DON’T Call Us, We’ll Call You

We noticed (and an astute reader pointed out) something rather amusing in a job ad we linked to last week:

For the editor/associate editor position at Big Think, you are requested: “Please do NOT call the Big Think office about the posting. Any candidate that calls the office will no longer be considered for the job.”

“I realize that they are probably short-staffed,” our tipster says, “but it does seems a bit heavy-handed for a ‘global forum connecting people and ideas.'”

Maybe “able to follow instructions” is a big qualification for the job?