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(Some Journalist)   "Great job for someone who is starting out, needs a change of pace or wants to hide from people they have pissed off. Will consider providing room and board to right candidate while you are getting settled"   (journalismjobs.com) divider line 63
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2013-11-23 08:28:26 AM
media.expedia.com

Oh, also haunted...like *super* haunted.
 
2013-11-23 09:03:40 AM
they surely need someone who can.
 
2013-11-23 09:51:57 AM
Hey look--jobs for English majors!
 
2013-11-23 09:54:43 AM
Wow, a degree in journalism nets you a job making $15-20K per year as a hotel desk clerk that gets to do part-time writing.
 
2013-11-23 10:28:20 AM
If I ever pissed someone off bad enough that I needed to consider hiding out in West Virginia, I think I'd just let them kill me
 
2013-11-23 10:52:28 AM
Wow, $15k/year for a job running the evening desk at a hotel where you're required to write a community newsletter on your downtime?

And they say print journalism is dead.
 
2013-11-23 11:40:17 AM
Had no idea there were enough journalism jobs to support an entire site to them.
 
2013-11-23 11:41:29 AM
Sounds like the beginning of a horror story.

Kind of like a Salem's Lot/The Shining mashup.
 
2013-11-23 11:41:56 AM
FTA newspaper/ newsleter

Sigh....
 
2013-11-23 11:42:01 AM

Fubini: Wow, a degree in journalism nets you a job making $15-20K per year as a hotel desk clerk that gets to do part-time writing.


The job goes to the applicant who correctly copyedits the job posting.

/how long before someone denounces everyone who turns down that job as lazy?
 
2013-11-23 11:43:06 AM
Do I have to bring my own weapons?
 
2013-11-23 11:43:52 AM
Compliment/complement. They should have hired somebody to write the ad.
 
2013-11-23 11:44:32 AM

CaptainBeer: Do I have to bring my own weapons?


Yes. Haven't you done this before?
 
2013-11-23 11:44:43 AM

HomerButt: Sounds like the beginning of a horror story.

Kind of like a Salem's Lot/The Shining mashup.


Hell's yeah. there's a whole wall of horror at the video rental dedicated to this scenario. wonder if they are luring in a victim or looking to become one.
 
2013-11-23 11:45:22 AM

cryinoutloud: Hey look--jobs for English majors!


TAKE THAT, MOM AND DAD!

Imma get a BIG KID'S JOB with my book learnin' degree!!!
 
2013-11-23 11:46:53 AM
So Drew is opening an outpost of Fark?
 
2013-11-23 11:47:19 AM

Gergesa: FTA newspaper/ newsleter

Sigh....


You need to have a sence of humor about that sort of thing.
 
2013-11-23 11:47:28 AM

Bondith: /how long before someone denounces everyone who turns down that job as lazy?


You're all lazy good for nothings who refuse to pull yourselves up by the bootstraps and do an honest day's labor for an honest day's wage.  Why when I was your age, we dreamed of being lucky enough to have such an opportunity present itself.  You kids these days, you are spoiled rotten with unrealistic wage expectations.
 
2013-11-23 11:50:20 AM

Ivo Shandor: Gergesa: FTA newspaper/ newsleter

Sigh....

You need to have a sence of humor about that sort of thing.


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2013-11-23 11:50:40 AM
I'm going to apply. I'll let you know what happens.
 
2013-11-23 11:52:18 AM

KrispyKritter: HomerButt: Sounds like the beginning of a horror story.

Kind of like a Salem's Lot/The Shining mashup.

Hell's yeah. there's a whole wall of horror at the video rental dedicated to this scenario. wonder if they are luring in a victim or looking to become one.


What's a video rental?

You mean, like a red box? People sill use those?
 
2013-11-23 11:53:25 AM
Meh, something like this has been around for years:

French Foreign Legion
 
2013-11-23 11:54:21 AM
Sounds like a decent gig for an aspiring writer.  Or post college slacker.  Room and board included?  Minimal work?  It's not like this is a 500 room holiday inn.
 
2013-11-23 11:55:20 AM

leevis: Compliment/complement. They should have hired somebody to write the ad.


Although the ad does, in fact, compliment the local paper, at the end of that paragraph.
 
2013-11-23 11:59:16 AM
Does being a total drunk with anger management issues score me extra points? Oh, and I aspired to becoming a writer, as well as an assassin, whichever pays the best..
 
2013-11-23 12:01:56 PM
eclecticallyyours.typepad.com
 
2013-11-23 12:02:22 PM

Super Chronic: leevis: Compliment/complement. They should have hired somebody to write the ad.

Although the ad does, in fact, compliment the local paper, at the end of that paragraph.



Touche
 
2013-11-23 12:02:23 PM

snuffy: they surely need someone who can.

 
2013-11-23 12:09:39 PM
I have 2 nephews that just finished college. They are living at home with their parents while they look for jobs, so I sent them the link. One was a journalism major who'd like to write a novel-- I figure this would be a great basis for that!
 
2013-11-23 12:14:20 PM

sendtodave: CaptainBeer: Do I have to bring my own weapons?

Yes. Haven't you done this before?


Only once, I would bet. And even worse, i doubt they could guarantee anyone's safety.
 
2013-11-23 12:16:55 PM
Writer will have some fleibility in schedule

Fleib might not be SFW. But at this job, we schedule around your onanism!
 
2013-11-23 12:22:02 PM
From the position description:and dealing with self promoting "pillars of society."

You mean like the owners of a certain inn?
 
2013-11-23 12:23:23 PM

Gergesa: FTA newspaper/ newsleter

Sigh....


Also, it should say "complement" not "compliment", "sense" instead of "sence", and finally, "flexibility" is misspelled
 
2013-11-23 12:30:24 PM
What if I have a history of violence?
 
2013-11-23 12:35:18 PM
Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  $15,000 to $20,000

$9.62 an hour at best.  That's probably upper middle class in West Virginia.
 
2013-11-23 12:46:37 PM
Mus have sum good edertorail skill and can English good.
 
2013-11-23 12:51:43 PM

Stone Meadow: What if I have a history of violence?


List it as a skill.
 
2013-11-23 12:51:45 PM

HomerButt: Sounds like the beginning of a horror story.

Kind of like a Salem's Lot/The Shining mashup.


Damn you! Exactly what I was thinking. And the person "hiding out" was a former contract killer for the Mexican mob. And the old man who owns the hotel and who sits in a wheelchair in the back office has a strong German accent and is constantly muttering under his breath about "verdammt Juden".
 
2013-11-23 12:57:37 PM

Gergesa: Bondith: /how long before someone denounces everyone who turns down that job as lazy?

You're all lazy good for nothings who refuse to pull yourselves up by the bootstraps and do an honest day's labor for an honest day's wage.  Why when I was your age, we dreamed of being lucky enough to have such an opportunity present itself.  You kids these days, you are spoiled rotten with unrealistic wage expectations.


I don't think I've ever ran into this stereotype of the overbearing boomer that lectures on a job market he doesn't understand. Sure this is an anecdote, but my father (for example) is fully aware that jobs are not as easy to come by these days and doesn't lecture about the "laziness" of people having trouble finding a job (except to my little brother, but that's a different story). I think almost everyone now realizes that the days landing a good by simply by showing up at a business with a suit, a resume, and a strong handshake are just about over.
 
2013-11-23 12:57:48 PM

Pincy: Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  $15,000 to $20,000

$9.62 an hour at best.  That's probably upper middle class in West Virginia.


$15k + room and board is kinda killer, actually. About a grand a month is nowhere near my booze, smokes, clothes, banjo strings, and hookers budget.

/applied for the job
//wrote the most intriguing little thing instead of posting my resume, as my resume has nothing to do with the position.
 
2013-11-23 01:00:37 PM

Frank N Stein: Gergesa: Bondith: /how long before someone denounces everyone who turns down that job as lazy?

You're all lazy good for nothings who refuse to pull yourselves up by the bootstraps and do an honest day's labor for an honest day's wage.  Why when I was your age, we dreamed of being lucky enough to have such an opportunity present itself.  You kids these days, you are spoiled rotten with unrealistic wage expectations.

I don't think I've ever ran into this stereotype of the overbearing boomer that lectures on a job market he doesn't understand. Sure this is an anecdote, but my father (for example) is fully aware that jobs are not as easy to come by these days and doesn't lecture about the "laziness" of people having trouble finding a job (except to my little brother, but that's a different story). I think almost everyone now realizes that the days landing a good by simply by showing up at a business with a suit, a resume, and a strong handshake are just about over.


Easily 2/3rds of the Boomers I've met are like that. To them the rules haven't changed since 1982.
 
2013-11-23 01:02:15 PM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Frank N Stein: Gergesa: Bondith: /how long before someone denounces everyone who turns down that job as lazy?

You're all lazy good for nothings who refuse to pull yourselves up by the bootstraps and do an honest day's labor for an honest day's wage.  Why when I was your age, we dreamed of being lucky enough to have such an opportunity present itself.  You kids these days, you are spoiled rotten with unrealistic wage expectations.

I don't think I've ever ran into this stereotype of the overbearing boomer that lectures on a job market he doesn't understand. Sure this is an anecdote, but my father (for example) is fully aware that jobs are not as easy to come by these days and doesn't lecture about the "laziness" of people having trouble finding a job (except to my little brother, but that's a different story). I think almost everyone now realizes that the days landing a good by simply by showing up at a business with a suit, a resume, and a strong handshake are just about over.

Easily 2/3rds of the Boomers I've met are like that. To them the rules haven't changed since 1982.


Yeah, I'm sure they're out there. I guess this has more to do with me being from a rust-belt blue collar family. They were fully exposed to the shifting job market.
 
2013-11-23 01:08:41 PM

Sybarite: [media.expedia.com image 350x263]

Oh, also haunted...like *super* haunted.


Is the haunting itself super in some way or all the ghosts the ethereal remains of superheroes?
 
2013-11-23 01:11:37 PM

Goimir: Pincy: Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  $15,000 to $20,000

$9.62 an hour at best.  That's probably upper middle class in West Virginia.

$15k + room and board is kinda killer, actually. About a grand a month is nowhere near my booze, smokes, clothes, banjo strings, and hookers budget.

/applied for the job
//wrote the most intriguing little thing instead of posting my resume, as my resume has nothing to do with the position.


Not to worry; people in WV seem to win the Powerball frequently.
 
2013-11-23 01:13:12 PM

Goimir: Pincy: Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  $15,000 to $20,000

$9.62 an hour at best.  That's probably upper middle class in West Virginia.

$15k + room and board is kinda killer, actually. About a grand a month is nowhere near my booze, smokes, clothes, banjo strings, and hookers budget.

That and you're not going to pay much income tax on that 15K, if any.

/ Had a "job" for 5 years when I was just out of college that was free room and board, health insurance, and $100 monthly stipend
// 'twas awesome
/// CSB
 
2013-11-23 01:14:23 PM
The Flies have their own ferry landing!  Or perhaps it means the landing is fly?  We'll need a journalist with a [sic] sence of humor and all that to report back to us.

www.greatohioriverrelay.com
 
2013-11-23 01:25:58 PM

Goimir: $15k + room and board


It's 15k and they will "consider" room & board "while you are getting settled".  Pretty clear there isn't long-term room & board in the equation, but short term might be negotiable.

The main reason I wouldn't recommend a job like this (except to someone who is mainly looking for the experience itself) is that it's not a good idea to get a job that isn't part of the core needs of the company. For example, a hotel needs cleaning staff and maintenance and people to work the desk just to keep the hotel in business.  They don't need a writer - especially since there's no direct monetary revenue from the product of the work, it sounds like it's just going to be a perk for the guests.

Businesses may experiment in new areas when times are good, but when times turn bad, jobs like this are the first to go.
 
2013-11-23 01:29:09 PM

Stone Meadow: What if I have a history of violence?


No one from your past will find you. It's cool. Just don't lose your temper, OK?
 
2013-11-23 01:40:41 PM
That is exactly what I say I'm looking for after every election season.
 
2013-11-23 01:42:14 PM

The Smails Kid: Goimir: Pincy: Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  $15,000 to $20,000

$9.62 an hour at best.  That's probably upper middle class in West Virginia.

$15k + room and board is kinda killer, actually. About a grand a month is nowhere near my booze, smokes, clothes, banjo strings, and hookers budget.
That and you're not going to pay much income tax on that 15K, if any.

/ Had a "job" for 5 years when I was just out of college that was free room and board, health insurance, and $100 monthly stipend
// 'twas awesome
/// CSB


I honestly wouldn't mind playing banjo for room and board 2 nights a week in a bed and breakfast somewhere. Hell, I'd even cook a few nights besides.
 
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