21st Challenge No. 25

Take this job and post it! Tech-style "help wanted" ads for the rest of us.


Charlie Varon - Jim Rosenau
August 14, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Job listings for tech companies have become increasingly alluring, filled
with promises of captivating work at trendy companies at the cutting edge of
the Net -- not to mention the stock options, casual dress codes and carbonated beverages.

Readers are invited to inhabit the style and fizz of such postings to create an advertisement for a position at a decidedly non-high-tech company (need we say "bricks and mortar"?). Begin with a catchy
subject line and continue with up to 50 words describing the job in question.

Advertisement:

S A M P L E

Join the front line of a hot company!

Our leading-edge technology facilitates menu-driven transactions in a fast-paced, autopian environment. Interface with customers via direct audio link.

Broadcast experience a plus.

Job Title: Drive-up Window Trainee.

Contact: HR@BurgerKing.com.

R U L E S

Send your submissions via e-mail only to salon21st@salon.com. Please include your full name and an accurate e-mail address so we can contact you if you're a winner. By submitting your entry you give Salon Technology permission to publish it. Deadline for entries is August 23, 1999.

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P R I Z E S

The winning response will receive a copy of Salon Technology senior correspondent Andrew Leonard's book, "Bots: The Origin of New Species."

In two weeks we'll publish a winner and some selected entries -- then start over a couple weeks after that with a whole new challenge.

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Charlie Varon

Charlie Varon is a humorist and playwright. His works include "Ralph Nader Is Missing" and "Rush Limbaugh in Night School."

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Jim Rosenau

Jim Rosenau is a writer, editor and software designer in Berkeley, Calif. Jim and Charlie are also co-founders of the citizens group Californians for Earthquake Prevention and partners in Mockingbird Media, which offers a full line of comic services.

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