I am so relieved that we are nearing the end of discussing all the errors in Razing Ruth, all the lies, inconsistencies and just plain bizarre plot elements Chris Izer-B* used to emotionally and financially manipulate her readers. After this there is just one more “Secrets and Lies” entry with hopefully two more additional entries to finally close the chapter on the book of Ruth. Then it will really start getting interesting. And horrible. If you’ve missed the first four installments in the “Secrets and Lies” series, you can read them here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three and Part Four
This entry is a bit longer than the others so I’m just going to cut to the chase. Let’s begin by discussing Ruth’s Chicago dreams.
The Job in Chicago
This is another situation wherein it is quite possible some of this could have happened. I suspect several of you in professional positions have seen people hired across the country without so much as a Skype interview, but I also suspect that it really is only a few people. But bear in mind that again we are discussing the gestalt of the Razing Ruth blog. It’s not one little thing – it’s all those little things.
Chris has deleted most of the entries about the job in Chicago but never fear, I have them saved. On May 15, 2013, Ruth reveals she has been offered a librarian job in Chicago and needs financial help to take it. She hilariously claims this is the first time she has ever solicited money, something I will disprove in a future entry, but she definitely asks for help from readers to help send her to Chicago. Her previous entries had been one long litany of how broke she was, how hopeless her life was – this job would save Ruth and her friends sent her money, hoping for once their online friend could catch a break.
On 5/16/13, Ruth posts an entry explaining why she needs money and offers details about the job. The job pays just under $14 an hour but has the potential for a raise after a period of time, plus benefits. On 5/19/13, she discusses how much money has been donated (note: if you have given money to Ruth and have not reported to me or on Free Jinger the amount, please do so in comments or via e-mail).
So yay, everything is coming up roses! Except none of it makes a lick of sense. Continue reading