Okay, people, usually I try to stay positive on here and not complain about the industry but in my online perusing, I always find some schmuck that's trying to make money off of artists and pay them nothing. I've decided to post these and mock them in the hopes that maybe, employers will think twice before asking us to use our talents FOR NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I encourage you to join in the fun and post your own horrible "opportunities" --
WORST JOB OF THE WEEK
CurveWire.com is a new Los Angeles based internet startup that provides hyper-local blogs and information about what is going on in Los Angeles.
BECAUSE THAT'S NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE.
The publication will be expanding to other cities in the future, but the first city is Los Angeles. We are looking for dedicated urbanites who want to blog about anything, literally anything, going on in Los Angeles.
BECAUSE WE FIND THAT ALL THIS SUCCESSFUL NICHE MARKETING THAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING HAS JUST BEEN, WELL, TOO SUCCESSFUL.
We are also looking for bloggers who want to blog about the following topics: general news, politics & society, entertainment, fashion, the arts, nightlife & food and events. You can blog about what you want, when you want and from wherever you want.
REALLY, WE CAN? I THOUGHT THERE WERE LIMITS AS TO THE CONTENT OF WHAT I'M ALLOWED TO POST ON THE INTERNET.
The position is unpaid
and CurveWire is simply a fun and informative new local application that is meant to make Los Angeles a better place by allowing users to blog about it.
BECAUSE LOS ANGELES TOTALLY SUCKS UNLESS SOMEONE'S BLOGGING ABOUT IT.
Past writing experience is important, but it’s not required;
I MEAN, ANY IDIOT CAN PUT TOGETHER A SENTENCE OR TWO SO YOU KNOW, APPLY. IT'LL BE AWESOME.
...rather, a passionate interest in Los Angeles and what is going on in the city that is in addition to the local newspaper is required.
AS IF ANYONE READS THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER.
Potential bloggers should express their interest by contacting CurveWire at firstname.lastname@example.org and express what topic you are interested in blogging about from the list above or if you want to blog about general matters outside of the list above, simply say so.
REALLY, WE'LL TAKE ANYTHING, WE'RE DESPERATE.
If you have a resume that is readily available, please forward as well, but a resume is not required.
LIKE WE SAID, DESPERATE.