Who needs talent?

There’s really no need for me to comment on this one. According to this Reuters story, a Swedish woman recently placed the following ad in a local paper, looking for work:

“I want a well-paid job. I have no imagination, I am anti-social, uncreative and untalented,” read an advertisement posted by Angelika Wedberg, 30, in the regional daily Goteborgs-Posten on Sunday.

Her phone started ringing incessantly and job offers poured in, Wedberg told the Internet edition of the daily Expressen.

She has an interview on Wednesday with a company called Map Media offering a salary of 18,000 crowns ($2,118) per month — an increase of more than a third on her current job as a care worker for the elderly. Expressen did not say what the new position was.

(Thanks to Morgan for this one!)

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