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Bogus job opportunities are usually posted on job websites. The scammer may use or sell your personal information provided in the job application.
About the Job
Highly intelligent, resourceful individual with exceptional communication skills and organizational ability needed to support a successful entrepreneur. Primary responsibilities include coordinating a complex schedule, assisting with travel, and providing general office help in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. An active approach to problem-solving is essential. Prior experience assisting a high-level executive is a plus. We offer a casual atmosphere in a beautiful space, working as part of an extraordinary group of gifted, interesting individuals.Excellent compensation and benefits, with significant upside potential and management possibilities. Please email your resume to: email@example.com
originally posted by: Shana91aus
I checked if this was posted but couldn't find it my apologies if it has!
CONSPIRACY theorists, don your tinfoil hats. Cue spooky music. This is a weird one.
Someone in the US has been repeatedly posting the same mysterious job ad in publications for more than a decade, and no one can work out why. It claims to be seeking a “research associate/personal assistant” to work for one of Wall Street’s “most successful entrepreneurs”, for a cool starting salary of $US90-$110,000.
Not too bad. Unsurprisingly, the ad has attracted a fair share of attention and countless hopeful applicants over the years.The listing has appeared regularly in high-profile publications including the New York Review of Books and The New Republic magazine, as well as on websites such as Craigslist and Monster.com, since at least 2004 and possibly earlier, undergoing only minor changes over the years.
The (possibly) original text from a 2004 issue of The New Republic read:
“Research Associate/Personal Assistant: New York City — Highly intelligent, resourceful individuals with exceptional communication skills sought to undertake research projects and administrative tasks for one of Wall Street’s most successful entrepreneurs. We welcome applications from writers, musicians, artists or others who may be pursuing other professional goals in the balance of their time. 90K-110K to start (depending on qualifications). Resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s the ad as it currently appears in the New York Review of Books:
It gets weirder..
The only problem is, it’s quite clearly bogus. So who is spending all this money?As blogger John Ettorre, who has been tracking the ad since August 2004, noted: “Just think for a moment about how much has been spent on all these ads in national pubs over the years. It’s a staggering number, perhaps now (I’m guessing a little) well into six figures.”
That was in 2008.So what is it?
Theories range from simple resume farming to statistical research to a secret plot by Google. No one knows.One sleuther on the Mr Ettorre’s Working With Words blog claimed the ad was a research program being run by New York hedge fund D.E. Shaw.Huffington Post journalist Carol Felsenthal wrote about it back in 2011 — she had sent the ad to her daughter in 2006 and saw it again in 2009.The people who could possibly answer the mystery, The New Republic advertising team, told her: “We cannot provide you with any further information regarding this ad or our client.”
As another blog poster wrote last year: “It is almost chilling to think that this ad has been circulating since 2004. Very eerie.”
My personal opinion of this is that it is some kind of data collection or possible spy operation! seems really suss whatever it is !
Anyone else have any ideas what it could be? I can not believe how much they would have spent on this so far! surely scammers do not have that kind of money!
originally posted by: Shana91aus
originally posted by: Adamgeorgejones
Okay guys i believe ive possibly found it...
So i went onto this link for one of the job ads (www.jojari.com...) and went to the bottom of the page which gave me a loaction, now zooming in on the map showed me a pin where apparently this employer is.
now after you see where the pin is go to google and type "buisnesses on W 46th ST and switch to maps.
Cross reference and match up where the pin is and it directly matches up with a buisness consultancy office called penmarks.
Any good guys?
That zip code seems too come up on all the ad's but no actual address are on any of them so the map will show you the centre of that location that the zip code that's entered is located.. like this one here Link to Job Ad