Friday Fun One: Bensons for Beds is looking for a “Bum Tester”

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// Bensons for Beds puts out internal job advert whereby it is seeking a “bum tester”
// Applicants must be “willing to sit down on the job”
// Successful candidate for the Posterior Elasticity Recovery Technician role “needs to make big impression”

Yep, your eyes are not deceiving you. Nor is this a hoax.

Bensons for Beds – one of the UK’s leading bedding and mattress retailers – is currently advertising an internal vacancy for a “bum tester”.

In more technical terms, the position is actually known as Posterior Elasticity Recovery Technician – or PERTer for short – and would be based at its UK factory.

To quote its press release, Bensons for Beds said the role was one “where a talent for sitting down on the job is not frowned on, but an essential skill”.

“The PERTer will be required to put Bensons’ new deeper mattresses through their paces by perching on the edge to gauge comfort, support and springiness,” the retailer added.

Bensons for Beds has posted details of the vacancy internally, including its 200 stores, inviting staff who are “proud of their posterior” to submit an application so their “prized asset” can be part of the product development programme.

The successful candidate will spend a day at the retailer’s Huntingdon site where they will work “cheek by cheek” with factory colleagues trying out products.

They will also meet TV presenter Stacey Solomon who this year became Bensons for Beds’ first brand ambassador.

Bensons for Beds is looking for a "Bum Tester"
Stacey Solomon is Bensons for Beds’ brand ambassador

Bensons for Beds chief operating officer Joe Wykes said: “All our mattresses go through rigorous automated testing to make sure the quality is top notch.

“But, as our customers know, nothing beats the human touch which is why we’ve invited applications from across the business to make an impression on the manufacturing process.”

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  1. A bum tester? On beds that they fail to deliver after 3 months?.. Seriously do not waste your time with this company.. I paid cash in full upfront and kept getting my order delayed..


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