It pays to pass out
An Indian startup has come up with an internship for those who love to sleep. In this job, all you’ll have to do is fall asleep – literally.
Wakefit, a sleep solutions startup that makes mattresses, is looking for interns who can clock in a daily sleep cycle of nine hours for 100 nights. That too, in the comfort of your own home.
Snooze on the job
The job entails sleeping every night for nine hours, every week for 100 days – all that along with a stipend of Rs. 1 lakh.
Through the internship, Wakefit will monitor one’s sleep patattern as the interns would be sleeping on the startup’s mattress. It will also offer counselling sessions and give a sleep tracker, that will monitor their sleep before and after using the mattress.
The perfect candidate
According to the website, an ideal candidate for the job is someone “who can thrive in a slow-paced environment, conceptualise and deliver effective strategies on how to get themselves and their team members to sleep deeper and longer. Demonstrated affinity to cosy environments, napping, lazing and lounging will be a bonus.”
Anyone who has a “fanatical passion” and “an innate ability” to fall asleep at the slightest given opportunity are welcome. Further, it also says that the dress code for this “dream job” is pyjamas.
No Netflix and chill
One of the only conditions for the job is that you’ll have to bid adieu to binge-watching because laptops are not allowed during working hours, and people who aren’t into watching multiple episodes without getting bored are preferred.
The qualifications also list out someone who has “the ability to blissfully ignore phone notifications at night”, with the company saying it is looking for candidates who have a history of falling asleep during class. They have also said that people who tend to snore would be at a disadvantage over those who don’t.
Eyes wide shut
Wakefit has been advocating for offices in India to install nap rooms at the workplace after a survey conducted by them revealed that 86% Indians feel they would be more productive with one. Looks like this is one job you can do with your eyes shut.