$10,000 for 5 Weeks' Work? Which Company is Flush With Jobs

by SixFigureStart | October 23, 2009

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Finally. News of a job. A real, honest-to-goodness job with a salary and everything. It's only for five weeks, but the pay is substantial: $10,000. Sound too good to be true? Wait 'til you hear the description: Charmin (the toilet paper company) is seeking five "Charmin ambassadors" to "greet and entertain bathroom guests" at their seasonal Times Square bathrooms in NYC, according to New York Magazine.

As the magazine wryly notes, there is a "disturbing caveat" to the position: Charmin has specified that potential greeters "must really, really enjoy going to the bathroom." Suffice to say, if you're not sure exactly what that entails, you're probably not the right person for the job. Those who are interested can find full details of the position right here. Those include such handy hints as the following advice on how to arrive prepared for an interview: "Bring a photo, resume, and be ready to answer why YOU "enjoy the go" more than anyone else and why YOU should be hired this holiday season."

You've got to give Charmin their due: we can't think of a single other company likely to ask that kind of question in an interview. (We're also not sure why a resume is necessary; what possible experience could prepare you for this kind of a job?)

--Posted by Phil Stott, Vault Staff Writer

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