Wednesday, October 01, 2008

crap job posting from a dude

Craigslist ain't so great for jobs, but it's awesome for tricking yourself into thinking you're making an effort. Also there's the entertainment value:
Amanuensis/personal assistant (Upper East Side)

Reply to: proust1871@gmail.com
Date: 2008-09-29, 9:10PM EDT

Full-time amanuensis and personal assistant to a professor and writer of fiction and nonfiction. Requirements: excellent background in English literature, strong knowledge of grammar, sharp eye for accuracy, internet competence, and congenial personality. Send c.v. with complete educational details to proust1871@gmail.com

This is an ideal job for a recent top graduate in English with interests in writing and editorial work. (For your information, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, John Milton, and other immortal writers all employed an amanuensis.)

Geez, dude, don't sell yourself short!

P.S. I suppose the fact that I had to look up "amanuensis" on dictionary.com would probably disqualify me from this position. Dang.

3 comments:

Can-Do said...

>>>Craigslist ain't so great for jobs, but it's awesome for tricking yourself into thinking you're making an effort.

very true...

elly said...

its similar to the pull of the missed connections postings every day at work, even before i check my email...

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