This Could Be the Most Honest Job Listing We’ve Ever Seen
Want a work-from-home customer service job that doesn’t involve finding a quiet space, talking on the phone or up-selling anything?
If you like a company that tells it like it is, we think you’ll love this opportunity.
Sugar dating site Secret Benefits is hiring someone for customer support and profile moderation. Refreshingly, the company doesn’t sugarcoat the job description.
“If customer service is your passion, perfect! More likely it’s not, but this job will free you to follow (your actual passion).”
… nor the pay: “The pay won’t go far in New York or San Fran.”
And the listing opens with a blunt, “There are no benefits.”
It also admits, “The work may be tedious … often answering similar support questions. At times you will lose faith in humanity and wonder how the asker gets by each day.”
If you’ve ever worked in customer service, you know this speaks #truth.
“If you’re still reading,” the upfront listing continues, “this might be your dream job.”
Become a Customer Support Rep with Secret Benefits
Secret Benefits is a dating site whose mission is to “help men and women find their dream arrangement so they can get what they really want out of their relationships.”
If you’ve heard of sugar dating, you can probably understand the no-BS nature of this job listing.
It is, in fact, just about the most no-BS way to approach dating you can find. Arrangements vary, but it generally involves one wealthy partner providing some amount of financial support in exchange for companionship.
This position would be responsible for answering customer queries via email. You’d also moderate dating profiles to “ensure they don’t have a Kardashian as their profile pic,” for example.
Your schedule would be flexible, but the company is hoping for this position to be full time with hours between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST. You’d work independently, no one checking in or looking over your shoulder.
The job comes with few requirements for experience or equipment. Apply “If you were mildly entertained” by the listing, or simply, “want a job.” Previous experience working remotely in customer service is a plus.
Secret Benefits is not a startup, but a profitable company with a small team distributed around the world. It celebrates escaping “the confines of the 9-5 tedium and commute.”
If that’s what you’re looking for, this work-from-home job could be just the right arrangement for you!
To apply: Email “your best proof of being able to do this work” to the address listed here.
Writer’s note: We contacted Secret Benefits for comment, but haven’t heard back yet. We’ll update the article with more information if we do!
Your Turn: Have you ever come across a job listing this honest?
Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Writer’s Digest and more, attempting humor wherever it’s allowed (and sometimes where it’s not).