Employers have long turned to troubled companies to recruit talented employees. But they don't always bring their charm offensive to a venue as intimate as the restroom. And yet, as Valleywag has reported, a start-up called Cake Financial, a website shares an office building in San Francisco with Brickhouse, a division of Yahoo, "plastered Yahoo's entrance and building restrooms with fliers..."

The signs read:

Cake is hiring!

Web Developers
Interaction Designers
Visual Designers

We are located on the 2nd floor
Come in and introduce yourself

"While the advertising technique is straight out of college dorm life, the ROI might be favorable," adds Wired.com. "When asked if they had received any resumes from Yahoos, a representative for Cake confirmed that they had."

What do you think: clever hiring tactic, or really bad karma?