Workopolis jumps the shark.

Workopolis is a job search site in Canada. I signed up years ago and they occasionally send me list of open positions. But tonight they sent me a particular job advertisement that started off this way:

We only promote those opportunities which are legitimate. We are very passionate about protecting you from companies that don’t deliver what they promise. We understand that our reputation is at stake.

Sounds serious. Let’s read further:

Be among the FIRST in your area to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Make More Money
Be Your Own Boss
Work When YOU Want to
Live the LifeStyle You Deserve

And here’s the job description:

Agent’s work consists in receiving payment from customers (Royal Bank of Canada or TD Trust Bank bank transfer or direct deposit) and making further payments to our main office or to one of our regional affiliate departments, depending on the customer’s location.
Being a part-time job, it should not take more than 2 hours per day.
Agent’s commission is 6% from each transaction (for instance: you receive $1500.00 to your bank account, you will withdraw the money and keep 6% as payment for your service). All further money transfer charges and fees are covered by our company. So you will be responsible just for making proper payments in time.

Ah, so Workopolis is now hyping “Get Rich Quick on the Internet” schemes. So much for their reputation.