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Momgonepostal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:22 PM
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Employee for sale on eBay
Utah man puts himself up for sale on eBay
LAST UPDATE: 10/5/2006 5:45:43 PM

His name is Robb Phen and for ten thousand dollars he could be yours for two months. Robb is for sale on eBay.

He and his wife Kara decided to try this unusual marketing tactic because he has been searching for a job for about two months using traditional methods without results.

Rob says he's willing to do anything for two months as long as it does not involve anything illegal, immoral, or dishonest.

He says he just wants to make a good honest living.

http://www.abc4.com/local_news/local_headlines/story.as...

LINK to eBay listing: http://cgi.ebay.com/Employee-for-sale_W0QQitemZ14003800...
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:30 PM
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1. What if he gets sent snail mail?
How big would the box be? Could he survive the trip? Is he house broken?
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:34 PM
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2. $5000/mo? Good luck. It's a seller's market.
Which means he may not get the fee he wants, and what people are paying him to do may not be of sufficient quality to their liking (how does firing work out in this bizarre context?).
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Momgonepostal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:54 PM
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3. I thought he was asking too much, too
Especially considering he's in Utah, not exactly high wage capital of the world.

I think the exposure might get him some sort of offer, from someone who likes is initiative. : :shrug::
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:59 PM
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4. No kidding, I'd be willing to put my reserve at 4500
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:25 PM
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5. 50000 bucks for two months?
Shit, I don't make that in a year. What a moran - if he's been trying to find a job that pays like that, it's no wonder he hasn't found one.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:47 PM
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6. $10,000 for two months.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:53 PM
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8. That's what I get for Posting Under the Influence
Oh, well. :shrug:
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:50 PM
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7. Maybe he was expecting bids to go down, not up.
:spray:

(as Haruka said, it was $5000/mo - $10000 total)
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:00 PM
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9. Robb Phen is a dingbat. n/t
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Momgonepostal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:32 PM
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10. Hey, that's not you, is it?
If so, "sorry, man."

:rofl:
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