Turns out, women are just super bad at objectifying dudes. Even when they try to put into words the perfect male “personal assistant” profile–such as in this Craigslist ad found by ScalleyWag & Vagabond–they only start by listing physical traits (“Yeah send me a pic or five, dick pics are ok but one should be of your face :)))”) before quickly move on to emotional girlie stuff. (“I don’t want to worry about this person’s feelings, our “dynamic” and all that Massengill commercial type bullshit.”)
They grow up so fast. The Awl network, which was founded by Gawker alums Choire Sicha and Alex Balk back in 2009 and now includes five sites on topics ranging from adorkable women to money, is looking for an editor in chief. The Awl announced the job opening this morning in a post which, like many of the stories on the site, runs long (it clocks in at 796 words).
“As we enter our fifth year, we find ourselves part of an organization that has expanded from two guys typing in winter coats in a unheated room on St. Mark’s Place (RIP Cat the cat) to a flourishing collection of Internet publications which expand on our original mission while remaining true to our core convictions—and remaining entirely independently owned and self-supporting. We have an office, and it has both heat and air conditioning,” the job posting says.
Ladies, we know how hard it is to get work out there these days. All the secretary pools are overstocked, and now that the war is over, the men have taken back all the canning jobs at the factories. Sometimes it’s enough to make you want to start an all female baseball team, which a gruff Tom Hanks could manage and tell you when it is and is not an appropriate time to cry.
But, women, we implore you: No matter how desperate you are, don’t go taking every two-bit dancing/bartending job listed on Craigslist. No matter how enticing the advertisement may look, it’s always a good rule of thumb that if someone can’t be bothered to Google the spelling of their favorite movie of all time, they will not be able to pay you in anything other than sweaty dollar bills stuffed into your thong.
Stat of the Week
Office jobs in New York City, defined as jobs in the professional and business services, financial activities, and information industries, have increased by 21,200 through October of this year.
That’s the good news.
Recently, there has been tremendous coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protests. It is obvious that this is not a political movement but merely a way for some disgruntled Americans to express their frustrations. It is unfocused and really has no coherent agenda. Ask 50 demonstrators why they are there and what they hope to achieve and you get 50 different answers.
Hey young college grads: Do you want to gain invaluable editorial experience at a reputable online magazine? Work with a great team of culture writers? Do you plan on never getting sick, needing a cavity filled, or requiring an eye exam? Congratulations, you are Clark Kent (though the glasses had us fooled), and Slate has an attractive editorial assistant position just for you:
Commercial Stat of the Week
Cassidy Turley research guru Robert Sammons on private-sector job gains and the Manhattan office market:
What double-dip recession? What jobless recovery? There has been so much doom-and-gloom economic rhetoric circling the globe lately that the new jobs numbers just released by the City Comptroller’s Office appear, on the surface, to be totally contradictory.
A source just informed The Observer that Chelsea’s Tanya Bonakdar Gallery is currently hiring attendants to monitor its space during its upcoming Haim Steinbach exhibition, titled “Creature.”
The leaders of another public employee union in New York have chosen sanity over mindless confrontation. Negotiators for the Public Employees Federation, the state’s second-largest union, recently agreed to a new five-year deal that will save taxpayers $400 million in wage and benefit reforms over the life of the contract. The deal comes on the Read More
the lead indicator
Last Friday’s employment report underscores that the national economic and labor market recoveries remain unusually fragile even two years after the recession’s formal end. Too many investors and lenders underestimate the drags on value if interest rates should rise ahead of cash flow.