Alright, This Craigslist Ad Can’t Be Real

I’m often tempted to post some of the Craiglist ads for writers. What the hell, maybe I should. Maybe I’ll make it an ongoing thing. Starting with this one.

I am looking for a female who can screen, write, respond to and set up telephone calls with potential dates from online dating websites. I am a busy Wall Street professional and don’t have time to do this myself.

The right person will be a good writer and have a passion for social media.

This job will be done off-premises using your own computer.

Part of me thinks, well, it is tedious going through all the ads. I’ll give him that. That said, I don’t see how you can shortcut it. How can someone else decide who is going to be appealing to you? The second part I don’t get at all. Someone else is going to write and respond to them for you?? Sorry, but oh god oh god would I not want to be one of the people being set up with you.

Bleeck, on his way to do something evil. Me, I’m still goofing off.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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4 thoughts on “Alright, This Craigslist Ad Can’t Be Real

  1. Me too! I read the Craigslist ads for writers because I collect reasons to feel like a loser. Did you see the ad for 300 – 500 word essays for a website? They’ll pay $2.00 for each essay. That’s TWO DOLLARS. TWO. DOLLARS.

    How is that not worse than writing for free?

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