My definition of compensation vs. their definition of compensation

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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.

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4 thoughts on “My definition of compensation vs. their definition of compensation

  1. Oh, come on! It’ll be exciting to see if the time and effort you put in to writing posts will be rewarded at random! So, so sad. I hope they got zero response.

  2. LOL! Er, good point, brown-eyed grrl. I hadn’t really thought of it that way. Doncha just love these get-rich-quick bloggers who think that all they have to do is find some schmuck writers who’ll work for free, and then they get all the money and credit? Geez, why don’t <>I<> do something like that? Cheers,Marjorie

  3. I’ve seen a few ads along these lines, but the drawing aspect is especially lame. Have you ever thought of checking up on the quality of what they get at the end?

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