Articles and thoughts by Peter Holslin

Looking for a Part Time Job

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I’m beginning to feel that all of the jobs posted on and are fakes. Today marks at least the third day I’ve seen a posting for a mysterious “Part Time Job.” There’s no indication of what the job actually is, or whether company that’s hiring actually exists. No, it’s just a listing for a part time job–a generic ad for a fake job amid countless unyielding postings in a virtually jobless job market.

As I continue sinking into new depths of hopelessness, I steel myself with a certain defiance and a growing desperation. It helps that some postings are certifiably real. I’m in the middle of an interview for a curious telemarketing job right now.

And yesterday, I sent a job application to a chiropractor’s office in La Jolla. The title of the posting was curious: “Wanted: Happy Person.” I’ll do my best to keep up my spirits for the group interview tomorrow.


Written by Peter Holslin

December 1, 2009 at 10:56 am

Posted in Job hunt scams

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  1. My friend actually worked at that chiropractor’s office a couple years ago after responding to that same ad. She is an excessively happy person so I think it worked out.

    Will Parson

    December 20, 2009 at 1:55 pm

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