May 24, 2007

Now, with scare quotes!

Verbatim from a Craigslist job ad:

If you are invited to an interview, we request that you bring a "proof" that you "can get things done".

It's just crying out to be followed with, "...if you know what I mean." Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge. Office jobs never sounded so smarmy.

Dear Sirs,

It is with great pleasure that I forward my resume for your "consideration". I hope you will agree that my "qualifications" are "impressive". I take great pride in my ability to "get things done", and look forward to the opportunity to "demonstrate" my "commitment".

All night long, baby.


Posted by dianna at May 24, 2007 09:31 AM

Running with your theme, I'm intrigued that they don't want you to "be prepared to provide 'proof'" of your done-getting ability, but rather request that you bring a proof. Do they want a mathematical proof of your prowess at "getting things done?" Need there be diagrams? How might the transitive property factor into this discussion? Do you have to show all your work?

I was never very good at geometry. I would be terrible at this job.

Posted by: MoltenBoron at May 24, 2007 05:57 PM