world's worst jobThis posting to work at a small publishing house in London has requirements so crazy that I thought we should all look at them together.

Any of the following will be grounds for immediate dismissal during the probationary period: coming in late or leaving early without prior permission; being unavailable at night or on the weekends; failing to meet any goals; giving unsolicited advice about how to run things; taking personal phone calls during work hours; gossiping; misusing company property, including surfing the internet while at work; submission of poorly written materials; creating an atmosphere of complaint or argument; failing to respond to emails in a timely way; not showing an interest in other aspects of publishing beyond editorial; making repeated mistakes; violating company policies. DO NOT APPLY if you have a work history containing any of the above.

Self flagellation at your desk is, however, presumably allowed.

Look – I realize that I am lucky to have a job where it is a job requirement to surf the Internet for stories I think are fun. I was almost thinking “well, this is very different from what I do, but I suppose as an editor you really do have a ton of work editing manuscripts and perhaps they make a great salary and…”

It’s unpaid.

It’s for an unpaid internship.

These people are out of their minds.

Though if this sounds appealing to you, you can read the entire thing, here.

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