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:
• 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.”
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!