My new enterprise: Sweatshop writers!

I just came across this ad at the website from an agency that sometimes sends work my way:

I am looking for someone who fits the following criteria to write 500+ word articles and online content on an ongoing basis. The article topics could cover a wide range of IT, web design and seo areas and possibly many other niches also.

You must be:

1 – An English native speaker /OR/ it must be impossible for me to discern you are not an English native speaker.
2 – A versatile writer.
3 – Able to deliver 5 articles within 48 hours.
4 – Experienced – no new writers, thank you.
5 – Able to provide content which you have checked through Copyscape.
6 – Able to provide grammatically accurate content with no spelling or punctuation errors.
7 – Accept payment via Paypal.

Content will be paid for at the rate of $1.50 per article of 500 words. $1.75 for articles of 750 words.

(Emphasis mine)

Really? 1 buck 75 cents for 750 words? I guess the person taking this assignment would be better off manufacturing clothes in China for H&M.

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