New York seeks a “bloodthirsty” anti-rat boss to end the plague

  • New York is looking for a “bloodthirsty” anti-rat boss who has a “killer instinct” to end the plague

  • They offer up to 160,000 euros a year to whoever gets the position; yes, working seven days a week

  • The presence of rats throughout the city has skyrocketed since the beginning of the covid pandemic

Hate pests? Do you have killer instinct? A certain bloodthirsty character? New York may have a new job for you: the Big Apple search a new rat boss. The city, embarked for decades on a fierce and until now unsuccessful battle against these animals, wants to give a new impetus to its fight and for this it intends to hire a director of rodent reduction.

“If you have the spirit, the determination and the murderous instinct necessary to fight New York’s relentless rat population, then the job of your dreams awaits you,” the city’s mayor, Eric Adams, announced on Twitter on Thursday.

They offer a salary of up to 160,000 euros per year

The job offer made public by the Mayor’s Office asks potential candidates for a university degree, professional experience between 5 and 8 years in urban planning and project management or government, three references and knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, among other things.

But also look for other less common qualities for public office, such as having a “bully attitudesense of humor and an overall tough-guy aura.”

“The ideal candidate is someone who is highly motivated and somewhat bloodthirstydetermined to study all solutions from different angles, including improving operational efficiency, data collection, technological innovation, waste management and wholesale slaughter,” the offer details.

Despite the humorous tone of the ad, the remuneration of the position is serious: up to 160,000 euros per year. Of course, you will have to work seven days a week.

The proliferation of rats has skyrocketed since the start of the pandemic

The hiring of this new “chief anti-rat” is part of the efforts of the local Administration to manage the problem of rats, which according to various reports has worsened significantly since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Aware that the abundance of rats has already become almost a joke for many, partly due to the proliferation of videos of them on social networks, the City hall New Yorker is pulling humor to try to raise awareness about this plague and promote their new measures against it.

This week, for example, the Mayor’s Office put on sale a T-shirt illustrated with a caricature of a rodent fleeing in terror under the slogan ‘Rats do not rule the city. We do that’. “Despite their successful strategy with the public and their insolent presence on social networks, rats are not our friends: they are enemies that must be defeated by the combined forces of our city government,” the City Council jokes in its job advertisement. .

This year, the city has passed several laws to try to control the number of rats, including new rules about the time that the garbage can stay on the sidewalks before it is picked up, require large construction projects to have an exterminator before receiving permits, or require buildings with rodent problems to install special containers.

Although it is very difficult to measure its population, in 2014 one study estimated that in New York they live about two million ratsabout a quarter of the number of humans.

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