Contact Us

Worst Job Ever? No Vacation, No Pay, & Can Be Fired at Will

Flickr user DavidCiani

Unpaid internships can either be great or the worst thing ever. You can learn your craft with “true” professionals or be chased away from dreams as fast you walking the door.

Radio interns can sometimes be abused via stunts or doing bitch work that no one else wants to do (filing paperwork sucks). An old joke is that you never learn their names because of the turn around on getting new ones.

The Dalkey Archive Press in the UK posted an internship opening back on December 11th and some are calling it “the worst job advertisement ever.” There’s no vacation time off (or as the Brits call it “holidays”), no pay, and very long list of easy ways to get fired.

If you take personal calls or use the internet for anything other then work – you’re out. You can’t have “any other commitments (personal or professional) that will interfere with their work at the Press”. There’s no word on how long the “internship” last, I put quotes around it because I can’t really call it an internship for what they are asking.

John O’Brian, who heads the US division for the company, says “the age of irony is dead.” Claiming the ad was a tongue-n-cheek way to weed out those not seriously interested in the position.

Click Here To See The Ad Itself

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rock-A-Holics quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rock-A-Holics contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.