Wanted: Professional couch potato who'll get paid to eat more!
A company is looking to hire a "professional couch potato" who will be required to do nothing extra but eat more junk food - and get paid for it. The firm Proactol Ltd is inviting applications to test their fat binder, which allegedly absorbs up to 30 per cent of fat intake, says a report.world Updated: Mar 15, 2010 23:33 IST
A company is looking to hire a "professional couch potato" who will be required to do nothing extra but eat more junk food - and get paid for it.
The firm Proactol Ltd is inviting applications to test their fat binder, which allegedly absorbs up to 30 per cent of fat intake, the Telegraph reported.
Officials are willing to pay 24,000 pounds to a "worker" who will eat 400 extra calories every day in high fat meals such as chips and pizzas during the initial in-house monitoring period to test the fat binding properties of a weight loss
"It's the ultimate work from home job," the Telegraph quoted a spokesman for the firm as saying.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work from home with supplies being delivered to their door.
The job ad reads: "We know it's incredible, but it's true.
"We are willing to pay you 23,750 pounds a year to continue doing exactly what you do every single day, and all we ask in return is that you eat 16 per cent more calories a week - or 400 more calories a day - whilst introducing Proactol into your diet.
"The ideal candidate should not already be on a diet but eat a healthy balance of carbohydrates, fats and proteins and be prepared to increase their existing calorie intake by 16 per cent a week by eating fatty foods such as Chinese takeaways, fish and chips, pizza or McDonalds.
"Essentially we want you to be yourself. No strings, no catches.
"We are looking to hire the ultimate average Joe who isn't afraid to eat more, be themselves and become a professional couch potato for a living.
"Your basic salary will be 23,750 pounds a year and every day will feel like a holiday in this job as you will get paid to be you."
First Published: Mar 15, 2010 23:29 IST