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Hard to Fill YOUR Positions? Saudis Post To Hire 8 More Executioners....

Yes - you have it tough on the recruiting front.  College kids who big corporations are buying out with salaries way beyond their years, leaving your college recruiting program a bitt scattered.  Software Developers who act like rock stars and won't return your inmails.  It's a hard knock life you lead...

It could be worse - some recruiter just posted for 8 new executioners in Saudi Arabia.  More from The Independent:

"Saudi Arabia is advertising for eight new executioners, recruiting extra staff to carry out an increasing number of death sentences, usually done by public beheading."

What qualifications do they need?  I thought you'd never ask.  

"No special qualifications are needed for the jobs whose main role is "executing a judgement of death", the advert, posted on the civil service jobs portal, said."

Ugh.  No qualifications needed?  OK, Let's say you're a budding executioner.  Why is business so good?  You might ask that in the interview, Right?

"The Islamic kingdom is in the top five countries in the world for putting people to death, rights groups say. It ranked number three in 2014, after China and Iran, and ahead of Iraq and the United States, according to Amnesty International figures.  Saudi authorities have not said why the number of executions has increased so rapidly, but diplomats have speculated it may be because more judges have been appointed, allowing a backlog of appeal cases to be heard. Political analysts said it might also reflect a tough response by the judiciary to regional turbulence.

Executions have to be taxing.  You might ask what's expected of you in the job.  Is there a quota of executions you have to perform?

"A man beheaded on Sunday was the 85th person this year whose execution was recorded by the official Saudi Press Agency, compared to 88 in the whole of 2014, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).  But the job also involves performing amputations on those convicted of lesser offences."

So you nod and accept the fact that there's some non-killing busy work that fills up the hours in your day.  But the pay has to be good, otherwise, who would do this work, right?

"A downloadable PDF application form for the executioner jobs, available on the website carrying Monday's date, said the jobs were classified as "religious functionaries" and that they would be at the lower end of the civil service pay scale."

The world has always been mad.  Our access to information globally - all the way to a job posting for an executioner - implies that it has only recently gone mad.  

Hug your children. And tip your waitress this week.

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