Are you looking for a job with one of the Real Housewives? Well, I have some great news for you today, because Ramona Singer is hiring!
… Unless you’re a man.
Ramona is apparently looking for an entry level assistant, so she had her assistant post a job listing on Craigslist that she’s looking for an assistant.
First of all, we question her assistant posting the listing on Craiglist, and we were seriously concerned.
Craigslist… really? Is this 2010? At first, we thought it could have just been a fake posting that someone was doing for laughs, or so they could lure us into a back alleyway and kill us for crack money.
That, or so they could send us a picture of their sweaty ball sack.
Either way, we were intrigued.
However, if you scroll through the listing, you’ll notice that Ramona’s official email address is right at the bottom, so you can conveniently contact her, and you’re not relying on the Craigslist anonymous email service.
As you can see, it’s Ramona’s email that’s hosted on the same domain as her website.
So, we thought “Hey, this may not be a scam, after all,” and we sent an email inquiring about the position.
Hell yeah, I’ll take the opportunity to work with one of the Real Housewives….
But it turns out I’m a man, so I’m ineligible. 😥
So, I emailed Ramona…
And I’ll give kudos to Ramona’s assistant, because it didn’t take her long to get back to me at all.
Now, I’m not a lawyer, so I’m not going to post the screenshots of the email, nor the name of her assistant, but I’ll give you the basic rundown of the correspondence.
So, I sent an email to the address listed in the Craigslist post, which once again, is an official email address hosted on Ramona’s site.
In other words, it’s not a phony email address that anyone can just make up.
I received an email shortly thereafter from Ramona’s assistant, saying that I wasn’t what they were looking for, as they’re looking for someone that is a “girl friday,” and it’s an entry-level position.
In other words, they’re wanting someone that will work for slave wages.
Still, it’s a gig with one of the Housewives! I don’t care about getting paid.
So, I stated in my response that I’d be down for an entry-level position.
What did she say?
She continued to say that they’re not interested, and wanted a “girl friday.”
And here’s the official definition of a “girl friday,” just in case you’re wondering:
a female helper, especially a junior office worker or a personal assistant to a business executive.
At that point, I realized that the sexism was strong with this one, and said “Thank you, [insert assistant’s name],” and left it at that.
So, if you want a job with Ramona, you can apply, but don’t expect to be considered if you’re of the wrong sex, apparently.
But what if you’re a man on your driver’s license, and you identify as a woman? Well, who knows.
For that situation, we’ll just wish you good luck, but with a closed mind like that, we don’t expect the outcome to be a favorable one.