While many working Americans complain that their jobs are boring or stressful, a newly-posted position on job networking site Indud.web offers a unique combination of both boredom and stress.
"It's a rare opportunity for people to really push themselves to perform at a very high capacity doing work that is mentally and emotionally unstimulating," said Indud recruiter Millicent Jones of the advertised position, an operations support role at an undisclosed communications company. "For little financial gain."
Jones explained that the new operations support role does not require employees to enter into a cumbersome long-term employment agreement, although it does require a commitment for as long as the job lasts. "It's technically a temporary position of unknown duration, but it could last years," said Jones. "Or it could wrap up more quickly, in a day or so."
She went on to note that, unlike many jobs into today's low-budget marketplace, the operations support position pays a truly living hourly wage, allowing employees to comfortably pay the rent, purchase groceries, and even indulge in the occasional dinner out, provided they work full-time, 40-plus hours per week, year-round, with no time off.
"Except for most weekends, of course," said Jones. "When else are people supposed to do their grocery shopping?"
Other benefits of the operations support role include not being locked into employer-based health insurance or a retirement plan, and not being required to work on holidays, except when requested by a supervisor. There is also very little cutthroat pressure to get ahead, said Jones, as the position offers absolutely no opportunity for advancement.
Encouraging anyone seeking a new workplace challenge to apply for the operations support position, the Indud recruiter emphasized that the hiring company urges its workers to maintain an excellent work-life balance, so that they are able to pursue fulfilling activities somewhere.
"Work shouldn't be everything to people," said Jones. "We truly believe that."