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If you’ve ever wanted to be a professional candy taster (let’s face it we’ve all thought about it at least once or twice), then now is your chance.
A Canadian company by the name of Candy Funhouse has created a job listing in search of the world’s first ‘Chief Candy Officer’.
What does that entail, you ask? Literally eating candy. Yep, that’s it.
While loads of people would think eating lollies for free is enough payment, Candy Funhouse is offering its star employee a serious salary of CA$100,000 (AUD$112,500, £64,000).
It gets even better as well, as not only will the employee be testing the sweets day upon day, but they’re permitted to do it from the comfort of their own home if they wish to.
One has to wonder how good their healthcare plan is because that employee is surely going to need a good one.
The job description reads: “We are looking for the world’s first and only Chief Candy Officer! This opportunity is work-from-home with the option to work out of either Toronto, Canada (Canadian Residents) or Newark, New Jersey (American Residents), paying up to $100,000 annually to lead the ‘FUNhouse’ Candy Strategy. This includes approving all candy in inventory and deciding whether or not to award each treat with the official ‘CCO (Chief Candy Officer) Stamp of Approval’.
The job will require the CCO to test more than 3,500 candy products a month, run candy board meetings, and decide which products the Candy Funhouse will carry.
And look, let’s be honest, sometimes the most intelligent and experienced sweet tasters aren’t necessarily the oldest.
As such, Candy Funhouse had opened up the application to anyone aged five or older.
The listing reads: “All you need is a passion for candy, pop culture, and a sweet tooth!”
Imagine a five-year-old running around with 3,500 treats, leading board meetings and having $100,000 to splash.
Part of me really wants to see that come to fruition.
According to the LinkedIn application page, the job listing has already had more than 200 applicants so there is some serious competition if you wish to claim the position.
Despite the working from home benefits, unfortunately, the position is only open to those residing in North America.
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