After speaking to a spokeswoman for a firm advertising training contracts for a salary of £10,000, I received a call from someone calling herself "Jess". She said she handled reputation management on behalf of the firm. Because it was an odd call, here is the transcript (skipping introductions).
Jess: Isn't it time someone wrote a review about you?
JH: Sorry, you're suggesting that someone write a review of RollOnFriday?
Jess: No, I'm suggesting that because of your negligence and because of the inaccurate information that you are publishing it would be just for somebody to write a review about your business online.
JH [sighs]: I'm not sure what the point of this conversation is, but I mean, you can. I'd dispute that we're writing anything negligent or inaccurate.
Jess: It is inaccurate because it's a clerical error.
JH: That's what the firm's told us, but it doesn't appear to be. There are adverts that were put up in 2016 and 2015 that also advertise a £10,000 salary.
Jess: Wouldn't that suggest, then, that it's an ad that's just repeated and obviously the error is also repeated because it's just a repost of the ad. Doesn't that make sense?
JH: Not really. I'm very suspicious of the suggestion that an advert can be posted at least three years in a row containing the same error without someone at the firm realising that it's advertising an incorrect detail.
Jess: Jamie, is this your company? RollOnFriday? Or do you work for the company?
JH: I work for the company.
Jess: You work for the company. Ok, and how long have you been working there for?
JH: Four years?
Jess: Oh, ok, so you write gossip, for a living, for four years?
JH: Well, I mean-
Jess: Grand! Gosh, you're punching.
JH: Well, I was a lawyer for-
Jess [laughing]: You WERE a lawyer! Wow, what happened to that career? You went from being a solicitor to writing gossip. What happened Jamie?
JH: I left.
Jess: You left! You obviously weren't very good at it then. Ok, yeah, stick to the day job, please. You failed miserably with law. Ok, [laughing] we will be suing you.
[Jess hangs up. JH weeps. Can he and Jess ever make it work?]