.

So You Think You Have the World's Toughest Job?

The pay for a director of operations position – #worldstoughestjob – is so low it doesn’t exist, and the successful candidate will get no breaks.

When they first heard the requirements of a fake director of operations position, some duped applicants thought fair labor standards were being violated.
When they first heard the requirements of a fake director of operations position, some duped applicants thought fair labor standards were being violated.

By Beth Dalbey

Would you work 24/7 with no breaks, take lunch only when your associates have finished eating, and spend unlimited hours on your feet, bending over and exerting yourself?

You’ll need excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills, degrees in medicine, finance and culinary arts. It'll help if you're able to work in a chaotic atmosphere.

Oh, and if you have a life, you’ll be asked to give that up for a job that pays nothing, but – we're desperately needing a positive here – it delivers immeasurable joy.

Does that sound cruel, intense, sick and twisted? Do you wonder if it’s even legal?

Welcome to motherhood.

That’s the message in a video created by a Michigan native now working for a Boston advertising agency that's received nearly 17.8 million views, oodles of praise and some criticism.

Andrea Mileskiewicz, a Michigan native who is now an associate at the Mullen Agency in Boston, is the brains behind the ”World’s Toughest Job” video created for the American Greetings Card Company, MLive reports.

In it, job applicants think they are being interviewed over video-cam for a director of operations position.

Once the jig is up, they offer some heartfelt tributes to their moms.

The true inspiration behind the video is Mileskiewicz’s sister-in-law, Jeana Mileskiewicz, whom she visited over the Christmas holiday.

“She was working around the clock,” Andrea Mileskiewic said in a phone interview with MLive. “You always hear that expression that (motherhood) is the most difficult job, and seeing it put into practice spurred the idea."


Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »