Mediocre Writer Who’s Also Cheap Needs an Assistant

From the big tipper Craigslist:

Mediocre writer seeks excellent assistant (Hollywood.)

Date: 2010-12-13, 5:38PM PST
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]

I am a sporadically working screenwriter (WGA member, two projects sold, nothing produced). I am working to get my life and projects organized. I need a sounding board to keep me on track and motivated. Ideally you’re an aspiring writer with a flexible schedule who’d benefit from my expertise.

Looking for someone who’s free one day a week (my schedule is flexible). If you’re interested, please send a resume and a 50-word blurb explaining why you’re the ideal person for the job. Figure on working 4 hours per week at $10 an hour. Gig pays in cash.

  • Location: Hollywood.
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • Compensation: $10/hour

We emailed the poster and asked if he knows what the current minimum wage is in California. It’s $8 an hour by the way. If you flip burgers you at least get some job security and maybe even lunch. The poster hasn’t returned our email…pinching pennies takes up a lot of one’s schedule.