In what can only be described as a feverish dream announcement for anyone with a sweet tooth, a Canadian company has announced that they will pay you to eat candy and decide which ones will go ahead to be sold by them!
Candy Funhouse, an Ontario-based company, has posted a job opening that claims they’re looking for a ‘Chief Candy Officer’ who will help them select the candy that they will sell and “decide whether or not to award each treat with the official CCO (that’s Chief Candy Officer in case you forgot from a few words ago) Stamp Of Approval”. In return, the candidate would be compensated with an annual salary of $100,000 (or INR 80 Lakhs approx).
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Before you slam your resignation letter at your manager’s desk, the company has a few requirements from their future CCO. The eligible candidates must be at least five years of age, live somewhere in North America (the position is remote since Candy Funhouse is an online candy retail company), be fluent in English, and be free of any food allergies.
The chosen candidate would be put through “extensive palate training” and the ultimate position holder should have “golden tastebuds and an obvious sweet tooth”.
According to the job posting, the CCO’s responsibilities would involve taste testing more than 3,500 products every month, approving the candy inventory, leading the FUNhouse strategy and running “candy board meetings”.
“Here at Candy Funhouse we’re all about FUN, and who better to set our FUNhouse strategy than someone that is a real candy fanatic,” said CEO Jamal Hejazi, in a statement, “Whoever lands this position better be ready for the ride of their lives, and to have chocolate flowing through their veins. I’m thrilled for all the candy adventures we have planned!”
Sounds too good to be real? Not really! The job posting is as legitimate as it gets.
“This is an actual job and is building on the Candyologists we currently have on staff,” a Candy Funhouse spokesperson revealed to Food & Wine, “If you stand out, you will be selected for an interview just like any other job position. It is based on merit, not a random selection sweepstake.”
The spokesperson also confirmed that you will be taken seriously even if you’re five, as “Children have the most creative and imaginative minds, with some of the most out-of-the-box ideas and that’s exactly what we’re looking for here at Candy Funhouse. In tough economic times, our community continues to fuel us in reimagining the way candy can bring people together.”
I guess we’ll just have to reevaluate our entire existence to figure out a way we can land the dream job to end all dream jobs. Sounds simple enough!