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Job applicants for World's Toughest Job get a big shock

Of 2.7 million people who saw a job posting by a Boston agency for a 'director of operations' position, just 24 applied. That's likely because of the brutal requirements.

The website rehtom.net posted the job and paid for ads, hoping to get the right applicant. So what is required from the right applicant. Here's the entire list:

  • Must be able to work 135+ hours a week

  • Ability to work overnight, associate needs pending

  • Willingness to forgo any breaks

  • Work mostly standing up and/or bending down

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs. on a regular basis

  • Ph.D. in psychology or real-life equivalent

  • Crisis management skills a must

  • Ability to manage a minimum of 10-15 projects at one time

  • Ability to communicate at all levels (basic to advanced)

  • Ability to improvise

  • Proficient in handling sticky situations (literally and figuratively)

  • Ability to coordinate multiple, often conflicting, schedules

  • Ability to make independent decisions on behalf of others

  • Ability to work with associates with minimal ability

  • Ability to work in a chaotic environment

  • Frequent travel; minivan driving experience a plus

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach

  • Flexible when it comes to surprise requests

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in negotiating, counseling and culinary arts

  • Unlimited patience

  • Understanding of social media, mobile devices and video games

  • Understanding of finance

  • Understanding of medicine

  • Selflessly driven

  • Valid driver’s license, CPR certification and Red Cross membership

  • Ability to wear several hats, professional and domestic

  • Positive disposition at all times


Those requirements all for a job that pays $0. So who would hire for a such a job? Only one way to find out. Click play to watch their interviews and real-time reactions and, believe us, it's worth it to watch to the end.