Lululemon CEO Christine Day is stepping down and that means that now is your chance to step in and lead the yoga wear company. The company has had a rough go of it lately; in March, the company had to recall the black Luon yoga pant because it was too sheer. There’s nothing like striking a twisting yoga pose in sheer pants and not knowing that you’re giving the folks behind you a free show.
Despite the see-through yoga pants public relations nightmare, the company is still able to show its fun side as is evidenced by the Lululemon CEO job listing. The help wanted ad starts off a bit cheeky; the job description reads, “You report to no one, you are the CEO (duh). You are passionate about doing chief executive officer type stuff like making decisions, having a vision and being the head boss person.”
Qualifications include the ability to communicate using Sanskrit and holding a headstand for 10 minutes, a plan to bring yoga to Mars in the next five years, and you must have Chip Wilson, Bill Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, and Oprah Winfrey on speed dial.
According to CNNMoney, as of last Friday Lululemon had already received 160 applications. I have to wonder, though, how many of these applicants really thought that the job listing was legitimate. It is obviously a playful attempt at drawing attention to the company. On the other hand, I also wonder if any of these applications are so outrageously creative that the Lululemon leadership team follows up with an interview.
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