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    :: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 ::

    Help Wanted: Menial Labor. Dead End Job. No Health Insurance. Fun Place to Work. - By PETER SMITH, Huffington Post, NY
    Here's a help wanted ad from the local newspaper:

    "Order Picker/Packer
    Someone to do a variety of tasks in small warehouse, no forklift. Must be able to lift and carry 50+pounds, day hours. No health insurance."

    The ad ends with a slogan: "A fun place to work."

    Maybe, if there's a compressed air hose, they let you make fart noises in your armpit. Or maybe there's a TV bolted to the wall above the grease-spattered microwave in the break room. And that, "No health insurance"? Sounds like a regular laugh riot.

    Maybe you have to be able to lift 50+pounds because they stack the irony so high. Wouldn't it be ironic, for example, if the front office person who wrote and placed the ad weren't eligible for health insurance herself?
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