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This is a very simple robot. If asked "should I quit my job?" it says yes and offers encouragement.
Anyone who has reached the point of asking a stranger--human or machine--for advice like that really wants to quit, so we encourage them.
The money-making part of this is that it tracks the jobs
that people are quitting, and connects paying customers with those opportunities.
When I first posted this, someone annotated it with her personal marriage problem, thinking the idea was an actual automated counselor. I deleted her posting out of decency since she even included her name. [mrthingy, Oct 04 2004]
||How about a Magic Job 8-Ball with all the answers pointing to no?
||"Sure, we'll hook you up with jobs that other people hate so much they have to quit. Our fee? Nominal."
||[mrthingy] (link) I hope it wasn't mrsthingy.