Taste more than 3,500 sweets per month for an annual salary of 100,000 Canadian dollars (77,000 euros), all from his sofa. Here’s an enticing job posting from Candy Funhouse, a Canadian online candy store, that is looking for its new “general manager of confectionery”.
The role consists of “leading the ‘Funhouse’ confectionery policy” and directing the “three ‘bonbonlogues’” already present. “At the beginning of last year, we were looking for bonbonlogues, our tasters of original flavors,” Vanessa Janakijevski-Rebelo, spokesperson for Candy Funhouse, told AFP. “We are now looking for our General Manager of Confectionery, who will gently guide our candy lovers! »
“Golden taste buds” required
The lucky winner will have many responsibilities, such as approving new products using the “DGC (Directeur Général des Confectioneries) label”, organizing “confectionery council meetings” or even the role of “head taster”. Not to mention taking care of “all things fun” in the business.
The offer is open to anyone living in North America who is 5 years of age or older. It is obviously necessary to have “golden taste buds” and “a passion for sweets”, specifies the job offer.
Success on social networks
Candy Funhouse said it had already received more than 100,000 applications in two weeks. “The majority are from adults, but around 25% are children,” the spokeswoman said.
On social networks, the announcement is a great success among Internet users of all ages. An American user, Matthew Crooks, indicated on Twitter that his 8-year-old daughter had applied, and even created her LinkedIn profile for the occasion. “It’s official @candyfunhouseca she applied. Thank you for helping her learn about work and the importance of a strong resume, even though she is only 8 years old,” he wrote. Once selected, the recruit will be subjected to “extensive tasting training” and will of course benefit from full dental insurance.