Archive for March, 2011

Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?

It’s like an organisation campaigning to highlight the effects of living in poverty paying their workers £10 a day…it’s a free ride, when you’ve already paid…

Thanks to the reader who brought this cracker to our attention, RESTLESS DEVELOPMENT, WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

I just wanted to point out that Restless Development want to hire an intern for their ‘Live Below the Line’ campaign which challenges people to live on £1 a day. They will pay this intern only £10 a day for lunch and travel expenses ironically… Someone needs to tell Restless Development that the ‘line’ is relative.

Are you having a laugh?

A beady eyed reader sent us the following ad (online here), which appears to be suggesting that working as an unpaid shop assistant is the opportunity most fashion graduates would kill for- what say you fashion graduates?! Surely if you sell such expensive clothes, you might be able to stretch to paying your retail assistants…

Sales Associate

Browns Fashion. Browns is a temple of style in the heart of London. As one of London’s most valued heritage fashion landmarks, it continues to offer pieces that have been individually handpicked from the world’s top designers. Our founder Joan Burstein is credited with discovering such talents as John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Commes des Garcons.

Length of placement: 4 Weeks Location: Sloane Street Boutique

Experience gained: The student or graduate will be able to gain a valuable knowledge of all aspects of a luxury exclusive retail environment. It is ideal for an individual who has a keen interest in Fashion, gaining first hand experience in working with prestigious designer labels. A great opportunity to have a valuable insight into premium retail. The candidates will be working closely with the store manager and the highly experienced team.

This opportunity would benefit a Fashion student or graduate. Expenses: Lunch & Travel Expenses only

Funnily enough they don’t have any vacancies at the moment and there is a permanent ad on the website for three month long internships. I smell a rat.

Charlie Sheen is looking for an intern….. errr

Deadline: March 11th, 2011

Position: Full-Time, Paid

Timeframe: Summer 2011 (8 weeks)

Description: Do you have #TigerBlood? Are you all about #Winning? Can you #PlanBetter than anyone else? If so, we want you on #TeamSheen as our social media #TigerBloodIntern!

This unique internship opportunity will allow a hard-working, self-motivated, creative, resourceful and social media savvy individual to work closely with Charlie Sheen in leveraging his social network. The internship will focus on executing a social media strategy that will build on the success Charlie Sheen has attained in setting the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to reach one million followers on Twitter. The #TigerBloodIntern is expected to be proactive, monitor the day-to-day activities on the major social media platforms, prepare for exciting online projects and increase Charlie’s base of followers.

You will learn how to promote and develop the social media network of Hollywood’s most trending celebrity.

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