How Low Can You Go?

Looking for a job in Germany? With unemployment in Europe's former economic powerhouse at a staggering 11.3%, auctioning off your labor online may be the best way to go. At, a website that has been a hit since its launch in October 2004, job seekers post their qualifications-- in everything from pet grooming to accounting--and the minimum wage they will work for. Would-be employers then place their bids, with the highest offer taking the prize. Alternatively, employers post jobs that need doing, along with the maximum wage they are prepared to pay, and candidates then compete for the opening, until...

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