Phrases that tell you the company in the help wanted ad might be shady

**I HAVE SO MUCH BUSINESS THAT I . . .

FIRE YOUR BOSS!**

Call Mr. Haney at . .

**$75,000 a year GUARANTEED!

CONSULTANTS NEEDED**
(then you read further, and they are looking for car sales “consultants”)

**CLOSERS NEEDED

NO COLD CALLING!

BURN YOUR SUIT

FORTUNE 500 COMPANY!

BE YOUR OWN BOSS

I WANT TO TEACH YOU MY BUSINESS

WORK AT HOME!**

Company confidential

LOOKING FOR FRUSTRATED EXECUTIVES

Any other good ones from these scumbags?
:rolleyes:

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ATMOSPHERE!
NEED 10 HARD WORKERS TO REPLACE 10 WHO DIDN’T!

DO YOU HAVE A COMPUTER?

I’ve actually seen some that say:

FREE BEER

WRITE YOUR OWN CHECK!

Another bad sign is when you see the ad reappear in the paper every 4 months. :slight_smile:

LOOKING FOR SELF-STARTERS

Pretty much anything out of spam. Got this one today:

“Don’t worry about the recession, whose [sic] President now, or keeping your old job!”

I would probably check that one out, just to be thorough ya know :smiley:

MODELS WANTED!!

[sub]Not that I, uhhh, would ever place such an ad…[/sub]

YOU CAN’T CASH A FAXED CHECK

Actually saw that one for a teller’s job.

Nudity not required

-lv

Anything with a disclaimer:

Not a pyramid/MLM scheme.

Not envelope stuffing.

Etc. IBM never has to put such disclaimers in their ads.

“Just call 1-888…”
“No experience necessary, we will train you…”

:blushing:

I actually called about the “Models Wanted” one, but I was in High School at the time and not yet worldly.

I also interviewed with the “Rock & Roll Atmosphere” people…I wonder if they’re the only ones who use that phrase? I just wrote about it in the pit a couple of days ago. VERY VERY slimey. In fact they never actually told you what you’d be doing until your first day with a guy training you. Slimey.

Bring your own bedsheets

no phone number or address listed, only a friggin’ fax machine.

MAKE UP TO $3000 A WEEK AT HOME

BE YOUR OWN BOSS…TODAY!

Any ad that doesn’t specify what job they are hiring for. Jobs advertising for marketing and setting up displays. And I agree with the “Work at home” ones - the work you do is putting ads in the newspaper to sucker in other losers.

NOVA

The Japan Dopers will get that one.

I am continually surprised at how many otherwise legit-looking ads run in the paper each week that don’t include the company’s name.