Funny Connect-The-Dots Moment

I like to cruise around the local Craigslist. I saw this post:

When was the last time you were genuinely excited about the HIGH ENERGY and GROWTH POTENTIAL of your workplace?

Web Designer (In House)

Start Date: July, 2009

Detail: Full Time Position, 40 hours per week

Career opportunity now available as in-house Web Designer in extremely successful, growing support services company in the fast-paced internet marketing industry, based in Victoria. The successful candidate must have prior success in standards based HTML and CSS. You must have solid graphic design skills, which include active experience with Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, and a working knowledge of Internet trends and technologies are helpful.


1) This position is 100% web media - if your talent/experience is with print media please do not apply for this position;

2) This is an in-house position - if you are interested in telecommuting or contract work please do not apply for this position;

3) Our web designers must complete their own front end coding of their websites - if you are not experienced and confident in performing your own CSS coding please do not apply for this position;

4) You must have prior experience and a portfolio of previous web design work to present to us - if you are a recent graduate and do not have prior experience and a portfolio of previous web design work to present to us please do not apply for this position;

Competitive initial Base Salary (DOE) plus Bonus Plan and Solid Benefits Plan, including Medical, Dental and Paid Vacation.

**Please do not submit a resume. Please call Andrew MacKay at 250-412-8455 between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday to Friday if you are interested in this employment opportunity.

The whole "please do not sumbit a resume" seemed a little odd. So I Googled the phone number. The number is behind a whole host of Hair Loss and Marketing sites.

According to the "legitimate" records, the business empire who wants you to work for them, but doesn't want your resume, is at:
Tel: (250) 412-8455.
Fax: (250) 383-0896.
Suite 100 - 645 Tyee Road
Victoria, British Columbia Canada
V9A 6X5

- or -

could they be behind a mail drop and a porn company connected to "Geoff MacKay"?

Box 2114
Sidney, BC
V8L 3S6

I quote it because I doubt it. Some companies will invent staffers and bloat the size of their business. Pete will be the salesperson you talk to. If Pete makes an agressive/illegal offer and you call him on it, Pete may be fired and then Brad will work out a deal that colors inside the lines. If Brad can't live-up to the deal, his manager, David, will fire him. Then, you're onto Steve. I know: one pack of weasels did this dance until I threatened to subpoena the staffer in question should things go to court. Another place I worked at advertised their offices and their 20+ staff. Somehow their 20 staff filled nine desks. Go figure.


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