Popular Twitter user “@builder3“, which is dedicated to gossip and show business in Japan, shared a revealing update a strange recruitment call from the owner of the concept cafe, a way to refer to cafeteria themes such as those related to wives or other types. The text of the summons, now removed, reads:
- The hourly wage depends on the owner. If you provide the service the owner needs, the hourly wage will increase. If you do exactly what the owner wants you to do, we will raise your hourly wage. No problem, even if you don’t have experience.
- In the interview we will ask you how much you can do what the owner wants. You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do. Of course, the more you can do, the higher your hourly wage will be. If you can do it all, you can start earning between 5,000 and 10,000 yen per hour ($35.62 to $71.24). We are looking for a new employee to join our team.
The call also indicated, since it was a three-opening contract, it would be very easy to integrate socially with the teamto transport costs are covered by the companyand that even you can earn a salary without doing anything at work, as long as you do what the owner wants at the time. Finally, the summons wrote that there was no problem if the applicant was 17 years old (that is, one year after reaching legal age).
Finally, the user also reported that one of his followers took the test by sending a job application to that establishment. In a text conversation via smartphone, it can be read that the person in charge asked for photos and then he said he wasdo what the owner wants“includes going out to eat, kissing, among “other things”. The girl went further in the conversation and asked for an interview, for which she was told a date, time and place, and was told to wear a skirt or other revealing attire.
The conversation ends there, but it could be concluded that the girl only sent those messages to do research and that she had no intention of attending the interview. It’s certainly a very strange call, but it’s also indicative of what may be the real working environment faced by female workers at themed cafes in Japan.