Today’s competitive workplace environment demands workers who bring their A-game to their jobs and careers. There’s no question about that. But the reality is that there are plenty of managers, bosses, and recruiters who come up with unrealistic demands for potential new employees.
One Twitter user (and author), @honeystaysuper, recently found a job post with requirements that were so demanding, she had to share it with the rest of us.
She began with a strong introduction.
The post began with a job title that’s actually four different job titles and requesting at least a five-year commitment.
The rest of the post shows that this person basically wants to hire a mom/CEO and offers a pool house with a full kitchen.
Let’s not forget, a university degree or equivalent experience is preferred!
If this didn’t sound like a lot to you, below are other important duties!
Clearly, the person trying to hair this supernanny/au pair wants the home to run like a company.
Sure, many families do what they can to help their children succeed at school, but they don’t play math games more than they need to!
The job description also requires the prospective supernanny to conduct family meetings and train as needed.
As if things didn’t sound complicated enough, the requirements just keep coming!
In this part of the ad, the person in question is describing a chef and nutritionist!
In this part of the ad, the OP is looking an athlete/coach!
Tired yet? Heed author Kimberly Harrington’s warning!
Okay, it makes sense to have a CPR certification if you’re going to care for young children, but everyone else?
Driving in different countries?!
The only request here that makes sense is the part about appropriate boundaries.
Otherwise, the OP is asking for a child counselor.
In this part of the ad, the OP is discussing love.
At this point, Harrington gives a bit of context for this post, and it doesn’t make the OP look any better.
And that specificity is FRIGHTENING!
In the end, though this job listing is specific about the needs of the OP, it doesn’t seem like there will too many takers for several reasons.
Phew! This was a long read!
There are many reasons why some people would run after seeing an ad this lengthy. We can see why it needed to be shared.
What did you think of this “help wanted” ad? Do you think it’s fair to expect someone to do this much work?
Sure, the person will get a car, pool house, benefits, and high pay but it’s clear that the job is a bit much.
That’s why the comments section is ready to hear you out!