Over the Thanksgiving holiday I spent some time on the ProBlogger Job Board checking out potential work opportunities. One ad in particular got my attention.
It was from TopSecretWritingJobs. Had I known that the job was to rewrite existing adult entertainment material in a manner to protect the plagiarized work from legally infringing on copyright, I would never have wasted my time.
But the ad was compelling and I was intrigued.
To apply I had to provide six online articles that I had written plus share who were three online writers that I admired.
After I passed the first test, TopSecretWritingJobs informed me via email that the job was in the adult entertainment field.
I responded with a Next Steps? The next step was a contract so scary that I had visions of Tony Soprano paying me a visit.
From the contract.
You should respect the privacy of CMW’s business and you may not reveal any information that you come to know as a result of your relationship with CMW. For your work under this position, you should behave as a ghostwriter. This includes, but is not limited to, not using your relationship with CMW or examples of your work for CMW as a means of illustrating your abilities to clients, potential clients, employers, or potential employers.
You may not reveal that you have worked with CMW to any entity for whatever reason with the exception of a government body or agency. In the instance where you are required to provide information to a government agency or body, you must inform CMW within 2 business days.
In the instance this term (1.) is breached, you will be liable to CMW for the sum of at least $5,000 payable within 5 working days. This term will exist perpetually beyond the termination of this agreement.
No doubt they had plenty of takers -- I believe they needed to hire around eight bloggers. There is a huge demand afterall.
From Newsweek, The Tangled Web of Porn In the Office-- 25% of employees who use the internet spend time looking at porn during office hours.
... according to October figures from Nielsen Online; that's up from 23 percent a year ago. And hits are highest during office hours than at any other time of day, reports M. J. McMahon, publisher of AVN Online magazine, which tracks the adult video industry.