Condom firm seeks Swedes for ‘hard but satisfying job’
Published: 21 Jun 2011 14:34 GMT+02:00
Updated: 21 Jun 2011 14:34 GMT+02:00
The Swedish branch of condom giant Durex recently announced open positions for 1,000 happy Swedes of both sexes to act as condom testers.
“We offer flexible working hours, a hard but satisfying job, no uniform or training needed, and you can come when you want - but preferably not prematurely,” the ad reads on the website.
The company asks nothing else from their applicants than that they have to be between 18 and 30 and willing to help improve the condom-maker to get better at their game.
“Even if the campaign is tongue-in-cheek, the mission is very serious,” Category Marketing Manager at Durex, Claus Albertsen, said in a statement.
If applicants possess a good nature, a passion to excel, empathy, curiosity and potential to excite, they are ideal for the position, according to the company.
To apply, interested jobseekers can enter the company website, answer why they are “the perfect condom-tester” and answer a few sex-related questions.
But according to Albertsen, the job as condom-tester is just as important as it is lustful because the testers will help try out and develop products that don’t just protect but give people a better, more satisfying, sex life.
“We are hoping that our testers will find it both safe and enjoyable to use a condom and that they will spread the good news further,” Albertsen said.
All applicants are automatically entered into a prize-drawing whether or not they are successful in their applications, with prizes ranging from a weekend stay in a Stockholm hotel to condom and sex-toy kits from the company.
A t-shirt “showing their new status” as condom tester and a pack of condoms will be issued to all new employees.
The deadline for applications runs out in August and the successful applicants will be notified in September, according to the company.
“Apply now, and go for it,” the website urges the would-be Swedish testers.