Professional joint roller reveals the intense test he had to complete to get the job.
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A professional joint roller has revealed the gruelling job application process he had to undergo before landing his ‘dream job’.
Thomas Indigaro decided to turn his hobby into a career by taking his love for cannabis to the next level.
While Thomas always had an affinity for the devil’s oregano, he was asked to roll 500 joints in two days as part of his application process to become a professional roller at 710 Labs.
Not your typical 9 to 5 job interview.
He told Business Insider: “I got about halfway but they were satisfied with what I was able to provide. Eventually 710 Labs offered me a full-time position, which I was extremely excited about.”
Thomas told the outlet he was friends with 710 Labs founder Brad Melshenkeat at university, and when the entrepreneur remembered his old college pal was a master at rolling joints, he reached out to him.
On a regular day, Thomas said he usually tries to roll up around 300 joints while revealing he can roll up to 60 in an hour.
While most people roll a spliff in a similar fashion, Thomas has acquired his own special technique over the years.
He said: “Most rollers use a freehand technique where they hold it above the table and form it with their fingers. I prefer to roll on a table, so the joint never comes off it.
"It's similar to the way sushi would be rolled.”
Maybe a position at Nobu could be on the horizon for the skilled roller as well?
Despite working various jobs, from hospitality to tourism to home improvement, Thomas says his position at 710 Labs is by far the best job he’s ever had.
However, he urged young aspirational rollers that when it comes to the position, the company look for those who take ‘pride in their ability to craft a quality joint’/
Thomas said entry-level joint roller technicians can start making $20 (AUD $31.8 or £18.21) an hour.
Based off his rolling abilities, that means he would be paid 33 cents for every joint he created.
He added: “It's preferable that you have personal experience with cannabis.
"It makes the job a lot easier and more fun if you already love cannabis. There aren't any requirements other than your ability to craft a joint at a reasonable speed.”