Well, this is horrible:
The Firm [this firm] utilizes the following hiring process:
* All candidates are allowed to begin a paid contract legal assignment at $20.00/hour. If you apply you will be given an assignment.
* Each day the candidate with the weakest work product will be cut until one candidate remains. This process will take one or two weeks until the final candidate is offered on-going employment. If you have seen reality television shows where contestants are cut from episode to episode such as Top Chef, Top Shot or Project Runway — it will be like this. Do you have what it takes to be Top Associate?
Do you have a soul?
Certainly the most important part of any hiring process is to crush the candidate's spirit right at the outset. This one potentially takes a couple of weeks to do that, but still should be quite effective.
According to the ad (which appeared on Craigslist recently), the firm was taking applications only until October 5, but you still might want to show up and personally humiliate all the existing candidates until they are too traumatized to return. They'd probably look quite favorably on you at that point.
(via Above the Law)