Craigslist Ad of the Day: "The So What if I Don't Pay, At Least I'm Honest" Ad

Honesty is the best policy, right?

awkward blogger needed.

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Date: 2008-10-23, 9:03AM PDT

Okay. We can’t pay you. Not even a dollar. However, we can ensure you will get some good laughs and possibly get a break from the 9 to 5 grind every once in a while. Hey, you may even have the opportunity to live vicariously through one of us and feel better about where you are at this point in your life. Either way, we need someone with the following:- awkward / inappropriate sense of humor
– basic knowledge of Photoshop
– ichat

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please check out what we have so far and send an email if you’re still serious:

  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • Compensation: no pay
  • He’s funny right? And he tells it like it is. He can’t pay us one cent. But that’s ok, because he’s telling it like it is. Besides, how many times do we get to truly be inappropriate. Now, I know from the many deleted comments here there are indeed many people who don’t mind being inappropriate with their writing. I’m willing to bet however, that when the veil of anonymity is lifted, they wish to receive payment for their work.

    Here’s a guy who is looking to load a website with funny bits and photoshopped images and he’s hoping to do so for free. Now, I saw said blog, and granted, the man is only looking for small bits of writing so there’s not a lot of hard labor involved. Also? It’s not very good, but the way I see it he’s getting what he pays for.

    And why are we looking for awkward bloggers? Are we saying confident bloggers need not apply? Are we looking for the worst writers ever? Oh I get it, confident writers want something for their work. Other than the privilege of living vicariously through someone else, I mean.

    Here’s what I don’t get about ads like this. They lay it all out for you and tell you everything they want from you. You have to have some skills and basic knowledge, right? But other than a break from the 9 to 5 (And really how does that happen? I mean if you’re not being paid by him, you’re still working right?) what does writing for this blog offer you? What are the perks? At least pretend to offer exposure or “credit”, for goodness sakes. Nothing makes me feel better about giving up the goods than false promises of glory.

    Inappropriate, indeed.

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