Craigslist job seeking jerks

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So, there I was, trying to grow my business right?

Working on posting an ad on Craigslist with a legitimate job offer so
I could get a local in-house graphic designer to help out with all the
custom graphic work needed for my video production business.

Basically, I wanted to hire someone (not a freelancer) full time. I had
a decent salary posted ($30,000 per year to start). I'll spare you with the
actual ad but essentially I was asking for people who had experinece in
print, web, and video design who had their own computer with Photoshop.
A working knowledge with Cinema 4D was listed as a plus but not a requirement.

This is when I received this email from some jerk named "Buddy":

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Hi,
Before officially applying for the position, (I have 17 years experience, including working for George Lucas)
I had a question.

I would need to bring my very robust computer with it's thousands of dollars of software installed into your
offices to be able to do this work for you?

I understand that you don't want anyone to work from home, but it sounds like you are expecting someone
to bring a piece of their home for you to profit from.

So, do I have it correct that you are looking for someone with a lot of professional experience, a lot of expensive
software and a robust computer to come work for you for $30,000 a year? Are there benefits or do I have to bring my own?

Regards,
Buddy
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And This Was My Reply...

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You sir, on all accounts, are correct.

Perhaps you (or your investment in your equipment) are over qualified. If that's the
case, then of course, you should not apply.

It's an ad Buddy. Sometimes positions aren't a good fit for either party. That's
probably the case in this situation. I believe your robust computer, your benefits,
and your attitude are best suited right where they are at...at home...looking for
a job on Craigslist.

Good luck in your job search.

Jason Anderson
iMotion Video
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Sheesh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At first I wasn't going to reply but that guy's email was so rude it couldn't go ignored.

In the end, I found it to be humorous. It just set me off a bit when I first got the email from the guy.
  • Profile picture of the author George Sepich
    That was pretty hilarious Jason. Your reply was perfect.

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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
      Good reply Anderson. Not bad for a man of such poor taste as yourself. I think hanging out with me has rubbed off on you.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jason Anderson
        Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

        Good reply Anderson. Not bad for a man of such poor taste as yourself. I think hanging out with me has rubbed off on you.
        Why do I get a sneaky suspicion that your alias is "Buddy" on Craigslist? Hmmmmmm.
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    Nice reply. I'm not sure how I would have responded.

    People are... interesting

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    • Profile picture of the author rideotm
      Poor Geroge Lucas, I am sure he sufferd from the loss...probably still is1
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  • That's interesting, because I can actually understand the guy's point of view. I wouldn't have brought my equipment to your office, either. You're the employer, so it's up to you to supply the equipment. Most people who work from home for a company are also supplied the computer.

    People who make their living using computers are usually very protective of them, especially after investing thousands of dollars and hours into them to make sure their machine is right for the job. I know I certainly am. Nobody 'plays' on my computer. I paid just under $2,000 for the machine, I've put another $1,000 into upgrades over the years, and I have at least $5000-6000 worth of software on mine. I've never priced it, but I would imagine professional video software is extremely expensive.

    Obviously, his email was rather rude, though, so I don't blame you for the stinging reply. That was very funny.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
      Originally Posted by Bradley J Anderson View Post

      That's interesting, because I can actually understand the guy's point of view. I wouldn't have brought my equipment to your office, either. You're the employer, so it's up to you to supply the equipment. Most people who work from home for a company are also supplied the computer.

      People who make their living using computers are usually very protective of them, especially after investing thousands of dollars and hours into them to make sure their machine is right for the job. I know I certainly am. Nobody 'plays' on my computer. I paid just under $2,000 for the machine, I've put another $1,000 into upgrades over the years, and I have at least $5000-6000 worth of software on mine. I've never priced it, but I would imagine professional video software is extremely expensive.
      I agree with all of this. YOU are the employer YOU should be supplying the computer and software. The guy who replied to your ad was spot on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wah Bhatti
    Nice one Jason

    reminds me of the funny Mc Donalds Job Application

    This is an actual job application a 17 year old boy submitted at a McDonald's fa
    st-food establishment in Florida...
    and they hired him because he was so honest and funny!

    NAME: Greg

    SEX: Not yet. Still waiting for the right person.

    DESIRED POSITION: Company's President or Vice President.
    But seriously, whatever's available. If I was in a position to be picky
    I wouldn't be applying here in the first place.

    DESIRED SALARY: $185,000 a year plus stock options and a
    Michael Ovitz style severance package.
    If that's not possible, make an offer and we can haggle.

    EDUCATION: Yes.

    LAST POSITION HELD: Target for middle management hostility.

    SALARY: Less than I'm worth.

    MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT:

    My incredible collection of stolen pens and post-it notes.

    REASON FOR LEAVING: It s#cked.

    HOURS AVAILABLE TO WORK: Any.
    PREFERRED HOURS: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

    DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?:
    Yes, but they're better suited to a more intimate environment.

    MAY WE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER?: If I had one, would I be here?

    DO YOU HAVE ANY PHYSICAL CONDITIONS THAT WOULD PROHIBIT YOU FROM LIFTING UP TO 50 LBS?: Of what?

    DO YOU HAVE A CAR?: I think the more appropriate question here would be "Do you
    have a car that runs?"

    HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY SPECIAL AWARDS OR RECOGNITION?:
    I may already be a winner of the Publishers Clearing house Sweepstakes.

    DO YOU SMOKE?: On the job no, on my breaks yes.

    WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?:
    Living in the Bahamas with a fabulously wealthy dumb sexy blonde super model who thinks I'm the greatest thing since sliced bread. Actually, I'd like to be doing that now.

    DO YOU CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE IS TRUE AND COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE
    ?: Yes. Absolutely.
    SIGN HERE: Aries
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Craigslist job seeking jerks

    Hey I want THAT job! I am great at finding jerks. I find em all over the place. What's that one pay?
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