A paying job, full-time or part-time
i can add humour to your writing for a mere $69 per hour
Would recommend the job!
This is a killer opportunity! At another time in my life, I'd jump at it.
Matt, I'd encourage you to pay a higher wage -- while $15/hour is obviously better than minimum wage in most states, it still restricts this opportunity to people who can supplement with another job or other means. Given your areas of expertise, I know this is not new information, but consider it a vote for more in any case.
Bro this isn't even DC minimum wage ($15.20 now)
You should specifically expand your search to those without college degrees. Credentialing is bad. And might cause you to lose talent.
Also. I’m assuming it’s remote?
You should purposely find someone from a non-standard background. Military experience. Or from a non-cool school.
I can't say that lowballing your prospective employees is a good way of endearing consumers to your brand. I get that the first year isn't up yet and the Substack spigots have yet to turn on the money flood, but you can do better than literally below your local minimum wage.
Is this open to high school students? I would love to apply next summer/next year, my senior year of high school.
Slow Boring is both my favorite publication and one that is "fairly obscure," basically a dream job!
I like the idea of responsibility to the comments section. One reason I like subscribing here is that there are many thoughtful subject matter experts contributing their perspectives and expertise in the comments. I trust them, even if I don’t always agree with them. It really adds value, in my view. I’ve managed to memorize who are the other scientists/engineers, and who’s the cop, who’s the teacher…. But I’d love it if the SMEs could be highlighted somehow. Not sure if substack can do that but maybe the internet can.
Nice accompanying photo.
for the curious:
2014 - Drill bit in front of water well being drilled in almond orchard. After three years of severe drought and groundwater depletion, a record number of well drilling permits have been granted, Tulare County, San Joaquin Valley, California, USA
15 an hour is pretty good for an entry level job in most of the country. I’m a fan of a college degree or equivalent experience/training. This is a fairly academic job though so finding relevant experience outside of the collegiate world is probably more difficult.