This company is looking for a professional beer taster who can drink beer all week long
Everyone loves beer.
Is there anything quite as satisfying as reclining on the couch after a hard day's slog with your favourite beer? If there is, I am yet to encounter such an otherworldly way to spend an evening.
Beer enhances the moment; more than a means to an inebriated end, there is something innately calming about kicking back with a six pack and a group of friends.
Typically, a beer at the end of the day marks the culmination of an exhausting plod along the treadmill of working life. There are very few professions in this life that represent an enjoyable pursuit rather than merely a means to a monetary end. Professional sportsmen/women, pop stars, actors or any generic famous person probably spring to the forefront of the mind as the perfect amalgamation of work and play, though such heady pursuits are typically reserved for the few, not the many.
As our culture becomes more and more keyed into "luxury" products, an endless search for some commodity or another that purports to improve our lives, the focus on quality has arguably never been greater. People like to appear well informed and clued up on the products they buy, particularly when it comes to food and drink, and as such, produce is held to more exacting standards than ever before.
Cue the enviable role of "taster", one whose palate is presumably so well refined and subtly tuned as to be able to detect hitherto unprecedented depths of flavour, and therefore be able to make reasoned decisions about what a consumer would want.
To many, this represents the job of their wildest dreams. Imagine, for example, the unbridled euphoria of spending your nine to five tasting various different flavours of chocolate, or else sipping a bouquet of red wines and deciding which fine french cheese would be best paired it.
Yet these jobs don't exist in real life, do they?
Actually, they do, and Meantime Brewing Company is the latest in a long line to advertise for a product testing role. This one is a real game changer, though, because - hold on to your hats - they want someone to taste and give feedback on beer.
Meantime posted a job advert for the role, which reads;
"Have you ever dreamt of being paid to drink beer? Well, that could soon become a reality as we're looking for beer lovers to earn a living, tasting new and innovative beers. Yes, this could just be the best job in the world."
A passion for beer is a must have, of course, and candidates should also know a fair bit about the process of making beer and the wider market. Sound like you? Here's how you apply, courtesy of the Meantime Brewing Company LinkedIn page;
"Please write a 30-word post on LinkedIn as to why you should get the job. Feel free to use video or photos and be sure to include the hashtag #pickmemeantime on your LinkedIn post, too, so that we can see your entry! We'll then review your profile and shortlist 3 candidates for a final beer-tasting round."
Your new dream job is here, and it's all about beer.