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AsslessBaboon t1_iymtj7s wrote

>Hate rats? Are you a “somewhat bloodthirsty” New Yorker with excellent communication skills and “a general aura of bad assery”? Then you might have what it takes to be the city’s new rat tsar. > >The official job title is “director of rodent mitigation,” although it was promptly dubbed the rat tsar. Salary range is $120,000 to $170,000.

This job listing had me chuckling on the floor despite having very severe musophobia. No amount of money can make me do this job, so am bloody jealous of everyone who lacks a phobia of rats and mice.


cosaboladh t1_iymusxl wrote

How far does $170k go in New York though? I imagine it being a huge step down from my current living situation on the west coast.


Siyuen_Tea t1_iynr3lt wrote

I can only tell you 170 goes further on the east coast than the west coast. If all things equal.


AsslessBaboon t1_iymvcv7 wrote

All I know is that I could certainly use £140k quid right about now. Cant someone like live in NJ or would the commute be too crazy?

Genuinely asking as I've never been to NYC


the_idea_pig t1_iyn5rxi wrote

Yeah, but that would require living in New Jersey. I'd rather crawl through new york's sewer system killing rats with my bare hands for free than live in NJ for any amount of money.


AsslessBaboon t1_iyn667d wrote

The jokes from movies/telly about NJ are true? Lol


ScottieRobots t1_iynvsay wrote

New Jersey is a funny place. It's not very large, and a significant portion of the northern part of the state is essentially a suburb of New York City, while a significant portion of the southern part is a suburb of Philadelphia (with all the good and bad that comes along with that).

But it's fundamentally beautiful and varied temperate coastal land. Because of how things are, though, you can drive from a warm sandy beach to a mountaintop surrounded by productive farmland in an hour and a half, while stopping in a handful of crime ridden ghettos AND a few of the richest counties in the country along your way.


Astronaut-Weird t1_iyo19sq wrote

Spot on. We like to talk shit about them and their pizza but, NJ, honestly, has a great variety of things to offer as a state.


Kiosade t1_iynv04t wrote

I live on the opposite side of the country, but I’m pretty sure New Yorkers just like to pretend to hate NJ for some reason. Like a rivalry. I think there are plenty of perfectly good parts of NJ to live in. It’s not Mississippi!