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  •  You are absolutely right (12+ / 0-)

    and thank you for calling them out on it. Lamentably, enforcement of these provisions is inadequate. I wish that everyone would make a habit of replying to those ads as you did, to let these firms know that people are watching them.

    They are shamelessly exploiting high unemployment and the desperation that people have to get a toehold in the industry in order to get free labour. My partner works in the film industry, and she witnesses the exact same thing -- unpaid labour being presented as an "opportunity." And people do it, because they are desperate and otherwise might be idling at home, sending out reels and resumes.

    "As the madmen play on words, and make us all dance to their song / to the tune of starving millions, to make a better kind of gun..." -- Iron Maiden

    by Lost Left Coaster on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 10:46:23 AM PDT

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