New York City Mayor Eric Adams may be dealing with rising crime and a homeless problem but he’s made it clear that he’s willing to pay big money for someone who can get rid of the city’s rats.
The job, which pays between $120,000 to $170,000, is being listed for anyone with a background of urban planning, project management or government work, but it seems the Democrat mayor wants someone with flair for the position.
The description goes even further, describing the job as doing ‘the impossible’ in stopping the city’s rats.
It also suggests you have a: ‘swashbuckling attitude, crafty humor and general aura of badassery.’ A knowledge of powerpoint is also necessary.
There’s a dark side to the position, however, as it says that you’ll need ‘stamina and stagecraft’ and that ‘the ideal candidate is highly motivated and somewhat bloodthirsty.’
A city councilmember told CBS News that the city has had a 71 percent increase in rat sightings since 2020.
The posting notes: ‘Despite their successful public engagement strategy and cheeky social media presence, rats are not our friends. Rodents spread disease, damage homes and wiring and even attempt to control the movements of kitchen staffers in an effort to take over human jobs.’
This is perhaps a reference to a time when rats seen chowing down on everything from pizza, bagels to salad went viral online.
The first rodent to take social media by storm for its larger than life appetite was Pizza Rat.
In September 2015, New Yorke