As a millennial just starting to infiltrate the job market, you’ll probably ask yourself a series of questions when looking for a job. Does the company’s ideals match my own? Does this position allow me to grow? Will I have a healthy work life balance? Is this what I want to spend the rest of my life doing?
And as a child of Asian parents, the constant answer is “There is no such thing as a perfect job”… or is there?
‘Cos get ready to send some resumés out and quit your current job. Nutella is hiring! And the position they’re offering will, without a doubt, be able to answer all the anxious millennial work questions your mind can conjure.
The Ferrero Company (the company that owns Nutella basically) is looking for 60 taste testers. The part time position will require four hours of work A WEEK (for reals!), spread out over the course of two days.
The salary offer is competitive to the current job market. But the best part is that you don’t need ANY EXPERIENCE. In fact, they encourage people with absolutely no training WHATSOEVER. The only requirements are that candidates don’t have any allergies and are familiar with using a computer. But oh, you’ll need to be able to speak Italian though, and be willing to relocate to Italy.
Here’s the complete job listing originally posted on Openjobmetis:
We are looking for people who would like to learn how to taste cocoa, hazelnut grains, and other semi-finished sweet products.
A paid training course (beginning in September and lasting three months) will aim to educate the sense of smell and taste and improve the ability to express in words what will be perceived with the tasting of semi-finished products.
At the end of the course, candidates deemed suitable will be hired with a long-term supply contract with a part-time commitment of two days per week of two hours.
They’ll even fly you out to their headquarters in Alba, Piedmont, Italy, if you get selected. Candidates will first undergo a three-month course of chocolate tasting. Then, the top 40 will make up two tasting panels of judges.
In a Nut(ella)shell, the Ferrero Company needs candidates who aren’t highly educated in nutrition or taste to spend two hours a day for two days a week tasting their products in Italy… and get paid for it.
To revise: Does the company’s ideals match my own? They create chocolate, YES. Does this position allow me to grow? You get three months training, YES. Will I have a healthy work life balance? Four hour work week. DEFINITELY. Is this what I want to spend the rest of my life doing? Who wouldn’t?
What are you waiting for? This could be you: