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Old 12-30-2017, 02:02 AM
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I Can Has Gift-Wrapping Job?

Woo hoo! A fantastic stroke of luck. Below in its entirety is an e-mail I received out of the blue a day or two ago:

Hello:
Your email address and information were provided to us by job hunters resource and we are extremely glad to announce that there has been one more home-based Gift wrapper job opening available.

We are in need of active persons to promote our business and make our customers happy. Our opening will let you experience wrapping gifts. This is a good opportunity for people who cannot work in the office or who has another job occupation. Also will be perfect chance to share more time at home.

It doesn't require any special skills or experience, but you should have these conditions:
- creativity
- US-residents only or who has a work permission
- attention to details
- 10 hours per week available
- ability to organize your schedule wisely
- +21 years old

With us you will have:
- $2200+
- bonus system
- career opportunities

If you want to have more details about this job post or hiring process, please reply to us with Resume.

ONLY people with Resume will be contacted!

Kind regards!

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I can experience wrapping gifts. In the comfort of my own home! Ten hours a week for $2200 a month! And there's even room for advancement. What could I possibly have to lose?

AND ... I can still have time to maintain my gig stuffing envelopes. Win-win!
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:18 AM
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Follow-up question: What sort of resume do professional gift wrappers have?
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:29 AM
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Are you sure that $2200 is monthly?
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:42 AM
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Maybe it's weekly!

I received a similar e-mail before from another Eastern European lady in Bucharest. Something about being a local travel liaison and routing payments for them. Also about 10 hours a week, if I recall. It was also a scam, and I found it detailed on a couple of websites. That one I teased along, saying I'd sent my resume, did they get it etc. Kept making it sound like I was too inept to get them my info until I grew bored with them.
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Old 12-30-2017, 04:49 AM
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Follow-up question: What sort of resume do professional gift wrappers have?
Use paper with bunnies or Unicorns. And send it in an exquisitely wrapped box.
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Old 12-30-2017, 05:19 AM
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All kidding aside, I worked one Christmas season as a teenager in a bookstore where I wrapped the gifts. I was paid for this work. Ergo, my resume can list professional gift wrapper. It's nice to know that I have this to fall back on if this medicine thing doesn't work out.
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:23 AM
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I got a robocall the other day, "This is <Name of firm>, a debt collection agency. Please call us back at <long-distance #>".
Notice there was nothing in there about who they were calling.

Yeah, I'mma gon get right on dat.


What do you think the percentage chance they'd 'find' a debt in my name is; probably from a utility from an area of the country I've never even lived in?
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:54 AM
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I wish I got one of those and it was semi-real because I would take it. I am one of the worst present wrappers in the world even though I really try. I learned to make them look sort of decent from the top but don't dare turn them over because all you will see is a bundled up mess on the bottom held together by random pieces of tape.

Who cares? It is just going to be ripped apart in short order anyway. My bows may be found in any reasonable location as well. It works fine enough but that is the reason gift bags were invented. If I valued perfectly wrapped presents, I would be hanging out with Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog while they are all toked up together.

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Old 12-30-2017, 10:40 AM
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Random Pieces of Tape would be a great name for a rock band.
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:47 AM
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Does the company issue the paper and ribbons to use or do they expect you to buy it? If I have to buy it, people would be getting lots of stuff wrapped in newsprint.
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:52 AM
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Is this a sole proposal or one of those package deals?
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:37 AM
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Does the company issue the paper and ribbons to use or do they expect you to buy it? If I have to buy it, people would be getting lots of stuff wrapped in newsprint.
Do you realize what newspapers cost these days? I bought some last week to send to a friend who had an article in our paper about her. When did they go to $2 each?
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:04 PM
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Gift wrapping might make someone some money in the future, but I prefer to live in the present.
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:15 PM
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Also any company whose only job is gift wrapping cannot be expected to last a long time in today's economy. They would surely fold.
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:51 PM
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Dang, I'm looking for a job opening gift-wrapped packages.
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:00 PM
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Also any company whose only job is gift wrapping cannot be expected to last a long time in today's economy. They would surely fold.
I appreciate your efforts.
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:01 PM
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I'm curious: how does this scam work?
So far,they haven't asked you for money up front. Do they wait for you to take their bait before they do that?
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:25 PM
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You might find this interesting :

https://ratracerebellion.com/work-fr...-re-packaging/

GaryM
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Old 12-30-2017, 06:23 PM
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You might find this interesting :

https://ratracerebellion.com/work-fr...-re-packaging/

GaryM
Oh noes! There go my dreams of striking it rich. I guess I'll have to stick with stuffing envelopes.

This travel-coordinator scam is the other one I mentioned, the one where I led them on for a while, making them think I was interested.
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:31 PM
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I appreciate your efforts.
I'll take a bow.
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:52 PM
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Does the company issue the paper and ribbons to use or do they expect you to buy it? If I have to buy it, people would be getting lots of stuff wrapped in newsprint.
The gifts are packages of blow, and you're expecting to wrap them using your body. Then, waddle through an airport.

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Old 12-31-2017, 09:51 AM
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My secret to gift wrapping involves gift bags. Put gift in bag; done. I've actually spent more on the gift bag than the gift in certain situations.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:05 AM
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The gifts are packages of blow, and you're expecting to wrap them using your body. Then, waddle through an airport.

Aha! No such thing as an innocent out-of-the-blue gift wrapping job. You knew there'd be strings attached!
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Old 01-20-2018, 03:54 PM
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Are you sure that $2200 is monthly?
I e-mailed them to confirm the salary was monthly and received this response. Heh, notice how the exact job seems to have changed to Purchasing/Materials Manager:

Hi,
Our Company getting back regarding request on a Career Builder for vacancy of Purchasing/Materials Manager.
We received many applications for this opening and the screening process is still in progress. The search committee is looking through your profile and we are more than glad to say that you have been chosen for an interview.

Payment rate you will get starts from $87,400.00 up to $147,200.00 a year. Also you get adaptable schedule, and package of benefits: standard company health, life, disability and dental coverage.

Main duties are:
- Negotiate with vendors
- Monitor a team of Procurement Managers and provide direction to them
- Prepare agreement compliance and do optimization of contractual obligations
- Develop long-term strategic plans
- Manage office supply inventory and provide administrative support as required

Required conditions:
- Minimum 30 years old or older
- Be a resident of the USA or have permission to work
- Excellent decision making skills
- Be great time keeper

To verify your agreement for the position, please submit the following and write us back:

- Your Name & Surname:
- Current cell number:

Have a great day!
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Old 01-20-2018, 04:26 PM
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Interestingly, I received a new offer out of the blue just a few days ago. (Man, do I lack ambition. I've not followed through on any of these.):

Our logistic company got your profile information from job online resource for countrywide Supply Director opening.

Main duties are ordering on-line products & giving detailed description.

On this role your salary start at $77,800 a year.

All the extra expenditures will be covered upfront.
Our supervisor will be in touch to guide you through each level.

Obligations are:

- Legal work permit in the U.S.;
- Experience with Windows & MS Office;
- Be multiple tasks oriented;
- You must have a clear Credit History and Background.

For more detailed information, please write us with your Resume : XXX
Please note! Only persons with resume will be reached.

Thank you
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Old 01-20-2018, 04:33 PM
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No! Take the gift-wrapping gig. People who do that find their wealth in creases.
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Old 01-20-2018, 04:44 PM
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Aha! No such thing as an innocent out-of-the-blue gift wrapping job. You knew there'd be strings attached!
No strings attached, only ribbons.

Sam you're wasting your life, obviously you have highly marketable skills, don't hide your light under a barrel.
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:35 PM
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But hiding lights under barrels may be the next job offer.
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:49 PM
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Well, if you aren't going to take one of these jobs, then it's just time to wrap this up.
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Old 01-20-2018, 08:54 PM
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Turn out the lights.
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Old 01-22-2018, 03:18 PM
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(Beatbox noises)
I'm Siam Sam and I'm the gift wrapper
I can wrap while I rap with rhymes straight from the crapper.
I put a little box on some paper -- in the middle --
And when I fold the edges up, they only rip a little.
If I'm told I have to use some cheesy, lousy paper,
I'll just use a little Scotch to fix it up and tape her.
And while I'm sittin' here wrappin' up the boxes,
I'll be thinking 'bout the gifts I'll be buyin' for my foxes.
Then when I'm done with the wrappin' I put the junk into my trunk,
Hand it off to UPS and spend the money gettin' drunk.
(Beatbox noises)
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Old 01-22-2018, 03:39 PM
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I can see your business card now:

Siam Sam, Paper Tiger
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Old 01-22-2018, 04:23 PM
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I e-mailed them to confirm the salary was monthly and received this response. Heh, notice how the exact job seems to have changed to Purchasing/Materials Manager:]
Ok so now apply for the manager job and see what the new job offer is. Soon you'll be offered a job as President!
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Old 01-22-2018, 05:24 PM
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All kidding aside, I worked one Christmas season as a teenager in a bookstore
Hey, I want a job as a teenager in a bookstore!
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