Anyone who is caught sleeping at work usually has to expect trouble. In this job, on the other hand, sleeping is expressly required: the US mattress company Casper is looking for professional sleepers in a job advertisement. "Get paid to sleep" - get paid for sleeping - the company entices on its English-language homepage. "Join the 'Casper Sleepers' and show off your sleeping skills in public, on social media and everywhere other people are looking."
According to the job advertisement, you don't have to be able to do much more than sleep, but you have to be able to do it really well and a lot: "Extraordinary sleeping skills" and "a desire to sleep as much as possible" are the top requirements in the job profile. Sleeping in front of an audience, in the company's shops and "in unexpected places out in the world" is also explicitly required. At best, the job candidate has the "ability to just sleep through it all".
Unfortunately, when you wake up, the work is not quite done. In the rare waking moments, the frequent sleeper is said to create Tiktok snippets for the company's social media channels, in which he shares his positive sleep experiences with the world. So basically it's all about promoting the Casper mattress.
The US company Casper Sleep is one of those brands that has been selling self-developed mattresses over the Internet in recent years with marketing power worth millions behind it. In Germany, too, online mattresses such as Casper, Emma or Bodyguard from Bett1 have stirred up the market and are competing with the long-established providers with their shops.
If you feel called to be a professional mattress listener, you are welcome to present your sleep skills via Tiktok as part of the application, writes US provider Casper. However, the job advertisement does not reveal how much you earn as a sleep ambassador. The preferred location is New York, it is still said. And: "Dress code pyjamas".