As a part of the celebrations of its 25th year in the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan, Dominos Japan will offer one fortunate person $31,000 for an hour’s work. The deal is in commemoration of the pizza chain’s 25th anniversary in Japan (and 50th worldwide) when Domino’s Japan plans to hire one lucky person at a rate of 2.5 million yen for 60 minutes of work in December this year.
The offer is valid for anyone above 18 and even if you don’t have an experience or a formal education, you need not worry. “Basically it’s anybody over 18, no questions about education or experience,” the spokesman told Reuters. “We’re actually a little surprised by how much of a response it’s getting.” The company will keep mum about further details until November 10. But the company’s website said that anyone who wants the job will need to file an application. Those passing to the next stage will undergo an interview.
Many of the comments on a Japanese article about the offer noted that the salary was cheap for the probable advertising impact and that there might be better uses for the money, such as raising workers’ pay overall. So the company has very strategically targeted the market. Hourly pay for part-time jobs in Japan averages just under 1,000 yen ($12.41). In another of the promotions, anyone born on September 30 this year — the actual date the first Domino’s opened in Japan — will receive a free pizza on their birthday until they turn 25.