Wordless Wednesday: This about sums it up

NS April 7th, 2010

Ad seen on the ‘Writing/editing jobs’ section of Craigslist this morning:

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From Screen Captures

It’s kind of hard to read, even once you’ve enlarged it so here’s what it says:

Hi guys,

I need some excellent copywriters but I can’t afford to pay you or anything crazy like that, so I’d like you to work for free to help set up the business that’ll make me rich. At this point, we’ll *definitely* pay you, or give you credit, or something.
You must submit a minimum amount of work, be in contact 24/7 and give up all rights to your writing.

Also I’d like someone to do my tax returns. Again I cannot afford to pay you but I’ll make sure your name goes on the bottom of it.

(p.s: This could definitely/possibly lead to regular work in higher paid markets, where you can earn up to £0.30 per 20,000 word article!)

  • Location: UK
  • Compensation: Don’t be silly!
  • Telecommuting is ok.
  • 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.


5 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday: This about sums it up”

  1. Deer Baby says:

    Was it an April Fool? Actually sounds a lot like my job as a freelancer!
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    NS Reply:

    @Deer Baby, Oh yeah, it was definitely a joke. A great one! It’s even funnier if you read ads for writers on a regular basis because a LOT of them really do sound like this. It’s so insulting!

  2. That is absolutely hysterical!! I wonder if I could run an add looking for a maid I do not intend to pay but will be nice to? What do you think? Would I get any takers? :)
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    NS Reply:

    @Upstatemomof3, *Snort* Yeah, I’d like to see anyone else try to get someone to work for free besides writers! Oh, and mothers. So if you’re a writing mother you’re screwed!

  3. Susie says:

    LMAO! And I bet he gets people to do it!
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