When applying for a job it's important to make a good first impression. But what about the first impression the potential employer makes on you? When it comes to Craigslist job postings, it's sometimes difficult to separate the legit from the sketchy. Typos, misspellings, and odd phrasings don't help. Here are a few employers who didn't help their cause, and ended up making my "Top 5 Binghamton Craigslist Job Posts That Make You Go Hmmm."

Number 1:

Photo: Craigslist

Okay, so I later learned that "Disco" is industry shorthand for "Disconnect." So, the job involves disconnecting cable hookups. Fair enough. But I wouldn't have clicked on this ad for fear it meant I'd be doing electrical work while wearing a white leisure suit. Hey ... polyester is highly flammable!


Number 2:

Photo: Craigslist

Can't afford a vowel?


Number 3:

Slightly off topic, but there's something that's just not quite right about the juxtaposition of these two ads. It's like the set-up for some sort of whacky sitcom misunderstanding.

Photo: Craigslist


Number 4:

Photo: Craigslist

Because obviously no one at our company does.

Young "edger" writer? I'm guessing they meant "edgy." Strike one!

"... who know what ..." Should be "knows." Strike two!

Then we have: "what there doing." Wrong form of there/their/they're. And yer outta they're (sic)!

So, let's review: your post is only 8 words long, yet you've managed to screw up 3 of them. And you're looking for a writer! Hey, how about a Craigslist Job Post Writer?


Number 5:

File under Questionable Qualifications:

Photo: Craigslist

In case you can't make that out, it's a full-body waxing salon looking for applicants who "Must be able to perform a Brazilian wax in 20 minutes or less." Not sure why that's important. I guess otherwise the clients will go down the street to Jiffy Bush.