A colleague sent me a link to this Craigslist ad:
Job: Needing Russian speaking candidate for Insurance Agency on the Northside of Spokane. Seeking full-time qualified individual for data processing and customer service. The agency represents a Fortune 500 Mutual Insurance company. The candidate must have experience with working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications and have excellent grammar, diction and communication skills in both English and Russian. Minimum of H.S. Diploma required (B.A. preferred) / Candidate will also need to obtain Property and Casualty Licenses. Competitive salary + benefits. Please contact [email address] or call [phone number].
* Location: North Spokane
* Compensation: $9 – $11 per hour + Health Benefits (Commission possilble for highly qualified applicant)
* OK for recruiters to contact this job poster.
* Phone calls about this job are ok.
* Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
Let’s see… they want a bilingual, college graduate with excellent communication skills, who will be soon obtaining insurance licenses, and they will pay no more than $11/hour? This is the environment in which many of us live, folks. If your skills are not appreciated in the work force, consider setting yourself up in your business, where you can make sure you are positioned properly.