Reader @spectagirl just tweeted us a link to a job listing at an LA architecture firm, which has an interesting note under "Compensation":
The bad news is we can't pay you what you're worth. The good news is you can stay in the profession, advance your skills, and have an opportunity to grow with us as the market recovers.
Well, at least they're honest. Perhaps applicants will feel lucky the job pays anything. These days many people work for free -- or even pay -- for an internship that gives them a small chance at establishing a career in their field of choice.