|Cal spent half a day looking|
for a PG-rated "nipple clamp"
photo. He did not succeed.
The job search this week has turned .... bemusing. I've applied for enough out-of-academia jobs to get used to the random/inane/ridiculous "assignments," "tests," and "assessments" they throw at me to accomplish before the interview.
This one. Takes the cake.
The company wants me to research a product they sell and compare it to several national brands. Say what they do well. Say what Joe and Jane Competitor do better. Sure. I can do that. I can tell you how Swamps and Bogs would enhance your company's landscaping too, but ... no one outside of academia cares about my love of Swamps and Bogs.
No big deal. Right?
Oh. See. The "product" is ... well ... after a bit of online research, I realize this company sells ... *cough* adult novelties. I'm researching something related to these novelties, but ... it is very, very clear that if I get this job I'll be selling dildos, vibrators, and nipple rings along with this more benign product I'm being asked to research and compare this weekend.
I wonder if they'll ask me to try out new products at the office or if I'll get to take them home?