EatStreet Is Hiring a ‘Curd Nerd’ to Travel Wisconsin in Search of the Best Cheese Curds

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Italy has Parmigiano-Reggiano, France has brie, and Wisconsin has curds. The bite-sized nuggets of curdled milk may not be the most sophisticated products in the cheese aisle (they're often served deep-fried with a side of ranch dressing), but they hold a special place in the hearts of many cheese lovers. Now, one curd connoisseur will have the chance to sample the fare across Wisconsin and get paid for their efforts.

As Thrillist reports, EatStreet is seeking a "curd nerd" to traverse America's Dairyland in pursuit of the best cheese curds in the state. From the 15th through the 29th of October—which is National Cheese Month—the cheesy ambassador will visit Wisconsin's top curd destinations with EatStreet's social media team. After tasting a variety of styles (battered with Wisconsin beer and as a topping on poutine are some possibilities), they will determine which curds reign supreme.

The job pays more than literal cheddar. For every hour they devote to the campaign, the curd nerd will make $12.50, earning a maximum total of $1000 over two weeks. The expenses of the trip, including an unlimited diet of cheese curds, will also be covered.

If you're ready to turn your love of cheese into a lucrative gig, submit an application to EatStreet before October 2 by answering these two questions: "Why do you want to be EatStreet’s curd nerd?" and "What unique skills and abilities do you bring to the table?"

The ideal candidate is a Wisconsin resident with a "big personality and a passion for storytelling." You should also be willing to share your lactose-fueled adventures on social media. Ready to start planning your trip now? Prepare yourself with these (slightly) cheesy facts about Wisconsin.

[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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