(Oh, hi. I'm back, by the way. Ish.)
While combing through Craig's List, I've noticed a most unfortunate trend in job postings: employers seem to expect/hope/assume that job-seekers will meet a hefty barrage of requirements for any given job (and no, calling a receptionist a "Customer Concierge" does not warrant such demands), including the mastery of multiple languages, their specific computer software, and an advanced degree to boot. In return, they are willing to offer a whole nine dollars per hour.
Can you hardly stand it?
I know, I know, I know. "It's a rough economy."
And to that I say...
Maybe if employers kept all those hapless, careless morons off the clock (AND AWAY FROM MY COFFEE), they might have the spare cash and space for some over-qualified employees who would relish the chance to make ends meet on, say, a whopping twelve dollars an hour.
Employment or otherwise, you get what you pay for, yo.