A Craigslist Call For Help

We’re low on firewood, so I thought I’d check out Craigslist to see if anyone was giving the stuff away. That’s when I stumbled upon the following ad:

free 1 day of work (Los Angeles)


Date: 2009-12-11, 10:11PM PST
Reply to: [email protected] [Errors when replying to ads?]


Hello I would like to ask someone to give an opportunity to my husband. He has 10 years of experience working as a painter. He knows how to paint with sprayers, rolls, brushes, and cloths. He also has two years of experience working staining fine furniture. He needs a permanent job. I understand the economy and business is extremely slow. If there’s anyone that may know someone that is hiring for a long period of time. We would appreciate. He also has some experience driving forklift. Any job as a painter, stainer or forklift will do! Christmas is coming and we would like to have a secure coming New Year! If there’s anyone that can give him an opportunity please email us back. The only bad thing is that he doesn’t have a work permit and his English is not so great. I will give 1 day free to demonstrate my work.Thank you

Kind of a kick to the gut. A reminder of how lucky some of us are.

4 Replies to “A Craigslist Call For Help”

  1. So burns were you too busy to stock up on firewood?

    The more modern solution for wood burning is the new pellet technology. It burns efficiently (though the wood source is tricky).

    What sort of wood you wanted Eucalyptus?

  2. Ugh. There’s too much of this going around lately. And like Julia, I am very thankful for having a full-time, stable career and really should complain less about work.

  3. jason-beautiful of you to spotlight this… maybe it will help him get some work..although painting now is not so easy with all the rain….

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