Monthly Archives: January 2010

New concept? It’s a bloody ice cream shop, a-hole!

Um, someone thinks a college student, in his or her free time, is going to provide the professional services described here?

New Concept Start-Up Seeks Interns (Soho Office)

Date: 2010-01-28, 11:38AM EST
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]


February, March & Spring Internship Program Seeking 4 interns; 10-20 hours per week.

Pop Bar, LLC is traditional handcrafted gelato served in a unique way. We are a start-up restaurant and will be opening our first location in mid-April 2010. Our office is based in Soho (5 blocks from NYU).

We offer year-round semester long internships.

The internship is unpaid. Interns will have the opportunity to apply for paid part-time positions at Pop Bar once the internship is completed.

Description of the internship:

The focus of the internship is to assist the founders with tasks associated with the opening of our first Pop Bar location.
Sample tasks include:
• collaborating on PR campaigns
• assist with marketing brochures
• conduct product research
• prepare strategic analysis of competitors
• plan, strategize and conduct off-site sampling
• conduct market research
• managing social networks
• conduct financial modeling
• assisting with manual creation (experience with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Illustrator)

Interns will have continuous interaction with senior level management and the intern will be directly supervised by the founders and director of operations allowing for consistent face-to-face meetings at the top level of the company. This internship is a great training ground for students in business, finance, marketing, human resource management, entrepreneurial studies, English and pre-law.
Qualifications: A strong interest in hospitality, business, customer service and a resourceful mind.

Send a resume and cover letter to:

Tell us:

1. Why you want to be a part of this exciting new concept?

2. Your perception of italian gelato and how it fits into the American Culture.

3. What are you passionate about?

  • Location: Soho Office
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • Compensation: no pay


PostingID: 1574690818

Craiglist asshole? You get what you pay for

I’m not quite sure whether I think this one fully qualifies by our normal Craigslist asshole criteria. But a combo “experienced” designer and help desk pro for $15/hour? Please get serious.

Marketing and Design (Maspeth, NY)

Date: 2010-01-28, 2:39PM EST
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]


We are in need of a full time designer / desktop support person. Our organization owns 7 companies and manages 25 different business trades. We are looking for an imaginative person with experience designing business brochures, business cards, web sites, email blasters and forms. When the marketing work slows down this position would double as a “light” IT position providing desktop support for our windows users. The more exp you have the more you make. $15.00 to $20.00 per hour. Full time employees are eligible for paid vacation, paid sick time, 401 K and participation in our medical program. Send us your resume and samples of your work. Include what programs you work with. Candidates must have the ability to work with:

Mac and a PC

Adobe or comparable design tools

Macromedia or comparable

Windows XP and 7

MS Office applications.

We look forward to hearing from you. Remember to send us samples of your work.

  • Location: Maspeth, NY
  • Compensation: 15.00 – 20.00 per hour
  • 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.


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For all the terrible things I say about Apple…

…this terrific video shows an upcoming New Yorker cover being created exclusively on an iPhone, using the Brushes app.

…when you cross an iPod with Depends?

Introducing! The iPad!

Other People’s Money 5 — Sell, sell, sell your financial stocks

All for one, and one for all -- if you're a major bank or brokerage employee.

The New York Times’ Eric Dash has an excellent story today on the outrageous compensation ratios at the biggest banks and brokerages. $1.50 in employee compensation for every $1.00 of profit, for instance, at Citigroup. At the expense, especially, of shareholders.

Guys and gals — there’s only one answer if you’re mad at these banks. Sell any shares you hold in them. Call your mutual fund company, your 401(k) or pension manager, and urge them to sell. If they won’t, sell your funds and invest in China.

Shareholders are getting the short end of the stick every day, and this is the most egregious example. But hey, it’s your wealth, your retirement. Do what you like.

This is what “I’ve reached the end of the Internet” sounds like

Hi Lillie, Hi Lillie, Hi Lo… from David Burnett on Vimeo.

Hey — Back from Sunny Palm Beach

I know it’s been a quiet week here at Lake Fleisig, but I was away, and the hotel’s WiFi was so slow, I couldn’t bear to post. And now, of all things, I’m writing two admissions essays in pursuit of a New York City Teachers’ Fellowship. When the utmost seriousness is called for, I find I don’t much like writing about myself. But I’ll be back to fascinating you with my Craigslist travails, and those idiosyncratic tidbits of cycling and political gossip you’ve come to expect, just as soon as the aspirin kicks in.