A company called Rethom Inc. posted an online job listing for adirector of operations position that on its surface may have seemed likea cushy gig.
But the 24 people who applied for the job shortly found out itwas anything but easy.
In video-chat interviews, which the company has since postedonline, applicants were told by a hiring manager that the job would requirethem to stand all the time and work a minimum of 135 hours per week.
To be qualified,they would need to have a background in finance, medicine, and culinaryarts. The hiring manager went on to tell the candidates that there were novacations and that the workload actually gets more intense during Thanksgivingand Christmas.
As for the pay? It's an annual salary of, uh, absolutelynothing.
Needless to say, the job applicants were pretty exasperated. "That's inhumane," one cried out.
But the hiring manager persisted, explaining that billions ofpeople currently hold the position.
That's because the applicants were unwittingly applying for the job of"mother."
When the hiring manager made this big reveal, the applicantscouldn't help thinking of their own mothers and the impossible sacrifices they made on behalf of their children.
In fact, the hiring manager wasn't a hiring manager at all, butan actor paid by the greeting-card company American Greetings. The purpose, of course,was to remind people of how amazing mothers are so that people will, at thevery least, buy a card for Mother's Day.