@pterodactylish Ugh, I had to do a "writing test" that required two pages of features ideas, two pages of column ideas, and three researched pitches. This was for a basic staff writer position at a (MAJOR DATE-CENTERED) dating company's crappy blog. No response to the writing test. No response to three follow-up e-mails. Looks like they got a whole bunch of free work from a bunch of desperate people out there.
@OllyOlly Interviewer thinks: "I don't want to hire this interviewee for whatever bizarre personal reason but I can't legally do so unless I provide a rationale. Quick, brain, think of a question that no one could really satisfactorily answer." Interviewer says: "How do banks make money?"
"Here's 50 cents. Call one of your coworkers."
Half of all gains are between 18 and 30? I'm 31 and earning exactly what I did when I was 23. So considering inflation, I'm going to be eating cat food by 46. Niiiiice.
@moreadventurous When people ask what I do I say "Professional e-mail writer".
I'm not sure which is worse, having a job you love working for people you hate, or working for nice people in a dead-end job that requires no skill and has no impact on anything. Both make you feel totally worthless, but in different ways. I'm currently in the latter and there is no escape.
Wait, they can afford $1,200 a month rent plus all bills and choose to live in this crazy police state of neatness? Guh? Why don't they just buy a house?
@madrassoup Yes! Why the hell is a train ticket from NYC to DC $140 one-way? The bus is $30. If they dropped it to $60 or even $80 I'd take it all the time.
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