Lawyers apply for a $30,000 (fake) job

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
You know the job market for lawyers has to be tough if there are actually applicants for a $30,000 a year position. An attorney in New York posted the "job" on Craigslist, making it sound like the worst lawyer job ever. It was listed as a job with a firm in midtown Manhattan, a salary of $30,000, and a whole bunch of restrictions.

The "job" required 12-hour days, six days a week, offered no health insurance, required work on holidays. Also notable was the fact that the position offered three days of sick leave and five days of vacation, all of which could only be taken in January and February. The reason? The attorney needed to be available to fill in for all the partners when they took time off.

How sad that the guy who posted this fake ad actually received several serious responses to it. (He posted a follow-up listing, explaining that he'd destroy their materials and not release their names.) I don't know if it's worse that the people were actually willing to accept such a job, or that they didn't realize it was all a joke. It's pretty clear to me that the ad is a fake, but apparently not all desperate attorneys are that sharp.
Read Full Story

Want more news like this?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners

This Real-Life Barber May Have Inspired The Musical 'Sweeney Todd' - And His Crimes Were This Real-Life Barber May Have Inspired The Musical 'Sweeney Todd' - And His Crimes Were
Nature Gets Revenge On Safari Hunter Who Killed Elephants And Lions For Sport Nature Gets Revenge On Safari Hunter Who Killed Elephants And Lions For Sport
This Photographer Brilliantly Documented Crime on the Mean Streets of New York City This Photographer Brilliantly Documented Crime on the Mean Streets of New York City