HR Strange But True!
December 19, 2008

Oscar Mayer is hiring a driver for its Wienermobile, but if you want the job, you should have a college degree and better be prepared to fight for the position with hundreds of other “wiener-wannabes.”

Oscar Mayer says it receives hundreds of applications each year from people who want to drive the Wienermobile, a position with the best job title we've heard in a while: Hotdogger.

What are the qualifications for the Hotdogger position? In addition to an appetite for adventure, a friendly personality, and boundless enthusiasm, t he company says applicants should have a college degree, preferably a BA or BS in public relations, journalism, communications, advertising, or marketing. The company says will consider candidates with other majors as well.

Why the preference for such degrees? The Hotdogger wears many hats. Besides learning to operate and maintain the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile vehicle, he or she will be:

  • Acting as a goodwill ambassador through appearances on radio and television, newspaper interviews, and visits to grocery stores and charity functions
  • Helping consumer promotion, marketing, and sales
  • Aiding in the organization of promotions and even pitching TV, radio, and print media.

What does the job offer candidates? The company says it offers a competitive salary, plus expenses, benefits, and clothing.  The company also says the driver of the Wienermobile can expect to be treated like a mini-celebrity.

If you are interested in the position, be sure to memorize the Hotdogger Oath:

As official Hotdogger of the celebrated Oscar Mayer Wienermobile , I salami swear to uphold the dogma set forth here, and I promise to:

Encourage wiener lovers nationwide to relish the delicacy, ketchup on the great taste of hot dogs, and give in to the craving once it's mustard. Be frank and furthermore, to be upstanding in a line for hot dogs at ball parks, barbecues, buffets, and other bashes. Journey into the streets, dachs, und ports of my community, wish well to all comers, plump and lean--and leave them with a wiener to roast about. As once I wished I were, now I am--an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Hotdogger.

Source: Oscar Mayer

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