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Posted By: Cathy Bryant In Response To: These "jobs" are all over the internet.... (Marla)
Monday, 20 February 2006, at 9:48 a.m.
In Response To: These "jobs" are all over the internet.... (Marla)
My daughter has been searching for a new job, and craig's list is one of her resources. She's actually gotten some good leads from that site, but the scam artists abound.
But I'd like to say something positive about that site...it's a GREAT place to sell items locally. I had a dining room set - a rather "unique" set that had belonged to my aunt and I had purchased from her estate. I was going to be bringing my late mother's Duncan Phyfe set up from the coast so I needed to sell it quickly. It had very limited appeal, but I knew that SOMEWHERE out there someone would purchase it.
Sure enough, I had a wonderful lady who lives about an hour southeast of me email me and wanted it...no questions asked. She saw the pictures and she just KNEW it was what she wanted. She didn't even come to see it (although she'd planned to but it was such a long drive) but trusted me, the pictures, and the honest description (warts and all) that I provided that she wired me the money to the local Publix and sent someone to pick it up. She was as pleased as she could be with it...so everyone was happy. And it cost me NOTHING to list it.
Of course I did have the inevitable scammer who wanted to send me the certified check for more than the asking amount. I had a little fun with him/her before I told them to get lost. But other than that irritant, it was a most effortless selling experience.
> I have been job searching for my husband on craig's list.... I wonder how
> many people fall prey to these job postings??? They are on paid job sites
> as well as the free ones...
> BANK RECEIVER AGENT
> Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: 2006-02-19, 2:34PM EST
> International Company is looking for agents to be part of our business.
> Our company is currently experiencing growth on the US market much faster
> than anticipated. We will train all the selected candidates. Come join our
> fast growing company today. The aplicants must be independent
> self-starters, dynamic and with a strong personality and positive
> attitude. Must have minimal Internet knowledge. Commissions and Bonusís
> paid weekly. Earn over 2000 USD weekly! Part-time job. For more
> informations please contact us at email@example.com. Give it a try and
> start building your future today!
> Requirements must be a U.S. Citizen (or legal permanent resident)
> high school graduate and over 21 years old
> minimal computer knowledge (internet)
> highly MONEY motivated
> work well independently and as a team player
> a valid phone number and e-mail
> Home internet access
> a credit card or checking account
> Compensation: 4000
> This is a part-time job.
I LOVE the SOGR Practical Geniuses Course...very insightful
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