‘Worst job posting’ ever draws flood of applicants

Tell interns what you really expect of them—such as not repeating a mistake or surfing the Internet during work hours—and, apparently, they respond well.

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They want go-getters eager to do anything for a full-time job offer. Young bucks who won’t take personal phone calls during work hours, or ignore work calls during personal hours. Budding professionals who won’t gossip, surf the Internet at work, or make mistakes.

Is that too much to ask?

John O’Brien, American director of Dalkey Archive Press in England, certainly didn’t think so when he posted a job opening for an intern. The opening was dubbed the “worst job posting ever” by Salon.com. Here’s why—the post reads:

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