Gotta lead off with this today, because it’s just so damn brilliant, and because it will soon apply to my life as a full-time stay-at-home father.
A company in Boston called Rehtom posted a job on its website listed generically as a “Director of Operations” position, and got 2.7 million people viewing the opening.
Only 24 applied, and were granted interviews, thanks to some of these requirements of the job:
— Must be able to work 135+ hours a week
— Ability to work overnight, associate needs pending
— Willingness to forgo any break
— Work mostly standing up and/or bending down
— Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs. on a regular basis
— Ph.D. in psychology or real-life equivalent
— Crisis management skills a must
— Proficient in handling sticky situations (literally and figuratively)
What makes it hilarious is that the company then videotaped their interviews with prospective employers, before halfway through explaining to them that the job is simply “Mom.”
So great. Shout-out to all the Moms out there who do all this and more, each and every day.
**Next up today, this is something you just don’t see every day, but more proof of sports doing good. Last Saturday night fans of the Bakersfield Condors minor-league hockey team littered the ice with 6,000 pieces of clothing, including a whole lotta underwear.
On what the team called “Undie Sunday” (which has to be a descendant of the great “Married With Children” episode about “Bundy Funday Sunday”), fans threw 1,096 pairs of socks, 2,773 pairs of underwear, 1,747 diapers and 55 bras, all to be donated to the Mission at Kern County and the Kern County Network for Children.
Sure, there were probably some people leaving the game who were a little uncomfortable and missing some clothes, but hey, it’s California, they’re all crazy hippie weirdos out there, right? (Kidding of course).
**And finally, heard this really interesting idea for a sports league on NPR’s always-awesome “Only A Game” show this week. An entrepreneur in Harlem named Dr. John Howard Jr. has come up with the idea of the Mixed Gender Basketball Association, a new basketball league that will have men and women competing against each other.
Each game will feature three men and two women on the court for each team in the first quarter, then the reverse in the second quarter. Three-point shots for women will count as four points, and there are some other cool innovations as well.
Will this work out, and will fans come out to see it? I have no idea. But it sounds really interesting; check out the NPR story here.