I received this email in response to submitting my resume through a posting I saw on Craigslist (I know…it is always hit-or-miss on CL but it’s worth it sometimes). Now…should I go for it??
PS — If you are also interested, since you saw it here, I call dibs!
We have received your email and would like to thank you for your interest in our open job position.
We are currently in the middle of processing applications and have several other applicants along with you that we are considering, so you can consider yourself on our short list to be hired.
To help speed up the process I would like to ask you to visit our job application page and complete the online questionnaire so it can be automatically added to your resume in our system. Once you entered all of the needed information, someone from our office will contact you in the next day or two regarding setting up an interview date and time.
Application Page Address = http://careerprime.us/
I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on a business trip. I am in Canada so there will be no interview. I will prepay you in advance to do my shopping. I will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address. If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails, I can have it shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience time. When you get my mails/packages; you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to.
You don’t have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content. The content of the packages are computer and electronics and personal letters.All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20 hrs a month. I will pay $500.00 per Week. This is not a bad offer is it?
I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I own an Art Gallery in Canada. I will return to USA in December so this process will be on going till then. If you don’t mind, I will meet up with you when I return in December and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term. Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position.
If I were to mail you money to do my shopping plus up front payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to ? How should your name appear on the paycheck ? Kindly provide me with the following details below:
* FULL NAME:
* FULL ADDRESS:
* APT# /UNIT# /SUITE#:
* ZIP CODE:
* TELEPHONE NUMBERS ( MOBILE / HOME ):
* MUST BE ABOVE 18 YRS
* CURRENT OCCUPATION:
Again, I hope you have a bank account because you will need to deposit the check in your account before it clear funds? DO YOU HAVE ANY CRIMINAL CONVICTION ?? Will be expecting to hear from you soon. Thanks so much and have a nice day..
This is an excerpt from an article I read
Concentration Problems From Anxiety Disorder Can Be Managed
My husband, John E. Artini, makes amazing cocktails, including:
John E’s Dirty Martini
Now, most bartenders will make a martini with 1 or 2 olives while he uses 9 small ones or 4 big ones. Always ask for your olives on the side because you get more liquor in your drink.
- small olives (with pimento)
- pitted olives can be stuffed with cocktail onions using a toothpick for stability
- your choice of vodka (Belvedere Vodka is personally recommended by my wife, Lizard Tini)
- a martini glass (a margarita glass works well, too)
- Fill a tumbler (large tumbler-like glass) with ice to create your mixing glass
- Pour in as much vodka as you want to drink into the glass
- Grab a long-handled stir stick (we recommend a shish-ka-bob skewer or chop stick of any size) *nothing spoon-like
- Stir vodka with ice really, really, really fast until you see a whirlpool funnel in the center then continue for 30 seconds
- Let sit for 2 minutes (so you can stop feeling dizzy or for a chill and smoke break)
- Stir for 30 seconds
- Add as much olive juice as you want; the rule is, the more juice it is saltier and more mellow
- Stir for 30 seconds – create a whirlpool
- Place your hand over the top of the mixing glass and slowly strain the mixture into the Martini (Margarita, or whatever you have) glass
- Add 9 small olives (you can add less, but not 2!)
Carefully bring your John E’s Dirty Martini to your favorite (and permanent for the night) seating area, with your chosen hottie, and toast your night away!
I was in a mall on Saturday (Springhill Mall in West Dundee, IL) and was walking towards an exit when I heard a man doing this weird yell/talk thing. He was saying, “I’m THREE stores away and I can STILL hear them. THEY should SHUT UP!” I thought he was just a crazy guy, but he walked into a Tiffany Lamp store and went behind the counter. I realized he was talking about a couple of kids with their parents in a Zales Jewelry store up at the corner. The kids were playing and it wasn’t like they were just screaming at the top of their lungs, they were just being kids. As I walked past the lamp store, I told the guy that I had been three stores away when I heard him.
Then the guy who worked at Zales walked past me and just lit into the Tiffany lamp guy, telling him that if he didn’t keep his fucking mouth shut he would file a complaint with security. This was going to be a mall fight, I realized.
Quickly, I ran to the Hot Topic and told the pierced people there that the preppies at American Eagle were talking shit about them. I ran to American Eagle and told them the same about Hot Topic. I riled up the black girls at Deb by telling them the Express girls were laughing at them.
Everything was perfect. The Chinese Food people were pissed at the Indian Food people and it was clear the Chicago Sandwich shop had just about enough of the Convenience store of tomorrow.
Soon, all the employees emptied all the stores and it was like that scene from The Warriors where each gang had its own unique look. Only the kiosk people, who stuck together, did not really have a good theme. Sunglass hut, Peircing Pagoda, and Dakota watches…not a good mesh.
Surprisingly, the mall walkers struck first in a flash of sateen work out pants and white tennis shoes. They fell on the Disney Store people who were none too cheerful when they got up and clubbed one of the geezers with a Mickey Mouse lamp.
The AE folks pulled at the HT people’s gauges. The HT people struck back with spiked denim pants. The folks at Spencer’s attacked the crew from J. Crew with dildos and mugs with funny sayings on them.
It was horrific. Finally the fat security guys got things calmed down. I bought an Auntie Anne’s pretzel and skedaddled.
And up until Hot Topic comes into play, this story is true.
It is so easy to compare ourselves to the Joneses. It’s become a way of life for many, including myself and people I know. Unfortunately, the one thing we forget when doing this is that we are *not* Mr., Mrs., family member Jones and can get lost in the comparison by trying to change oneself to be what we think is the “better” self.
My reason for this post is to remind myself that I am not a Jones. Until I became aware of it today, I have been comparing myself and my work to a co-worker. Unfortunately, this co-worker is not happy and I am following a poor example. Last night, when I had my realization, I said aloud “Girl, you are on your own here.”
This morning I started my day with: “You can do this. You have been on your own before to try and figure it out. This time you do have help (my boss) even though it isn’t an ideal situation, this is what it is for now.” I say it isn’t an ideal situation because the purpose of my job is to make it easier for my boss to do his own work (business development) and not to be training me.
My own take-away from this post is:
“Do not let the behavior of those around you dictate your own behavior, good or bad.”
On that note, I am off to have a GREAT day!! I hope it’s the same for you, my dear readers.