Pizza chain offers $31,000/hour part-time job

TOKYO Tue Nov 2, 2010 9:48am EDT

A Domino's Pizza is pictured in its box in central London, February 15, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

A Domino's Pizza is pictured in its box in central London, February 15, 2009.

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Take-out pizza chain hiring. Aged over 18, no experience required. Uniform provided. Salary: $31,000 an hour.

As part of a series of events commemorating the 25th anniversary of its arrival in Japan, Domino's Pizza Japan is set to hire one lucky person at the rate of 2,500,000 yen ($31,030) for an hour's worth of work in December.

A company spokesman declined to provide further details until November 10, but the company's website said that anyone who wants the job will need to file an application. Those passing to the next stage will undergo an interview.

"Basically it's anybody over 18, no questions about education or experience," the spokesman said. "We're actually a little surprised by how much of a response it's getting."

Hourly pay for part-time jobs in Japan averages just under 1,000 yen ($12.41).

Many of the comments on a Japanese article about the offer noted that the salary was cheap for the probable advertising impact and that there might be better uses for the money, such as raising workers' pay overall.

"If I got this, I couldn't work for being afraid of what the people around me were thinking," one wrote.

In another of the promotions, anyone born on September 30 this year -- the actual date the first Domino's opened in Japan -- will receive a free pizza on their birthday until they turn 25.

(Reporting by Elaine Lies; editing by Paul Casciato)

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