Japan pizza chain offers $31,000/hr part-time job

TOKYO, Nov 2 (Reuters Life!) – Take-out pizza chain hiring.
Aged over 18, no experience required. Uniform provided. Salary:
$31,000 an hour.

As part of a series of events commemorating the 25th
anniversary of its arrival in Japan, Domino’s Pizza Japan is set
to hire one lucky person at the rate of 2,500,000 yen ($31,030)
for an hour’s worth of work in December.

A company spokesman declined to provide further details
until Nov. 10, but the company’s website said that anyone who
wants the job will need to file an application. Those passing to
the next stage will undergo an interview.

“Basically it’s anybody over 18, no questions about
education or experience,” the spokesman said. “We’re actually a
little surprised by how much of a response it’s getting.”

Hourly pay for part-time jobs in Japan averages just under
1,000 yen ($12.41).

Many of the comments on a Japanese article about the offer
noted that the salary was cheap for the probable advertising
impact and that there might be better uses for the money, such
as raising workers’ pay overall.

“If I got this, I couldn’t work for being afraid of what the
people around me were thinking,” one wrote.

In another of the promotions, anyone born on Sept. 30 this
year — the actual date the first Domino’s opened in Japan —
will receive a free pizza on their birthday until they turn 25.

(Reporting by Elaine Lies; editing by Paul Casciato)

Japan pizza chain offers $31,000/hr part-time job