You never know what you're going to find when you click around CL. I've found jobs that were both lucrative and satisfying, like the gig I landed curating biographies for a new website. I've found jobs that were fun but didn't pay much at all. I've been stiffed by clients I found there--and in one case, I'm still pursuing the scofflaw--and I've been offered ongoing work by others. I love Craig'sList.
But every once in a while, there's a listing that gives me pause. Today, under "Writing and Editing," I found this listing headlined "House Cleaning."
House cleaning service offers...we are two ladies very responsible and
honest.... We've been working at cleaning services for 8
years...independent job, good references, free estimates.
-vacuum, mop floors, change , wash and fold the sheets
- baseboards, windows, cob webs
-extra services can be charged.
Every day, every week, every other week, once in a month.... It's up to you:)
Sigh. It's hard enough explaining my choice to remain a freelancer in a dicey economy without seeing ads like this posted in the forum where I go to find paying writing work. Is the universe trying to tell me something?