I do need a job…

This Craigslist post has left me completely confounded.  They’re looking for people to work full-time December 1st-23rd to create one-of-a-kind toys for children in need.  If selected for the job, they will pay for you to fly to Alaska where you will stay in Santa’s Village in Northpole, Alaska, be paid $25/hr, and “be back with your families just in time for Christmas!”

Sounds like the premise of a low-budget slasher film.  But they do promise I’ll be back with my family in time for Christmas…  (I guess Santa’s workshop isn’t looking for anyone who celebrates any of the other holidays, such as Hanukkah Dec. 1st-9th.)

Also confusing is that this opportunity is listed as a “Sarah Palin Economic Initiative.”  It’s so ridiculous that I’m afraid it might be for real.  Does anyone know anything about this?  Is Sarah Palin funding a bizarre toy workshop in Northpole, Alaska?

The official website (WorkForSanta.com) also looks suspect.  The free apartments in the “dream village” offer these amenities:

• Fireplace

• Queen sized bed

• Flat screen television

• Full kitchen

• Full bathroom

• Meals included and provided daily

Also, “Aside from the luxurious sleeping quarters, we have put together a modern holiday lodge that truly exemplifies the spirit of Christmas. The main lodge contains a heated indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, as well as a sauna. There is a large gathering room where we encourage all of our employees to relax and mingle on nights and weekends. The gathering room contains a large beautifully decorated Christmas tree and a lovely fireplace. We also have a full concierge and a coffee bar with complimentary beverages for all of our guests.”

Yayyyyy!

Note: I was going to put a photo of Sarah Palin at the top of this post, but when I got to Google Images, I couldn’t bring myself to do it.  Also, this quote from the site does sound an awful lot like Palin rhetoric: “We need to have hope because we can, and will, rise up once again and reclaim our status as a financially stable, independent and respected country.”

Oh, screw it.  Let’s look at her!

Santa's helper?

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4 responses to “I do need a job…

  1. I did a “whois” in the domain name and it only gave a name and no contact information. I am tempted to check it out.

  2. I applied for this “job”, mainly because I really hope that it is true. There are so many scams, it is hard to tell the difference sometimes. I would think this initiative would be all over the TV, but that would be great if Sarah Palin is actually doing this. Oh well if she is not.

  3. I applied for this as well, got an email back that said they were pushing my submission through, made a video and then found this on the website under Terms and Conditions.
    “This is a parody website not to infringe upon the rights of ex governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. This is in no way affiliated with Sarah Palin or anyone involving or representing ex governor Palin.”
    Pretty sad if they are scamming people to get all excited about the prospect of creating toys for kids and then it’s all just a joke. I still hope it’s not because I put a lot of effort and about $50 into it.

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