Yikes! Having a bit of PR is usually a good thing, but it sure does bring out the sharks. So far I have ALMOST been talked into a plaque commemorating my recent magazine mention, and I got a call from an "Associate Producer" of a national TV show (their words). I will not be responding! I did a search and found some job ads where these "associate producers" are on commission. Their job ad says:
We are hiring for the position of Associate Producer for a national television show. We believe in an exciting office atmosphere that encourages creativity and productivity. We expect our associate producers to be creative, money-motivated, and fun to work with.
Responsibilities & Duties include:
We are seeking self-motivated individuals who can handle responsibility without micro-management. If you`re a money-motivated phone pro with a creative streak who wants to enjoy what you do for a living, we`re waiting to hear from you!
My favorite part is where they also mention that a person can have "less than 1 year" of job-related experience. That`s just what I want in someone who is going to produce a show about/for me. I think it`s so pathetic that companies like this are preying on entrepreneurs. I bet many don`t have the sense to look these companies up before taking the bait.