Stories from the Job Search: Will You Still Feed Me?

(Drafted Jan. 1)

Job Search, Day 3 (ish):

I understand companies want to recruit the best, most qualified candidates. It also seems like they want to recruit the hungriest. Here are a few of the snack food-related offerings I’ve seen from job postings I’ve looked at in the last few days:

• Bacon
• “pots and pops” aka coffee and popcorn
• Fresh fruit
• “healthy snacks”

New idea: companies should just hire folks based on snack food preferences, thereby avoiding food-related office disputes and making an incredibly easy application process. I, for one, tend to eschew snacks but if I am going to snack, it’s cheese and crackers, and/or apples. Who’s hiring me?

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