Since being downsized by the company I worked for in March, 2009, I have certainly been living an adventure! I decided to use this time to do something I've wanted to do for several years-go back to school. This spring I will be graduating with an associates degree in graphic design.
I haven't many classes left to finish so have decided the time is right to get a part-time job. So I sit down with my trusty laptop and start searching the job boards. My, how times have changed! As I search, I find I need to weed out the postings where investments are required. Are these really jobs? I was rather thinking I'd like to work and then be paid. I'm not particularly interested in helping you get your start-up company off the ground. I know you'll pay me if I should happen to sell something. But I have a feeling that you're "hiring" anyone who responds thinking that if you have enough people on the streets someone will sell something. See my prior comment!
Then I see one - perfect! Part-time, sounds like fairly low-stress, go to work, do your job, go home and get paid. I'm seeing a few questions I haven't seen before, such as: "How often have you had bad luck in the past year?"; "How reliable is the car you will drive to work?" Hmmm .... think they heard lots of excuses?
I can only hope my search continues to produce chuckles as I continue through the process. And of course, a job!