The Horror of Unemployment

Having been laid off from a job that paid $500 an hour, I am reduced to looking for work at craigslist.   Here is some actual correspondence from this week,   typos included, edited only to protect my identity.

Hello,

I am responding to your ad for a fashion, celebrity & lifestyle writer. I have been writing freelance for a tabloid magazine, and I write every day on my blog at http://godammit.com.

I would love to learn more about this job and look forward to hearing from you.

Best,
Sister Wolf
~

You seem very talented:) I like your work.

Me and a group of social media addicts launched a web site called smaknews.com, please signup to it and tell me what you think, tell me if you see your self working there.

Then send me your rate and goals.

Looking forward working with you:)

Michael Abehsera
CEO www.SmakNews.com
~

Hey Michael,

Sure, I could come up with 50,000 posts a day for your blog….but I really am interesting in earning some money from writing, since I have my own blog.

What are you paying your writers? I need to have a weekly sum, at least 50 bucks, or I can’t put my time into it. Know what I’m saying?

Thanks for reply!

Best,
Sister Wolf
~

50 bucks a week or per article? if its per week how many articles?

Michael Abehsera
~

Well, I am a bit confused about what you’re looking for!   So many of the posts at you blog are just taken from other blogs…

Are you looking for original content? If yes, I could write a couple of posts for 50 bucks.

Could we talk on the phone about this? Just so I can get a clearer idea of what you are looking for.
~

have you heard of the term social news site?
Any ways if you look at our site thats what we are like digg, reddit etc you post news from other sources, but we also have our own content.
So I am looking for original content.
Any ways for now we have enough writers starting I will keep you info for future reference, thanks.

Michael Abehsera
~

Okay, thanks. BTW, “anyways” is not a word.

Sincerely,
Sister Wolf

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26 Responses to The Horror of Unemployment

  1. Dexter VanDango says:

    Let’s start a Perpetual Emotion Machine. I’ll pay you to write for my site and you pay me to write for yours. That way we both profit.. er.. wait a minute..

  2. Juri says:

    Any ways its too bad they have enough writers starting it’s good to know CEO Michael will keep you info for future reference, thanks.

    Any ways it might be a good idea to ask him for a copy of their style-sheet and the mavericky grammar he follows.

  3. Braindance says:

    Michael sounds like a chod (English word for a big poo that will not flush)

    People who use snooty behaviour when revealed as inept, really grind on my third eye.

  4. K-Line says:

    I love it when 20 year-olds with dicey grammar have the title of CEO.

  5. I feel your pain! This looks similar to the responses I’ve gotten as well. This week, after explaining to one that I’m a published author, writer, editor, guest blogger, I was told to write articles for some freebie site “to increase traffic” to my blog. My blog is my most important body of work? They didn’t ask for writing samples from anything I had published either in print or online, just went and looked at my blog and asked for my stats. I’ll be the first to admit my blog is simply there for my pleasure, I don’t write it to get noticed. I write it for myself and the enjoyment of my friends. But apparently this is more important than those silly things that are made of paper and have words on them. (I can honestly hear them say “what are those thingies called?”) What a fucking joke! Good luck Sister Wolf!
    Cheers!
    Suzanne

  6. I feel for you, Sister Wolf! Unemployment sucks.

  7. Danielle says:

    Oh noes. At least you’re getting responses? Yikes. And I hope he takes the “anyways” to heart. SUCH A PET PEEVE.

  8. G says:

    what a prick.

  9. Deni says:

    I know why I love the English . . . they have such a way with the . . . English language: “Chod.” I’ll have to remember that one Braindance (new name for old bosswoman).

    Sister W. could you find advertisers for your blog? What is Michael Chod doing that you can’t do? Anyways (have we killed that word that doesn’t exist yet) can’t you send out a little press packet to potential advertisers? Do reviews for LA stores, fashion, style, eateries, cool places, unknown spots, uncool places, hot and cold spots, spots in the free press? Just typing out loud again.

  10. HelOnWheels says:

    Wow. SW, I’m sorry that you have to deal with nobs like illiterate, self-important Michael. Hey, maybe you should start your own SmakNews site and put this idiot out of business?

  11. annemarie says:

    I REALLY HOPE HE READS THIS.

  12. Sister Wolf says:

    Dexter – Knock it off.

    Juri – Also too, maybe I’ll just keep emailing him anyways, just for fun.

    Braindance – “Chod” is my new favorite word. THANKS!

    K-Line- Brilliant distillation of the problem.

    Suzanne – I’m going straight over to your blog. Pleasure is everything.

    Iheartfashion – Believe me, I thought of you. Shall we try for jobs as janitors or are we over-qualified?

    Danielle – Yep, and from a CEO too.

    Deni – I hate advertisers. I hate everything.

    HelOnWHeels – I like to think he doesn’t really have a business, as such.

    annemarie – Hahaha! Me too! What a fucking cunt â„¢!

  13. Dexter VanDango says:

    Sorry.

    I was just alluding to the sad fact that before the Internet there were 100 publishers and 100 million readers. Now we’re 100 million publishers who’d rather write than read. ..I would, at any rate.

    ..and any content that is free is quite naturally undervalued by the consumer.

  14. Stella Mayfair says:

    what an ass!
    how about recording a fabulous sister wolf super cunty rant as a weekly podcast? you could sell it to subscribers. i’d sure buy it 🙂

  15. Ann says:

    Anyways is among the least of his horrors. Me and a group of social media addicts? And did I detect a condescending tone with “Have you heard of the term social news site?”

    Smaknews? I’ve got his smaknews right here.

    Braindance – thanks a brazillion for “chod.”

  16. hoochiegucci says:

    I’m sorry!

  17. Mark says:

    Chod. Love it. That guy is a douche, who probably has a faux-hawk and cellulite.

  18. marmalade wombat says:

    You poor thing!

    He’s so fucking incompetent. Why does he even exist. Oh well. At least he’s only on the net and not in tangible contact with anyone. At least I know he’s not a fry cook doing unmentionable things to my food.

  19. Sister Wolf says:

    Dexter – Okie doke.

    Stella-Mayfair – Yes, a podcast would be fun! I need my kid to hook me up.

    Ann – HA, you heard a condescending tone alright, like “Hello, duh, does this stupid bitch even TWEET?!!?”

    Hoochi – I love you, it’s not you, it’s me.

    Mark- A chod with a faux-hawk and he loves the Killers, that’s what I’m seeing…

    Miss Wombat – “Why does he even exist/” I could cry with relief that you ask the question. xoxo

  20. Susan says:

    Chod. A true gem!

  21. hammie says:

    “Michael sounds like a chod (English word for a big poo that will not flush)”

    Sis; in my country this man would be know as a Floater.

    xx

  22. Braindance says:

    A floater, so good, made me chuckle out loud.

    This could be the blurb for his website of “original” ideas…

    ‘ Unlike most faeces, Michael would not sink to the bottom, forever forgotten, he just kept floating, annoying many with his chod like presence’

  23. John says:

    The term “chod” stirred a long buried memory of my 1966 Army Basic Training at Ft. Dix, NJ. There were no dividers between the commodes in the latrine there. This, I guess, was supposed to foster unity among the troops?

    Some GI must have been very, uh, anal about this, or perhaps it was the food. But one morning we found that during the night a “chod” had been deposited in a commode the size of a Nerf football. Stuck in it was a Popsicle stick with a small square of paper attached. It read, “ORGIN UNKNOWN.”

    After the humor had worn off, somebody took an entrenching tool (shovel) and broke this oddity into smaller segments, where it continued its journey to somewhere in New Jersey.

    It is unsettling to think that this memory has been stored in my head for 40+ years.

  24. oh, god, the ridiculousness of this self-important ass just makes one think “fuckwit.”

  25. I have heard a lot on this discuss, but it seems to me that your point are the best.I like the post very much.

  26. Love this ohso kool forum here is a little snippet I found thet you might like!
    If you choke a smurf, what color does it turn?

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