I just saw this advertisement on STAR online and had a good laugh. Bold text is mine.
Company Name Star Publications (M) Bhd
Industry Printing & Publishing
Writer for hire
We’re looking for a versatile writer with a cheerful disposition (grumpy ones with lots of complaints about the country, government and politics, do not apply), one who can speak well and make a toilet bowl sound interesting (HAHAHAHA! Now you know what kind of stories they write). You’ve got to have social skills and curiosity to write great stories, whether it’s speaking Ah Kau from Han Hin Sdn Bhd or Richard Branson from the Virgin Group (What about Muthu and Ali). Expect to meet lots and lots of people and join a team of happy (sounds like working for Disneyland or a kindergarten) supplement writers. Excellent English (spoken and written), safe driving (and how are they going to judge this? By taking the writer for a ride?!), a positive attitude and a charming smile (I am beginning to be really suspicious of this post) are a musts …
Oh, there’s more…
Oh yes, you should also be able to take the pressures of unplanned assignments at a moment’s notice and still be able to juggle some time to do presentations and clinch sales ! (Now I get the drift. This person is suppose to be a saleperson as well – but sell what? Their souls?).
We welcome fresh graduates (the poor unsuspecting fools) to apply . Send your comprehensive resume including current and expected salary, contact telephone numbers and a recent passport-size photograph (Post your photo in this blog first. Let us judge if you have a charming smile:)) to:
(Human Resource & Administration)
Star Publications (M) Berhad (10894-9)
P.O. Box 8612 Kelana Jaya
46793 Petaling Jaya
not later than 29 August 2008
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Selangor – Petaling Jaya,Malaysia
Really! Good luck to the applicants. More still to the one who gets the job.