Sunday, May 29, 2005

Another Corporate Offender of Paying People TOO LOW

Another reader has caught another company trying to pay to low. When will this end???

Post by blog reader
Here's another loser of a job Look here guys, you may have another "brilliant" idea - another job board and you are going to pay between $10 and $15 an hour for marketing help for four months worth of work... You are so kind as to let ppl work from home, but then make ppl commute to San Francisco and Palo Alto as well and make them do all that work?

Maybe it's me but that seems like a hell of a lot of work for not much of a reward... When will these employers get a friggin' clue and realize that you can't just pay crap and hope that decent employees will come out of the woodwork and apply...

Hell, I have 8 years of Marketing and over 10 years of high tech experience, I could help these guys and promote them like they are the next Google or Yahoo, but for $15 an hour, are they crazy?

Then they want to be "cute" and say "oh, and post a name of a CAD package on the subject line in your e-Mail"... sorry kids, but we don't really care about typing in "Cadence" or "AutoCAD" or whatever you want in the damn subject line... Get a clue... (shaking head)...

Posting by Employer
BuzzMaker! - PR/Copywriter for Niche Job Boards (castro / upper market)
Reply to: 2005-05-28, 11:25AM PDTWant to come into a startup and make a big impact? OPENtalent is the latest spin-off of Speck Product Design and Speck Products (the makers of iGuy). OPENtalent specializes in niche, full power Open Source Job Boards, where there are no fees for posting jobs and searching resumes (think Craigslist on steroids with absolutely no fees and in specific industries). We are looking for a BuzzMaker to help get the first boards on the map. Our first Job Boards are soon to be released and are focused on the CAD (Computer Aided Design) arena. As a BuzzMaker you will be responsible for refining media lists, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), jumping on discussion boards, organizing viral campaigns, direct mail efforts, exploring opportunities in print and electronic magazines, generating PR and many other ideas we have and many more that we have yet to uncover. As a BuzzMaker, you will help shape the public awareness and image of the company. As we are a small and growing company, we wear many hats. This position would also involve some sales support, marketing list generation, and general administration.

The ideal candidate should:
• Be passionate and excited about making measurable impact and changing an industry
• Be organized and detailed oriented
• Be a self-starter and comfortable working on their own
• Experience in the following is a plus: --> PR - Knowing how to get the word out --> SEO - So we pop up high in internet searches --> Coding - To generate and manage mail lists
• Interest in the product design industry a plus, too!

This position is available immediately, is approximately a 4-month term (subject to negotiation) and you will be working with me (Tony), one of the owners. Most of the work can be done from your home, some will be done in San Francisco and occasional travel to our office in Palo Alto will be required. Please send your resume, a short cover letter to the address below and be sure to include one CAD package in the subject line of the e-mail. You don't have to know one offhand, but you should be able to find one pretty easily on the web..... I hope. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Compensation: $10-$15/hr
Hiring Organization: OPENtalent, Inc.

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