Something for the weekend: US home products supplier GE Appliances is advertising for a professional grandma to demonstrate the cutting edge in its kitchen technology.
The organisation states that it wants to celebrate non-traditional, stylish grandmas, and highlights the need for candidates who represent diversity and can help sustain cultural legacies through food.
According the ad, the job title will be ‘great American grandma’, and the successful candidate will earn a $50,000 salary as a contracted employee. They will work for between 10 and 15 hours per month from 15 March 2019 to 15 March 2020. Benefits include five brand new GE Appliances kitchen products.
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The requirements are quite specific, however. The job advert states that the ideal candidate will be: “A grandma who can make us laugh and hasn’t touched a cookbook in decades…who believes in tradition but is anything but traditional…who won’t take ‘no’ for an answer when asking you if you’re hungry.
GE Appliances also states that the position will require smiles, laughs, selfies, videos and social posts, and that the right candidate will be socially engaged and willing to travel.
Prospective candidates should apply for the position via video submission, but the organisation notes that third party applications will also be accepted: “Friends and family can also submit applications on Grandma’s behalf by submitting interviews with their squeezable, lovable, witty, cantankerous, fashionable, camera-loving, foodie, edgy matriarch.”
Here at Employee Benefits, we like the sound of the reward package, but think GE Appliances may be missing a trick by not mentioning the pension…