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12 Hilariously Bad Job Postings That Actually Ran

These actual classified ads are proof that some companies just aren't worth working for.

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Must be gifted beyond your years

“Waitress wanted. Must be 18 years old with 20 years’ experience.” —

Check out some of the words that spell check won’t catch.

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Must not mind having people under you

“Now hiring: cemetery superintendent. The ideal candidate must be able to supervise in a fast-paced environment.” —submitted by A.S.

Maybe this recruiter has been watching a little too much The Walking Dead.

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Must go with the flow

“Wanted, SCUBA diving instructor: no experience necessary.” —Twitter

Those who can’t do truly do teach, as far as one of these particular help wanted ads is concerned.

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Must love grammar

“EDITORS WATNED.” —Submitted by Vivian LeHoullier, Alexander, Arkansas

Looks like editors are needed for these help wanted ads, too!

Don’t miss our roundup of the corniest jokes ever.

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Must not ask questions

“Recruitment co-ordinator: You will assist in the day to day ruining of the team.” —Twitter

Just try to read these work-friendly jokes with a straight face!

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Must be driven (to rage)

“Cab drivers wanted. Must have good driving & criminal record.” —

We know what they meant, of course, but this specific wording might still attract some lawless individuals.

Read on for these hilarious true stories of the dumbest criminals ever.

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Must show hunger for results

“Job offer: To cook people with or without experience.”  —Submitted by J. M.

This is one of those help wanted ads that might attract some… unsavoury characters.

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Must not be too shellfish

“Piano player wanted. Must have knowledge of opening clams.”  —

Well, that’s a very… specific pair of talents.

We’re counting down the world’s dirtiest jobs—did yours make the cut?

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Must be willing to sabotage

“Wanted: A counseling psychologist to coordinate mental health prevention initiatives.” —Submitted by Alice Williams, Berrien Center, Michigan

Sure you don’t mean mental illness prevention? Or mental health promotion? Well, if you’re sure…

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Must change own diapers

“Our Lady of Fatima preschool is in need of a PT 2-yr.old teacher.” —Submitted by Patricia Simpson, Winston, Montana

Ramp up your wit with these clever jokes!

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Must be willing to turn a blind eye

“Wanted, ‘Insurance commercial executive: Strong communication skilss.”  —Twitter

For every terrible job posting, there’s a terrible job applicant.

Discover the origins of the world’s most famous jokes.

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Must commute to Grayskull

“Now hiring cashier. Cannot look like Skeletor from He-Man.” —

If you those these help wanted ads were funny, check out these crazy excuses people used to get out of work.

Originally Published in Reader's Digest