placing on you with no real opportunity for success, I'm just going to give you $40k. Maybe $45k, but only if you're really, really good. Any takers?

9 comments:

Confessionelle said...

That's horrible, but I think most people post those idiotic job listings only on craigslist. It's unprofessional and for most small businesses where they need you to wear various hats for little pay.

Phil said...

Wow, that's beyond lame. That's like saying "Hey I want to be a boss, but I suck at it so here, YOU do all the work."

Marie said...

You've actually described a big portion of my job. And no I'm not joking.

Bayjb said...

There are several pieces of this I can relate to. But the fact that this applicant will have to do the job while the boss looks good sure is written well.

RebeccaC said...

RUUUUUNNNNNN from that one. I think I'd be more likely to answer one of those signs along the highway looking for a "real estate trainee" with $15k/month earning potential. Dream on...

ablogofherown.wordpress.com said...

Unfortunately the majority of positions that I've seen have been very similar to this.
It sucks for a currently un-employed recent graduate such as myself.

Brick Cedar said...

The label was great.

The Constant Complainer said...

Great post. Some of those job listings are so ridiculous. I've never found craigslist to be a reliable resource for most of them.

hautepocket said...

I'd just like to take this moment to say JOB HUNTING IS AWESOME.

Kill me.

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