I applied for a blogger position with a career/college site the other day (or was it last week?), and the following is a little sample from their automatically generated response:
We would like contributors to blog about career and job topics and as compensation, we will be giving away 4 $50 American express [sic] gift cards to four bloggers who will be selected at random at the end of the month. Each month, every blogger will be eligible to win even if you were a winner in a previous month.
Eh…hold the phone. Since when has compensation been determined by a random raffle drawing?
Yeah, I didn’t apply for that one. And I hope no one else who responded to this stupid ad will either.