Low-paying work in other arenas

By Katharine Swan On Monday, June 16, 2008 At 3:45 PM

It appears freelance writers aren't the only ones who have to put up with insultingly low offers for contract work: I was browsing my local Craigslist last night when I ran across a listing for a contract horse job. Follow the link to read about it on my Pony Tales Blog.

In my mind, this is even worse than many of the low-paying writing jobs you see online. At least the authors of those job ads can claim to be looking for writers from other countries. But to deliberately try to circumvent the local minimum wage when hiring for local work — now that is (or should be) criminal.

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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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