The advert in question - for an unpaid internship role which cites creating an "atmosphere of complaint" as grounds for immediate dismissal and carries a tone so opprobrious that you can almost hear the author tutting at the thought of you reading it - was revealed by the author as both an attempt at satire and a real job advert.
That's the saddest thing, that these young people are so keen to make something of their lives in a difficult job climate that they will happily act as a wireless router or chase a dwarf down the street to get somewhere, and that employers will happily exploit this to avoid having to do the dirty work themselves.
With the new government initiative to raise tuition fees for university education to an average of £9,000 per year, opinions among the new intake of 'Freshers' seems to be varied according to a recent survey by the Graduate Recruitment Bureau.
Having long been irritated by the trend of journalists being hired straight into senior PR jobs, news that the PRCA, the PR industry's trade body, had done exactly that managed to get right under my skin. Matt Cartmell, news editor at PRWeek, will take the role of director of communications for the PRCA.
There is some truth in the connotations of glossy smiles, bad suits and even worse jokes that come to mind. Cold calling is seen as hard graft and anyone who has tried it will confirm the rumours are true. That said, young people who come to the conclusion all roles are inappropriate are missing a trick.