I agree with you. When I started at CC, all they required was a Bachelors degree -- and I was invited by a friend who was in the loop to teach there. Thus, I got the job not based upon my qualifications (I had a Masters degree at that time), but based upon who I knew. Later, I started applying for online adjunct teaching jobs (with just a Masters degree). Surprisingly, I got no nibbles (at least it was surprising to me)!!! I had submitted so many online applications that I forgot to whom I applied. Eventually, I got a phone call for an online adjunct job -- and I treated the interviewer like she was the hen that lays golden eggs. I went through multiple interviews, each lasting anywhere from 40 to 90 minutes. It was intense. She wanted me, so I eventually got the job, but little did I know what I was getting into!!! The online school that I work for is very hard and it's time-intensive. The older adjuncts said that when they began, classes were about 25 students, but now we are up to 40+ students (not in all classes). You do the math: If you get 40 students and if each turns in a four page paper and if you have three days to grade them, then it can become time-intensive, especially if you work a full-time job already!!! IMO the book "Make 100k teaching online" has been a great disservice to online teaching because it gave college administrators the idea that online adjuncts had too much time on their hands. Remember: college administrators read that stuff too. As a result, the student-to-teacher ratio has changed for the worse, all in the name of maximizing profit. It's quite possible for an online adjunct to work for slave wages, by the time it's a all calculated!