Ready to graduate? Worried that your communications degree will be useless in the post-COVID world? Well, worry not, oh educated one—Oscar Meyer is looking for newly-minted grads to drive its fleet of Wienermobiles.
Anticipating an easing of COVID restrictions, Oscar Meyer has posted a job listing for its next batch of Hotdoggers, the intrepid young brand ambassadors who criss-cross the country in the iconic half-dozen-strong fleet of rolling frankfurters. The job is a year-long assignment that involves serving as a brand ambassador at some 200 events, so don’t expect to just sit on your buns.
What kind of hardware will you be piloting? Under the Wienermobile’s 27-foot fiberglass shell is a General Motors W-series truck chassis, also known as the Isuzu NPR. Power comes from a 330-hp, 6.0 liter Vortec V-8, which is situated between ketchup-and-mustard-upholstered bucket seats.
The first Wienermobile was created in 1936 by Carl Mayer, nephew of company founder Oscar, and the company has built several iterations since then. In recent years, Oscar Meyer has extended the fleet to include a Mini-based Wienermobile, a wiener scooter, an R/C Wienermobile, and even a Wiener drone.
Oscar Mayer is taking applications for the next group of Hotdoggers, which, presuming pandemic conditions allow, are scheduled to hit the road in June 2021. First, though, they must attend a two-week “Hot Dog High”, presumably where they will fill their quiver with hot-dog-related puns like “Lamborwienie” and “Fasten your meat belt”. Oscar Mayer must have the most overworked human resources complaint department in the entire food industry.
Don’t like hot dogs? No worries—sister brand Planters is looking for similar candidates to do a year-long tour in its Nutmobile. So instead of subjecting yourself to twelve months of inappropriate comments about the size of your wiener, you can spend the year talking to people about your nuts.
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