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One of those lovely jobs again


Bachelors degree in Journalism
Must be located in US
2 years work experience in the news/media industry
Knowledge of cryptocurrency and general finance
Deep understanding of SEO
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Compensation: $18.00 – $25.00 per hour

Minimum wage at Maccy D’s in California is now $20 an hour.

29 thoughts on “One of those lovely jobs again”

  1. Sounds about right. Imagine the deprogramming, re-learning and general slapping around a US journalism degree holder will require to become moderately useful.

  2. Role: Senior Business Support Officer
    Hours 37 hours per week

    As a Senior Business Support Officer, you will have a wide range of responsibilities, playing a crucial role in providing day-to-day supervision and support to Business Support staff, ensuring efficient and effective financial, business process, document production, and excellent customer services support to both internal and external customers of Children’s Services. £11.59 per hour.

    Minimum wage is £10.90.

  3. Journalism’s always been the same, hasn’t it? The requirements for the profession have hardly been strenuous. The ability to string a few words into a sentence. Almost anyone can do that. Two ways into the profession. Have the contacts to parachute you in somewhere near the top. That’s still going strong as the Torygraph will show. Or go in as the teaboy on a pittance (what an old mate of mine did) & work your way up. And, appropriately, MickyD wages are teaboy wages.
    That someone would be stupid enough to spend 2 years at university doing a degree in it are irrelevant. It’s not going to alter the above.

    Translated, the job description sounds like office boy to me.

  4. I can point you to an unskilled labor job that doesn’t require proper experience or even a high school diploma that pays $20/hr *starting* in CA.

  5. @BIS, “The ability to string a few words into a sentence”

    But apparently not necessarily a meaningful sentence.

  6. I believe when coal miners lose their job the common journalistic refrain was that they should “learn to code”. Apparently telling poorly paid or redundant journalists to “learn to code” is hate speech or something, so I won’t say that 🙂

  7. But apparently not necessarily a meaningful sentence.

    The aim of any journalist is to use as many words as possible while obfuscating as much as possible. Then they can’t be sued for saying something wrong and it starts lots of discussions in the comments, leading to more page views and clicks.

  8. When Steve twere a lad, the advice was to go to Yooni and be the first person in your family to have ever gone to Yooni.

    That’s why I encourage my children to become plumbers or sparkies.

    The fuck are you going to Yooni in 2023 for? I know loads of twenty and thirty something Yooni graduates on shit money and desperately scrounging to afford a flat, but I don’t know any poor skilled tradesmen.

  9. @Steve

    If you have a degree in a proper subject from a proper university, it’s still worthwhile. The 20-something and 30-something grads you know in this predicament will have either have done something that ought to be vocational (e.g. nursing) or 3 years of sitting-on-your-arse studies at the Former Polytechnic of Shitston.

    If 5% of an age cohort go to university then you would expect that the wage of a graduate in that cohort would be somewhere in the top 5% of wages (1: _very_ roughly, and 2: wages, not income) for that cohort. Expand that to 40% of a cohort having some-or-other degree, and it no longer becomes an indicator of exceptional ability or diligence.

    Whether Tony Blair made the mistake of thinking that “degree = success” and pushing it, or was more cynically motivated I’ll leave to the reader. In any case he fell foul of Matt’s First Law of Measuring Things:
    Something that is a good proxy for that which you really want to know ceases to be a proxy if you start optimising for it.

  10. Whether Tony Blair made the mistake of thinking that “degree = success”
    Problem being the university system produces menials. Paid labour. It doesn’t necessarily produce entrepreneurs. Which is probably why you can date the start of the UK spiralling down the plug-hole to the coronation of the Peoples’ Prime Minister.

  11. BiS, Matt – the three words everyone longs to hear:

    cash in hand

    Which will be increasingly important as the Treasury tries to murder us all with taxes and Net Zero.

  12. @Steve

    Cash in hand is great, until they force us all to use digital currency that they monitor constantly…

  13. Bloke in the Fourth Reich

    That’s because the minimum wage is too high, not that this entry level job offer is too low.

    German minimum wage now €12 an hour, but the government will give you the equivalent to do bugger all, having abolished the very successful “Hartz IV” reforms.

    Also, if you earn 2.5 x miniumum wage you are now one of the loathed and despised “Besserverdiener”, read, “bourgeoise class enemy who should pay MOAR tax.”

  14. CD – I’m not raising victims or slaves.

    The British government may yet steal my wife’s Aga, jail me for not having a heat pump, and try to make my children use worthless beads as currency.

    But they’ll have to actually do it. We’re not going to help them.

  15. Cash in hand is great, until they force us all to use digital currency that they monitor constantly…
    It was a problem William Gibson addressed in his Sprawl trilogy. He had his characters conducting their commerce in endlessly recycled grubby used Yen notes. If you think of money as simply a token of value exchangeable for goods & services, the value of the token is set by the quantity of goods & services it’s exchangeable for. It’s not necessary to have any metric outside of the commerce.
    Of course that was the rationale behind block-chains like Bitcoin. Until the “investor”morons detached it from its commerce metric. There should be no direct exchangeability between commerce money & government fiat.

  16. Gibson’s got rather a good record of providing solutions to societies problems before society realises it’s got the problem.

  17. BiS – it’ll be fun seeing them try to mandate electronic currency.

    I don’t think it’ll go how Rishi thinks it’ll go, innit. Even the Soviet Union was unable to stamp out black markets.

    PS – would any of our Asian entrepreneurs be successful if they paid taxes?

  18. Hawala rather than hawal, but yes. Africa too.

    In India the hundi system became somewhat distinct and more formalised than hawala, having some elaborately designed financial instruments (including with Queen Victoria’s face on during the Raj), but never got incorporated into the banking sector so eventually got squeezed out by financial regulation post independence.

  19. Matt,
    You are Charles Goodhart and I claim my £5.

    “When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure”.[1] It is named after British economist Charles Goodhart, who is credited with expressing the core idea of the adage in a 1975 article on monetary policy in the United Kingdom:[2]”

  20. I’ll bet you have Steve. Sure, Hawala. Misspelling comes hearing the word spoken rather than reading it written. Used it a couple of times for moving money to where they have strict remittance restrictions. System’s easy to understand for anyone’s run a trading book. If you’re both ways in something the credits & debits tend to sum to zero. The system itself doesn’t have to move any money. Transferwise, now Wise, did/do it with forex. It’s what the strait banking system does. Problem tends to be; the sender may have the contacts & cred to plug into the Hawala system but if the receiver doesn’t, it may be a no-go. Same as the banks really. Except the security protocols are different.

  21. “Cash in hand is great, until they force us all to use digital currency that they monitor constantly…”

    Then it’ll be ‘What price can you do for gold sovereigns?’ instead……..

  22. Matt
    October 27, 2023 at 5:17 am

    It should include danger money for working at this company – it’s run by literal retarded muppets .

  23. Then it’ll be ‘What price can you do for gold sovereigns?’ instead……..
    Nice try but coconut, Jim. Any government that imposes a digital currency is going legislate against individuals owning bullion & coin. They may be stupid but they ain’t that stupid.

  24. Screw the money – it’s the prestige! To be able to claim to be a Reporter for the West Main Fishwrap Daily! Get dates! Impress your friends! It’s every college student’s dream, especially when you can still use Daddy’s basement as an apartment.

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