Folks, every day I check the education job ads on Craigslist, because I've gotten some job interviews for teaching jobs on there, including the job I have now. I check the ads for Toronto and Hamilton, ON; and Buffalo, NY- the latter because it's still within driving distance and I can legally work there as an American citizen. Today, in the Buffalo ads, I witnessed something I consider to be an atrocity. The ad was for a student loan bill collector! They want people searching for education jobs, many of them themselves fretting about unpaid student loans (many recent graduates are more in debt than a lot of you older folks might believe- me included) to be TRAITORS!
Maybe it's just me. Maybe I don't understand how badly the CEO of Sallie Mae, with his multimillion dollar income, needs his loans repaid. But I do think it is just plain bad taste to put an ad like that in the education section. For heaven's sake, we are educators, not blood suckers!!!!!!