One South Portland job posting may be worth applying for just for the sake of the sense of humor of the employer. I imagine a day at the local auto repair shop keeps one laughing every day. Thanks to one of our readers for passing along the following Craigslist job posting for South Portland, Maine.

Date: 2010-08-12, 2:22PM EDT

Small auto repair shop looking for new assistant’s assistant. That means you’ll be assisting the assistant with assisty things! Duties include:

– Parts organizing
– Making sure current office personnel don’t leave things laying around
– Taking out the trash
– Purchasing food or other food like items.
– Office tidying
– Running the company shuttle driving customers to and fro.
– Going to the hardware store –

o Ability to properly identify the difference between a bolt and a screw or ask hardware store employees to point you in the right general direction
o Ability to find the right part based on a vague description of what it’s kind of supposed to sort of do.

– Going to the store frequently. Includes

o Ability to properly identify a pastry based on general description
o Ability to locate and purchase chips
o Ability to purchase 2 liter bottles of soda
§ Ability to properly identify the difference between Mountain Dew and Diet mountain Dew
§ The ability to count to 6 (Trust me. It’s important)

– Making interesting conversation with office staff. This includes

o Regaling us with funny stories
o Not regaling us with not funny stories
o Ability to take a joke
o Ability to know when to shut up


– have a sense of humor.
Not annoy me
– Be capable of staying on task despite multiple distractions
– Be able to lift up to 25 pounds
– Be able to handle customers courteously
– Be able to work mostly unsupervised
– Be able to work with ADHD and OCD tendencies
Like dinosaurs

12-15 hours a week

  • Location: South Portland
  • Compensation: $8.00/hr 12-15 hours per week.
  • This is a part-time job.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

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