Farmer Boys Restaurant Will Pay a ‘Bacon Intern’ $1000 to Try Every Bacon Item on Its Menu

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Setting aside several hours to sample every bacon-filled item on the Farmer Boys menu may already sound like the perfect day to meat lovers. As Thrillist reports, the Southern California restaurant chain has found a way to make that scenario even more enticing: In exchange for one day of taste-testing every one of the eatery's bacon-filled dishes, Farmer Boys will pay its bacon intern $1000.

Farmer Boys is known for its bacon-forward menu. The restaurant's Farmer's Burger, Bacon Boy Cheeseburger, and Farmer's Chopped Cobb Salad all contain the beloved breakfast meat. For a full day, the new bacon intern will sample all of those items and judge the bacon they taste on qualities like flavor and thickness. They will also have the opportunity to try bacon-centric items that are still in development.

“At Farmer Boys, we’re firm believers in customer feedback and listening to our guests, and we felt that hiring our first ever Bacon Intern would add another layer to that philosophy and help make our food as pork-tacular as it can be," Farmers Boys Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Larry Rusinko said in a press release.

If this sounds like the job you were born to do, you can apply by uploading a photo or video to your personal Instagram account pitching yourself for the position. Tag @farmerboysfood and use the hashtag #farmerboysbaconintern to make sure your application is seen by the right people.

Prospective candidates have until August 20 to make their case. After the winner is announced on August 27, they will be responsible for getting themselves to Southern California, where the gig is located, to participate in this lucrative bacon binge.

[h/t Thrillist]

Netflix Is Hiring ‘Nerds’ in Los Angeles and Paris

Netflix's headquarters in Los Angeles.
Netflix's headquarters in Los Angeles.
Netflix

The word nerd might have started out as a mean-spirited schoolyard insult aimed at smart kids, but it has since turned into a term that self-proclaimed nerds wear like a badge of honor. Netflix has taken it one step further by using nerd as an actual job title—and they're currently looking for some in both Los Angeles and Paris.

The Nerds at Netflix are the IT team, so book nerds might want to sit this one out. According to the website, the streaming giant is looking for “smart, motivated” individuals to “provide exceptional technology support to [its] employee base.”

In other words, you’d essentially be responsible for troubleshooting technical problems for staff members. A degree in computer science isn't required, but you will need experience on a technical support team and an in-depth knowledge of Mac and Chrome operating systems, cloud-based services, Windows, Google Apps, and a host of other programs.

A day in the life of a Netflix Nerd could include resetting a few passwords, issuing a company-owned cell phone to a new employee, setting up a video conference, fixing a finicky printer or two, or keeping a careful log of all your resolved requests.

And, since the job is customer service-based, the listing also mentions that applicants should have “patience” and “excellent interpersonal and communication skills.”

The three positions are similar in nature, with a couple key differences. The Paris-based Nerd will live in Paris, of course, and must be fluent in both French and English. The other two positions are both in Los Angeles, but one is for the “Core Support” team that services the entire business, and the other specifically provides support to Los Angeles employees.

Nerd hopefuls can apply here.

Dream Job Alert: Irish Island Is Hiring a Couple to Run Its Local Café

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Resolving to spend more time unplugged isn't easy in 2020, but if you'd like to replace the gaming, binge-watching, and social media in your life with silence, nature, and solitude, consider moving to Ireland. As The Guardian reports, Great Blasket Island, off the country's west coast, has a job opening for two caretakers to manage a café and accommodations that are straight out of the 19th century.

The position comes with free food, lodging, and an undisclosed salary. Duties include maintaining three cottages and serving tea, coffee, and snacks to up to 21 guests. Such luxuries as Wi-Fi, hot showers, and electrical lighting are missing from the island. Instead, caretakers will depend on candles for light and stoves to boil water.

Great Blasket isn't completely off the grid. A small wind turbine there produces enough power to charge a smart phone, but with the spectacular views of the 1100-acre island and the Atlantic coast, you may not want to return to a life of nonstop scrolling.

Whether you apply for the job with a romantic partner or a close friend, it's important that the two caretakers get along well. Alice Hayes, the person behind the job listing, also stated that they should be friendly, talkative, and in good shape.

The gig starts on April 1 and runs through October 1 of this year. If you're interested in leaving the modern world behind for a few months, you can contact Alice Hayes for more information at info@greatblasketisland.net.

[h/t The Guardian]

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