I recently lost my job, which is a long story in and of itself. It was a long term contracting gig and it ended sooner than I thought it would. So I find myself back on the market and looking for work, mostly in the fields of copy writing or copyediting. I applied for an interesting position as a copy editor and got a reply back the next day via email saying they were interested in my resume and wanted to talk about my salary requirements. Then the email tells me how much the position pays, which is much less than the going rate for copy editors and a fairly major step down for me from my last gig. I think it over and call the person back to see if maybe we can negotiate a little bit. Mind you, this wasn't and offer, just interest in an interview. I leave a message yesterday, never hear back from them and then find today that the ad has been reposted with the salary the original email quoted me, which no good copy editor is going to take because it's way below what copy editors normally make. WTF? It's not like I would have taken the job at such a shit salary, but I don't understand the logic of not calling me back and reposting the friggin' ad, especially since they added the salary. Ugh. I hate looking for work.