The Toughest Job That You’ll Ever Love


Even in today’s tough economy, this job listing seemed awfully demanding. (Here’s the listing.) The title was “Director of Operations” and the requirements were no joke:

  • Must be able to work 135+ hours a week
  • Ability to work overnight, associate needs pending
  • Willingness to forgo any breaks
  • Work mostly standing up and/or bending down
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs. on a regular basis
  • Crisis management skills a must
  • Ability to manage 10-15 projects at a time

And the list just goes on from there.

The job ad was placed by Boston-based agency Mullen and received over 2.7 million impressions from paid ad placements. Unsurprisingly, only 24 people actually inquired. They then interviewed via webcam, and their real-time reactions to the interviewer’s questions were recorded.

The applicants ask questions in disbelief. What job could possibly be so hard?

Watch the video to the end to find out.