How desperate are you for cash? You cool with some dog slobber?
Then here's a, uh, golden opportunity for you, via Phoenix Craigslist:
Do you enjoy reading fiction? Would you be interested in reading novels and getting paid to do it?
A local publishing company here in north Phoenix is looking for readers starting at 9 a.m. Friday, September 24.
Since the reading will be done in their home, the ad says you must be okay with two, friendly, medium-size Australian Shepherd dogs.
If you're interested, they ask you to send a resume, phone number, three references, and a list of five books you have recently enjoyed reading by some of your favorite authors of modern commercial fiction.
New Times hasn't been to this place so can't one-hundred-percent verify that this opportunity is on the real. However, a woman named Leslie, the person presumably behind the listing, responded to our e-mail inquiry with the following:
"Of course this post is legit. You and ten other people come to my home, read a manuscript, give me an emotional response to each chapter, answer some questions at the end, get paid and go home."
Here's a link to the ad.
Read at your own risk.