Make a typo or spelling mistake on your résumé or in a cover letter and you pretty much disqualify yourself from the job you're applying for. But, wait a second. What happens when an employer makes a typo or spelling mistake in a job posting? What happens is, those mistakes get highlighted and immortalized by the Proofreader, for all to mock and cast verbal assaults at. Certainly not a consequence commensurate with similar mistakes made by job applicants, but it's small justice.
In a twist of irony, Sunrise Systems, Inc. is seeking an employee to handle "Prooof Reading" duties, per the headline of this job posting, which, as you can see from this Google search, is spread about the Internet with startling abundance. Yep, you read that right. Three Os, as you can see highlighted in the screen shot above. Also, in addition to the extraneous O, "proofreading" is one word, not two. Making two stupefying blunders on one word demonstrates unparalleled mistake-making efficiency.
HTF does a mistake like this happen in a job posting for a proofreader? When reached by phone for comment, a recruiter at Sunrise Systems curtly stated he was "not interested" in discussing the error. All we can assume is the reciprocal of what the recruiter would likely assume if he received a cover letter featuring the same mistake: Sunrise Systems is a careless company. Underscoring that assumption is the fact that the mistake, published on or before January 12th, 2009, has still not been corrected, despite their knowledge of its existence.
Feel free to cast verbal assaults.