A company in Virginia wants to pay you to be a “Karen."
A company in Hampton, Virginia, has just posted a job on its website for a unique position. Dehumidifier Critic is looking for in-house “Karen” to write reviews and answer calls from customers. The job is remote, flexible, and requires the Karen to write at least three reviews a week. Best of all, it pays $65 an hour.
Just in case you’ve been under a rock and don’t know what a “Karen” is, here is a short description from the Urban Dictionary:
“A stereotypical name associated with rude, obnoxious, and insufferable middle-aged white women.”
Karens are the people that lodge complaints at stores and restaurants, get mad when their demands aren’t met, and frequently ask to speak a manager. This company believes enlisting a Karen to review dehumidifiers will give its readers a more authentic view of the product’s reliability and value. The employee will also be responsible for heading up the Call-A-Karen service, a sort of hotline where readers can get personal recommendations and advice about dehumidifiers.
Dehumidifiers are popular appliances in humid or wet climates where damp air gets trapped in buildings or basements. Damp and humid air can cause health and structural problems. Dehumidifers work by pulling that extra moisture from the air and maintaining a healthy indoor air balance.
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To qualify for the job you must speak and write English, have good customer skills, and be aged 21 and over. The application also asks you to give an example of how you dealt with a issue by being a “Karen." The hours and location are flexible, but you must apply by August 31, 2020.
Oh, and by the way—your name does not have to be Karen.