another job prospect, another scam

screw you la

What is it with this fucking town? Does anyone actually do any real work, or is it an endless cycle of scams? 100% of the job interviews I’ve had so far have been scams. 100%!!! I responded to a craiglist ad about working as an extra today, only to find myself in a shitty office tract in the middle of nowhere. When I arrived (10 minutes early) the dude was in his office angling a fan at the ceiling and vacuuming at full blast, presumably in an effort to get rid of the thick stench of cigarette smoke. I actually laughed out loud when I saw this because I knew I was fucked. I shook his hand, and he handed me a clipboard and told me to write down my name and contact info. Before writing anything I asked him if there were any fees. “Of course there are fees! There are fees for everything, always. There are fees for gas!” Not the most reassuring, professional response I could have imagined. I informed him that I couldn’t pay to work. “We can get you work where you don’t have to pay upfront, and then you pay us after. It’s all on our website”. Thanks, but no thanks I said. “Don’t be an IDIOT! You have to be willing to invest to be able to make money!” he said, and that’s when I smiled and said no thanks and walked out. The dude followed me down the hall, then out of the office building and onto the sidewalk. “Don’t be so STUPID! THIS IS WHY YOU DON’T HAVE A JOB! THIS IS WHY YOU’LL NEVER HAVE ANYTHING, NEVER MAKE ANY MONEY! BECAUSE YOU ARE STUPID! YOU DESERVE EVERY LITTLE BIT OF MISERY THAT COMES YOUR WAY!” Yup this guy actually followed me out of his office to call me a failure because I didn’t buy into his bullshit. LA rules! What a fucking great city.


4 Responses to “another job prospect, another scam”

  1. 1 rob
    September 7, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    hey fuck you, i like this city.

    LA craigslist is where you need to direct your hatred.

  2. September 7, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    holy shit alex!

    you should start bringing a hidden camera to your job interviews!

  3. September 7, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    whoa dog, that is some serious LA-style scamming. I think you should probably apply to work at a temp agency or something? and just get out of this craigslist black hole job vortex. what are temp agencies actually? you should probably just get an agent. that way YOU can be on the hiring end of things!

  4. 4 hamthechimp
    September 8, 2009 at 12:08 am

    I should just BE an agent! like the guy I met today! actually I’m thinking about getting a place in the hills and starting a death cult.

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