I’m continuing to look for work. My resume has been posted up on Craigslist, which has yielded exactly two offers for employment. One seemed fairly sincere, but the would-be employer insisted on knowing my age and gender, claiming both were relevant to the project (which was research for a humor book). If those weren’t enough problems to make me hesitate, it also involved a two+ hour commute. The second one…
The second one came from someone who said they were looking to hire someone to handle payroll for a small company. They said that “payroll experience is imperative”. I wrote back saying thanks, but that I lacked such experience. I suggested I could be trained, however.
I then got back an email which said that, no, experience wasn’t necessary. All that I needed to do was buy some check blanks and envelopes, and have a computer with a laser printer. The would-be employer was hearing impaired, and would communicate via texting and the like. This all started sounding a bit off, so I ignored the conversation from then on.
Then, after a friend suggested this might be a scam, I did a little search. Lo and behold, look what I came up with. Yes, it’s a scam. I’m extremely glad I didn’t fall for it.
I continue with my job hunting, but with a renewed sense of caution. Hopefully, I’ll find something soon!