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Susana Galilea  Identity Verified
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Mar 11, 2004

And you thought some translation job offers were unreasonable...

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/med/26138034.html


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Thierry thierry_lafaye
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Almost unreal Mar 11, 2004

I can't even understand. You could have slap me, it would have done the same effect

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NancyLynn
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Yes, but look at the opportunities Mar 11, 2004

"Supplement income by producing cartoons for publications and journals, or giving language or chess lessons to wealthy socialites or businessmen who subsequently may, in turn, become exceptionally close friends and patrons. "
For gold-diggers seeking rich spouses.

"Demonstrated record of frugality. "
Obviously.

"Successful applicant will inhabit a small and sparsely decorated studio, working in secret and seclusion for long and short periods of time."
Well, now... that sounds like some of those partners, above, take more time than others...;-)

It's abominable, I know. But it's West Coast, good climate, lots of tourists - betcha someone sees the "opportunities" and offers himself up for a Career Change

Nancy


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Lorenzo Lilli  Identity Verified
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! Mar 11, 2004

I can't believe it! For a while I thought this was a joke.

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Narasimhan Raghavan  Identity Verified
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This sort of thing goes on everywhere Mar 11, 2004

I have always been irritated with the idea of tips to be paid to waiters. Fortunately this tipping is not extended to taxi drivers in India.
Our hotel workers are unionized and wax eloquent on the dignity of labour. But they expect tips for services for which they get a salary. This makes them into beggars and there is no better word for this behaviour. But what about the restaurant owner, who pays them less salary and lets the client pay tips? He is a bigger beggar. As such the menu items cost the earth and the customer is to pay tips in the bargain thereby subsidizing the owner as well as the waiter.
The job advertisement in question is nothing but a blatant exploitation.
But there is one saving grace. The employer cannot object to the employees indulging in side business. He has no moral and presumably no legal authority in the matter.
Regards,
N.Raghavan

[Edited at 2004-03-11 14:05]


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Rosa Maria Duenas Rios  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:32
It HAS to be a joke! Mar 11, 2004

Lorenzo Lilli wrote:

I can't believe it! For a while I thought this was a joke.


Who would ever take this seriously????


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Tina Vonhof  Identity Verified
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Hilarious Mar 11, 2004

This is hilarious!

In short, what they really want is a CON artist.


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NancyLynn
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You said it, Tina! Mar 11, 2004

Tina Vonhof wrote:

This is hilarious!

In short, what they really want is a CON artist.


exactly right
Nancy


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Susana Galilea  Identity Verified
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made me laugh out loud...of course that was yesterday :( Mar 11, 2004

Rosa Maria Duenas Rios wrote:
Who would ever take this seriously????


I certainly didn't, not even for one minute...at least I hope it is a joke

S.G.

[Edited at 2004-03-11 19:50]


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Anthony Green  Identity Verified
Italy
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Self-description Mar 11, 2004

It sounds to me very much like someone describing their own life, as the attention to detail is clearly OTT for a job description. I liked "has irreverence for conventional aesthetic and financial standards" !

Anthony


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Charlie Bavington  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:32
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It's gone ! Mar 11, 2004

Well, whatever it was (and it sounded good) it's now been removed - I'm gutted !!

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Rosa Maria Duenas Rios  Identity Verified
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Maybe someone was hired! Mar 11, 2004

Charlie Bavington wrote:

Well, whatever it was (and it sounded good) it's now been removed - I'm gutted !!


And that is why they took the ad away!


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