Weird freelance jobs ads

By Katharine Swan On Tuesday, February 05, 2008 At 10:08 PM

I searched for jobs today for the first time in almost a year. I'd forgotten what weird ads you find sometimes, especially on Craigslist! Check this one out:

Writer needed

I need a writer to write a short story about me driving in a lamborghini with the top down eating tons of food, with a hot naked girl. if you are interested, please send me a short sample of your writing. please write a couple paragraphs about me driving in a lamborghini with the top down eating tons of food with a naked girl. If i like what you send i will commission you to write the full piece. about ten to twenty pages. i will pay twenty dollars per page.

My first reaction is something along the lines of "WTF?!"

My next thought is to wonder why any believeable character would be stuffing his face when he's driving a hot naked girl around town.

And finally, how do you get 20 pages out of this? Maybe if the cops pull him over for indecent exposure (on the girl's part, of course). That might make a fun story. If I didn't have good reason to doubt that this is a real gig (who pays $200 to $400 for a nonsense story like this?), I might actually write it.

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Blogger Michele Says:  

I saw that ad too, Katharine, and thought it was insane! I couldn't believe my eyes. Just crazy...

On a different note, I've included you in my latest fictional link love. :-)

Happy job hunting!

Smiles,
Michele

 
 
Blogger Katharine Swan Says:  

Michele,

I love your fictional link love posts. They're all so clever!

Yeah, "crazy" and "insane" are probably the best ways to describe that guy and his post... I wonder if he really got any takers?

 
 
Blogger Michele Says:  

Thanks, Katharine!

Well, I'd love to know the answer to that question myself!

Smiles,
Michele

 

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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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