It may be amusing or disgusting based on your point of view. But, 5 people are zealots of bathroom matters enough to write blogs from the sanctuary of portable toilets in New York City over the upcoming holiday season. No less than brand maven Proctor & Gamble is.
P&G’s Toilet Talent Search
If you love the loo, and we mean really love it, then P&G (Stock Quote: PG) has a job for you.
P&G’s Charmin toilet paper division launched a national job search this week to locate five “outgoing and enthusiastic people” to work in New York City’s Times Square Charmin Restrooms this holiday season for a salary of $10,000 each. The lucky five selected will interact with a multitude of restroom guests while getting paid to revel in their own “love of the loo.”
Yep, we’re serious. And don’t you call them bathroom attendants either. Charmin is referring to its new employees as “Charmin Ambassadors.”
Now that’s what we call spin. And it doesn’t stop there.
In its want ad, Charmin says “all candidates must really, really enjoy going to the bathroom.” Furthermore, applicants must be prepared to answer why they “enjoy the go” more than anybody else.
Believe it or not, this is not Charmin’s first potty promotion. This is the fourth straight year the company will provide tourists and locals alike with what it calls a “relief refuge” and momentary respite from the holiday rush. And Charmin is not being chintzy with its portable potties. The 20 deluxe and soon-to-be fully-staffed restrooms will offer additional amenities, including stroller parking, baby changing stations seating and a family photo area.
As to what kind of family would snap photos of its bathroom experience, we have no idea. But we are sure the five “Ambassadors” will fill us in on all the details — part of their job will be to blog about their experience in the proverbial hot seat.