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Searching Craigslist today for jobs for the summer (as I have been doing every single day for the past month, with no success), I came across a wonderful listing for a website that is looking to expand and create a forum.  The posting was looking for forum moderators with some experience, but nothing too difficult.

Delighted that I had found a job that I would love doing, I searched for the website name that was embedded in the email to figure out what the company was before applying, and while I didn’t find anything absolutely certain, everything that came up (mostly RPG/gamer websites) looked perfectly legitimate, and I knew that I could probably fill the position, and if it turned out that they needed someone more knowledgeable than I, well, c’est la vie.

So I spent a good chunk of time writing and rewriting a nice cover letter for them, saying how wonderful I would be for the position and everything.  With less trepidation than I have had for certain other applications, I hit the send button and went on to other things.

Almost immediately, I get a notification that I have a new email.  Naturally, I quickly go to look at it, figuring that an automatically-generated response was at least better than none at all (which seems to be the common way of doing things these days), and maybe I could find out a bit more about the company and/or the application process.

Well, to make a short story even shorter, I did.  I found that out and more.

The company I had applied to is a porn site.  The automatic response requested that applicants familiarize themselves with the products on the site in order to better serve the company.  I am going to make a wild guess and say that they are not looking for moderators but rather people to look at their porn site.

In addition to the fact that I am now probably going to spammed by porn sites now thanks to my bad judgment, I have to keep looking for another job that fits as well as I thought this one might.  So sad.  I was really excited about doing something I might enjoy.  Yea, I get my kicks out of forums, not porn.  I’m weird.  I know.  I have learned to live with it.

:sigh:  Anyone hiring?

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