Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Job Scam

I saw a job posting on Craigslist for beading jewelry. It sounded legit until I got this response:

Hello Carla,

Thank you for your interest in the position we have open. In order to be considered, candidates must meet the following criteria:

- Provide last 18 months work history
- Include two references
- Be willing to complete a standard 2 week training period
- Complete an IQ test, which is located here:

The test takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Be sure to include your phone number after you complete the test in order to track your score and for contact purposes. Applicants scoring within a specified range will be contacted by telephone to schedule an interview within 24 hours of completion by one of our managers. Test information is strictly prohibited from being shared with any second parties. It is important to us that your information is kept confidential and exempt from disclosure.
Note: Applicants who do not complete the test will not be considered for the position due to the high volume of inquiries we receive.

Thank you again for your interest.


Here's the link:

Beading Jewelry (Fort Collins)

Date: 2011-07-06, 5:21PM MDT
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]

I am looking for an individual who loves to make things who can assist me produce jewelry. At the moment this is contract work, but in the future, this can lead to a more permanent job. Should be a citizen and sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Suitable for an art or design student, an adult person who loves to make things or knit, someone with disabilities who wants to work from home. Please be someone who is clean and pays focus to details. The individual would do work from home at the moment until I have a bigger space. There is definitely room to grow and possess a long-term job.

  • Location: Fort Collins
  • Compensation: doe
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
PostingID: 2480771358

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Selling on Craigslist

I've decided to test out the market on craigslist to sell some electronics and handmade resin jewelry I've made recently. I'm probably setting myself up to sell locally but I figured I needed to start some where rather than no where. I don't have a large enough inventory to do any craft shows - that will be for the future.

I was going to set up a shop on a website but decided to wait. Why I'm waiting because it's so much work writing HTML, and I really don't feel like doing that right now. My skills are a bit rusty since it's been a few years since I've actually done anything with HTML.

So this brings me back to testing the waters on craigslist...

Friday, July 8, 2011

Getting DSL

Yesterday I was so excited because my DSL was activated after being without broadband since mid-February. I have been using my BB's 3G connection for internet. I wasn't able to connect until after 9 p.m. So, I enjoyed using it for a few hours. When I woke up this morning, I found that my modem no longer was connecting to the internet. GRRRR!!! In exchange for DSL internet, I decided to shut off my cell service and tomorrow my phone becomes inactive. I won't be getting a new modem until Tuesday, and Tuesday cannot come soon enough. *sigh*