In Canada, a candy store makes a tempting job offer: taste more than 3,500 candies a month for an annual salary of CA$100,000 (US$78,000), all from the comfort of your couch.
Candy Funhouse, an online confectionery company, is looking for a boss for its product tasters.
“Early last year we were looking for ‘foodies’ to try some original flavors, and currently we have three,” he told the AFP Candy Funhouse spokesperson Vanessa Janakijevski-Rebelo.
“We are now looking for a Sweets Manager, who will guide our sweets lovers down the sweetest path possible!” he said.
The responsibilities of the position include the approval of new products with the label “CCC” (Chief Candy Officer, or Director of Sweets), the organization of “confectionery councils” or the role of “chief taster”. Not to mention supporting “all things fun” in the business.
The offer is open to anyone over the age of five who lives in North America.
Key requirements include having “golden taste buds” and an “obvious passion for sweets”, as stated on the professional website LinkedIn.
Candy Funhouse said it received over 100,000 applications in two weeks.
“Most are adults, but about 25% are children,” the spokeswoman said.
On social networks, advertising is a hit with Internet users of all ages.
An American netizen, Matthew Crooks, tweeted that his eight-year-old daughter had created a LinkedIn profile just to apply.
“It’s official @candyfunhouseca she’s applied for the job. Thank you for helping her learn about hard work and the importance of a great resume, even though she’s only eight,” she said. -she writes.
Candy Funhouse said that once selected, the director of Candy will undergo “extensive tasting training”.
And he noted that benefits naturally include “a comprehensive dental plan.” (YO)
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