Lies, Damned Lies and Jobsite Emails

Looking at my inbox this morning, I’m struck by how soullessly cheerful the jobsite email titles are:

  • “You’re in demand by corporate recruiters,[insert your name here]” = if you pay for our premium services, otherwise you can go hang, and even then you’re out of luck if you’re trying to move out of the public sector.
  • “10 new jobs from [insert jobsite name here]” = here’s some jobs we got paid extra to hype even though they bear no resemblance either to your posted skillsets, experience or job search criteria.

and my favourite from a freelancer website I use:

  • “New jobs/projects matching your skills” = no, not really – not even slightly really, but hey, its another opportunity to prostitute yourself more blatantly than if you were working a regular job.

Yes folks, I’m a ray of sunshine this morning. Must be the wait to see which court letter I get first – the one saying I’m free of the old marriage and can pay my last debts, or the one saying the bank wants me declared bankrupt. Funny old world.

2 thoughts on “Lies, Damned Lies and Jobsite Emails

  1. Inheritance Advice 07/10/2010 / 9:23 am

    At least you seem to be able to see faintly comic potential of these off the mark ‘solutions’. I wish someone would hunt down all those ‘freelance’ sites and close them down, where’s Rambo when you need him?

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    • ludd72 07/10/2010 / 1:18 pm

      Heh, I’ve certainly found some freelancer sites better than others in terms of how they’re run – wouldn’t raze all of them to the ground, maybe just enough to give the others room to develop…

      But yes, humour is an important weapon to deal with the frustration so that I can bounce back into the fray and not get too wound up about it all

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