By Russ and Tiña De Maris
Frankly speaking, in a dog-eat-dog world, we need more wieners. Are you a hotdogger? If you are, you’ll feel right at home with this job offer: Work for a year driving an iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.
Parent company Kraft Heinz needs more than just drivers, they need public relations folks who will doggedly pilot their hot-dog shaped rigs across the USA, promoting their famous savory sausages served on sliced buns. Not just anyone needs to apply. The company says they’re looking for ideal candidates. Are you a hotdogger?
Here’s what meats – er – meets the grade: “outgoing, creative, friendly, exuberant, college graduate who has an appetite for adventure and is willing to see the country through the windshield of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile for one year.”
Cut the mustard
It won’t be a laid-back existence. You won’t “walk the dog” – rather, you’ll really run the dogs. With hitting more than 200 “events” in your year as a hotdogger, you’ll really need to cut the mustard. You’ll also need to relish doing things like answering the dogged questions of media folks from radio, TV and newspapers.
While one historic Wienermobile was built on a motorhome chassis, don’t imagine you’ll be sleeping in your rig. Rather, the company will put you up in motels and other “company housing” as you make your way around your assigned circuit. Obviously, being quick on your feet with dog-pointed puns is a plus. Are you a hotdogger? If you are, you’ll know the most commonly asked question is if there’s a bathroom on the Wienermobile. The answer is an obvious groaner: “No, it’s not a Weenie-bago”
Sad to say, most of us won’t come close to qualifying for this red-hot assignment. The company is looking for recent college graduates, preferably those with a B.A. or a B.S. (why does that figure?), and a 3.0 or better GPA. Are you a hotdogger still? Point your bowser – er – browser to the Oscar Mayer application site. But you’d better move your buns: The closing date is January 30.