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Legenday Rick Dees Doesn't Want To Pay The Help

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You'd think a guy who in one breath says that he reaches "over 70 million terrestrial radio listeners in over 125 countries around the world" and has just built a new studio, wouldn't say in the next breath that he has no money left over for the help.

Bro doesn't have $8 an hour to pay a struggling college kid to answer the phones and fetch a Diet Coke for JoJo? Has the man behind "Disco Duck" hit such hard times after decades on LA radio that he's got nothing left for the kids?

Here's Dees' Craigslist posting that he put up earlier this week looking for an intern:

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World renowned entertainment personality and host of the internationally syndicated Rick Dees Weekly Top 40, Rick Dees is easily the most recognized voice in the world. Rick’s voice currently reaches over 70 million terrestrial radio listeners in over 125 countries around the world. As all of you now know, he has a new morning show on Movin 93.9, and he has just finished building brand new Dees Digital Studios right behind Warner Bros. Rick is looking for an intern who is ready to have fun and gain experience in the exciting world of entertainment.

Requirements: Must be reliable, eager to learn, have excellent phone etiquette, and have the ability to follow directions and work in a high energy work environment.

Duties: answering phones, general office duties, assisting the producers, and taking care of celebrity guests.

All interested candidates, please fax a resume to: 818-295-2173

* Location: Burbank
* Compensation: This is an unpaid internship, but the experience you will gain is PRICELESS
* This is an internship job
* Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
* Please, no phone calls about this job!
* Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

So maybe we were too harsh on Dees, we didn't realize that because answering his phones is PRICELESS, he can't put a dollar amount on paying people to do it, thus the dollar amount is zero. Now we realize that internships is an age-old tradition in the businessworld, but so is tact (we're told). If you really have 70 million listeners, pay the people who work for you. If you want to be a tight ass, don't put your name all over free Craigslist posts looking for freebees.

Likewise, if you are going to utilize interns, at least try to offer them something other than the glory of being barked at by your old ass. Dole out some concert tickets, dvds, movie screenings, college credit, air time, or even some love on the web site.

Perhaps Dees is offering some of those perks, but based on this listing you'd never know that.

Now the old man has us giving him free advice. Bastard!