Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I'd Rather Work At The Restaurant. Part I.

A couple days back, in the first of what promises to be many odes to Craigslist, I posted what struck me as an absurd and disgusting ad that I retitled Remove Lice from the Heads of Small Children!

The actual post read as follows:

Title: Head lice removal technician- $30 per hour (in and around NYC & Westchester)

A head lice removal service is now searching for more technicians. This job is contractor based only. You will be paid only for hours worked. This is not a part time job or full time job with benefits. This is only a great way to supplement existing income or earn money on the side. Students welcome to apply.

All candidates must be highly presentable, clean, drug-free, organized, intelligent, patient, discreet, and able to travel around the NYC area with ease and be familiar with the public transportation system.

We are looking for people who enjoy working with people and children and who are willing to put in that extra effort to ensure excellent customer service. Candidates must be able to stand for long periods of time on their feet and have the ability to pay great attention to detail and be on time to all appointments.

You must be flexible and willing to be on call as we never know when calls will come in until the day of. Day, evening, and weekend hours a possibility. All candidates will be background checked.

Send your resume with contact information along with a brief description about yourself and your availability.

Experience with hair a plus but not a requirement. We are willing to train. Training time is not paid. Send resume and contact info and a brief description about yourself.

Apparently, there is an untapped market of parents too squeamish to go to the pharmacy, buy combs and anti-lice goo and de-lice their icky kids themselves. Check out this New York Times article about Sylvia Trejo, lice killer extraordinaire. Who knows, fellow job seekers, maybe this Craigslist post is really the golden ticket!

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