Sadly, it's not uncommon in these tough times for people to auction off some
of their possessions on eBay. But a dozen website producers who were recently
laid off by CNET Networks took a more positive approach by advertising something
else on the auction site: themselves.
Bidding reached $610 before eBay pulled the plug on the auction. ''Members
cannot legally sell human beings,'' the site notified group leader Lee Schlesinger
of Framingham, Mass.
The Boston Globe reports that in just one day, more than 1,600 people visited
the auction listing for Schlesinger and his friends, and 24 bids poured in to
view the resumes of the dozen workers, who were laid off from CNET's Cambridge
and San Francisco offices in July and January.
''Some seem like they have legitimate interest in our skills,'' Schlesinger
The Boston Globe