An unemployed friend reports that she stumbled on the perfect foodie job, and can’t believe it hasn’t already been filled. Here is the job description (the typos are all theirs):
Anticipated employmet period: 02/25/09 to 12/17/09
Raises bees to produce honey and pollinate crops. Assemples beehives using handtools. Arranges with seller for purchase of honeybee colonies. Inserts honecombs of bees into beehives or induct wild warming bees into hires of prepared honeycomb frames. Place screen plug in hive entrance to confine bees and set hives using smoke pot or by placing carbonic acid soak pad over hive and to harvest honeycombs.
We don’t like the sound of “placing carbonic acid soak pad over hive” part, but what the hell? They also don’t mention that you get to wear that weird white suit and the spaceman hood, which might be a deterrent to a claustrophobe.
But the inevitable drawback appears later in the Job Summary, in the synopsis part: a limited potential pay range of $9.70 to $9.70 an hour.
State Job ID: NJ0741738
Job Title: Beekeeper
State Agency: WORKFORCE NEW JERSEY
Location: US – NJ, Fords, 08863
AJE Reference Number: 517379023
Job Start/End Date: not provided
Job Type: Temporary
Job Classification: Full Time
Hours/Week: 40 hrs/week
Salary Range: $ 9.70 – 9.70 per hour
Education: Less than High School
Formal Training: not provided
Certificates : not provided
Experience: 0 months
Homepage: not provided
Just in case you wondered where Fords, NJ is:
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Here’s a link to the job.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 20, 2009