Company Looking To Hire 'Piracy Investigators' Promising $500+ Per Night
from the or-they-could-spend-it-on-better-business-modeling dept
Either way, the actual website this points to, PiracySurveillanceJob.com is somewhat entertaining. Apparently, the whole thing involves a California-based company. The application page notes that any work you do will be "under the direction and license" of a California Private Investigator named Wayne & Associates, which appears to be owned by a guy named Randy Cervantes in LA.
As for how much the job pays, apparently, it's based on how many venues you can find showing PPV events who haven't paid up on your given night, and it works as follows:
With a video: $100
W/out a video: $75
Self generated leads you come up with:
With a video: $175
W/out a video: $150
I also like the various requirements for the job, including that you have to call a ton of places up yourself the day before an event to ask if they're showing the event, and then compare that to the "legal list" that is sent to you of places who have paid for a license. It also says that you cannot be "timid or shy" and that you shouldn't apply for the job "if you're on your last $20," since they expect you to pay for your own gas to travel from bar to bar.
Anyway, the whole thing is a bit amusing, if you were wondering how operations like UFC (who is listed as a client) go about tracking down bars and such playing unauthorized showings of their events. It seems like a lot of money and effort for this sort of thing, but they must think that it leads to some sort of benefit.