Monday, March 09, 2009

If You Say It Like This, It's Probably Not True

You are cutting edge, eh? And hip as well?

From the job description:

We are a highly creative, cutting edge, hip, and young agency and we’re looking for someone to fit in effortlessly! Applicants must have a high tolerance for pranks, jokes, and the random mix of music we all play while working.

I'm all for a fun work environment and liking the people I work with, but I must edit you now:

We are a highly pretentious bunch of third-tier wankers, struggling to stay afloat in a world of better talent. We’re looking for someone fresh out of college willing to work for next-to-nothing while tolerating our self-satisfied smugness as we fart out loud and try to best each other with shitty indie music you've never heard.

If you're interested, the job is in Tallahassee and the posting is at Craigslist Orlando.

If you fit the bill, you will be awarded with a fake-candid black and white photograph on the company's "About Us" page, where a hip and irreverent bio about you will not be funny at all.

Previously: How to Start an Agency.

Image above from "Your Scene Sucks."

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  • I can see it now--lots of pretentious, slogan-shirted "creative" types complaining about the suits, the clients, the competition, the decor, and anything else they can waste their time on. Gimme nice, simple, talented people any day over these image monsters..

    And sorry--any office that blasts 10 kinds of music is about as condusive to work as a frosh party...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 9, 2009 at 4:00 PM  

  • Clicking through their portfolio, there is little to support the notion that they're "highly creative, cutting edge, hip." Not truly bad, but just pretty pedestrian stuff.

    By Blogger phillybikeboy, at March 9, 2009 at 5:00 PM  

  • I'm still wiping the tears outta my eyes....Now I can't wait to get my hands on my summer intern!! OOOH, Wait a minute, I used to be one of those wankers...DAMN IT! (Can a girl even BE a wanker?)

    By OpenID adchick, at March 9, 2009 at 7:08 PM  

  • adchick--anyone can be a wanker! Wanking is a state of mind.

    By Blogger Michael, at March 9, 2009 at 9:56 PM  

  • great edit JP

    By Anonymous oakhurst, at March 10, 2009 at 11:17 AM  

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