Back in June, we notified our readers about a fabulous job opportunity for attorneys in Philadelphia. There was one catch: the applicant had to be a “sharp dresser.” In fact, “no casuals” need apply for this lucrative position.
Apparently, the maverick behind the original Craigslist ad is still searching for a partner in
crime law practice, because the job listing has reappeared.
And this time, if you’re thinking of applying, you had better get your headshots ready….
Here’s the latest Craigslist post from our favorite Philadelphia attorney looking to hire some extra help:
Wow. It looks like the market rate for “sharp dressers” has really tanked since June. Back then, this snazzy job was going for $35K a year. Now, it has a list price of $31.5K. I’m sorry, but how do you expect the attorney you want to hire to be “elegant” on that kind of a salary?
And is it just me, or is this want ad a little confusing? No experience is necessary, but the applicant must have research skills. I’m just throwing this out there, but this firm probably can’t afford access to Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis — so, does having superb Google or Facebook-stalking skills count? Because those are the kinds of research skills that any low-budget law firm could appreciate.
On top of the experience requirements, the post says that a great personality is more important than having legal skills. This is starting to sound more and more like a job that I could actually get.
Unfortunately, the attorney behind this listing has removed the requirement that the applicant “must contribute to happiness.” That was the best part of the original ad, but I guess the attorney figured out that it sounded like he was soliciting an associate that didn’t mind giving happy endings.
It’s too bad that in this awful job market, getting paid to “contribute to happiness” might be a good job opportunity. Just make sure you do it elegantly, lest you face a deduction from your paycheck.
Attorney (Philadelphia) [Craigslist]