In Canada, a candy store offers a tempting job offer: sample more than 3,500 candy bars a month for an annual salary of C$100,000 (US$78,000), all from the comfort of your couch.
Candy Funhouse, an online candy company, is looking for a chief taster for its products.
He said, “At the beginning of last year we were looking for a ‘gourmet’ to try the original flavours, and we currently have three. France Press agency Candy Funhouse spokeswoman Vanessa Janakijewski-Rebelo.
“We are now looking for a dessert manager, who will guide our dessert lovers to the sweetest path possible!”
The position’s responsibilities include approving new products labeled “CCC” (candy manager, or confectionery manager), organizing “confectionery board meetings” or even the role of “chief taster”. Not to mention supporting “all things fun” at work.
The offer is open to anyone over the age of five who lives in North America.
Key requirements include the presence of “golden taste buds” and “a clear craving for sweets” as posted on LinkedIn.
Candy Funhouse said it received more than 100,000 applications in two weeks.
“Most of them are adults, but about 25% are children,” the spokeswoman said.
On social media, advertising has been a huge hit among Internet users of all ages.
Matthew Crooks, an American user, noted on Twitter that his eight-year-old daughter had created a LinkedIn profile to apply.
“It’s official @candyfunhouseca, I have applied for this position. Thanks for helping her learn about hard work and the importance of a good resume, even though she is only eight years old.”
Candy Funhouse said that once a Candy manager is selected, he will undergo “extensive taste training”.
Of course, he noted, the benefits of the job include a “comprehensive dental plan”. (YO)