If you were homeless, I don’t know why you would put “homeless lawyer” in you Craigslist listing looking for a legal job. I don’t know why you would look for a legal job on Craigslist. I don’t even know how homeless people are able to turn change into food.
But any time a homeless lawyer puts a job ad on Craigslist, I know I’m going to post about it…
I’m kind of conflicted about this ad. From a certain point of view it’s… sad? Poignant? Human emotions confuse me. On the other hand, I mean, it says: “But I’m now viewed as locked into a small area with few jobs,” which seems intentionally humorous. Here’s the ad, laugh or cry for yourself:
Again, I’d say this was a troll, but I don’t know how homeless people look for jobs.
If you were an employer with an open position, would you take a chance on an out of work, homeless attorney? Let’s break it down.
- Won’t mind sleeping under his desk during all night document review.
- Unlikely to be stuck in traffic.
- Can be murdered at the end of the project without arousing suspicion.
- Must be paid in cash. Daily. Whatever you’ve got on you.
- Don’t really want to see his definition of business casual.
- Will embarrass younger attorneys by working hard for (and/or taking) things they are just given.
All joking aside, if you can help homeless people out, please do so. There are many organizations and charities dedicated to the effort. If you can help out random people on Craigslist, at least check the references first.
Homeless Lawyer – Will Accept Any Job (Los Angeles) [Craigslist]