I love craigslist. I love all the hope and possibilities in the missed connections, the random job postings, the grandiose descriptions of garden furniture and houses and services. Every so often, I go trolling on Craigslist for something, like a file cabinet, and end up getting distracted by something else. I spend time scrolling through listings and wondering, how are they expecting to fill a position or who would accept a position with the obscure titles they have listed - Need a change? Like a beachside office? Of course! Who doesn’t want a beachside office? But when you click on the link, and it tells you that there’s NO HYPE! NO BULL! And it’s possible to make $1,000 to $3,200 per week, how realistic is that job going to be? Last night is an example; this was the first listing under part-time jobs:
Fashion Model and Girl Friday (West Nashville)
I am looking for an experienced female fashion model both in runway and fashion shows. Minimum requirement is a four-year college degree from an accredited university. You must have a current US passport and be able to travel. I am looking for someone who is beautiful both inside and out and has a strong work ethos. You should be able to converse on many different levels of high society as well as award shows and the music industry. I do not want drama queens or individuals with issues that can interfere with job performance.
Please submit a current resume with a professional photograph taken with in the last two weeks. You will be subject to a background check and drug test.
I will start interviewing on January 6, 2014. If you are selected for an interview you will be contacted.
• Location: West Nashville
• This is a part-time job.
• Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers
I have some of the qualifications requested; I’ve never been a fashion model in both runway and fashion shows, but I do have a current US passport and I have a strong work ethos and I can hold my own at parties. He doesn’t specify if whether those conversations on different levels of high society need to not be inappropriate stories about embarrassing things that have happened to me and my lady bits.
I am thinking of applying for this job. The job listing is so vague and it's in my neighborhood, I feel like my odds are good.
I feel like if this dude is this unrealistic about what he’s going to get, he deserves to have a drama queen like me with issues showing up.
I’m also totally curious about a few things:
One: Who has a professional photograph taken unless they are a model actress type? I assume he's not asking for engagement photos or wedding photos or DMV photos. So if you’re a model actress type, of course you have a professional photograph. Stupid point. Is it code for 'professional naked photo’ and, if so, why does a Girl Friday need to be naked?
Which brings me to my next question - Two: What kind of ‘part time’ job is this? It says Girl Friday but I’m seeing nothing that says what that job will be. Yes there are qualities he’d like in a woman and yes, he’s asking for someone with a college degree but to do what exactly? I mean, my mind is going nuts with possibilities here. And yes, of course I’ve gone right to High Class Hooker or Call Girl to the Stars but perhaps it’s a spy like Alias style. That description totally could have fit Jennifer Gardner’s character on Alias, running around in tiny dresses stealing important documents and saving the world... maybe?
Husband says the job is for an Escort – and then suddenly we are in a discussion about what an Escort is verses a Call Girl. Not gonna lie, the discussion got a little weird. Neither of us has any real experience in the subject but both of us have "friends of friends" who do. And then there was a discussion about who these friends of friends were and what they did with the Escort verses Call Girl. And yes, one of the "friends of friends" was an ex-boyfriend of mine and yes, the "escort" was just a street hooker that did her business in the back alley of a bar, and yes, there was a little crying while I told this story which led to a lot of giggling and serious snorting which led to full out belly-gut laughter...
Good times with Craigslist listings.
I still don't have a file cabinet so back onto Craigslist I go. Might be worth another story. Or, at the very least, a good time for someone...
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