Lululemon Posts Fake CEO Job Opening… And 160 People Apply
Lululemon Athletica is trying to restore fun to its brand after months of setbacks. Days after CEO Christine Day announced her resignation—and Lululemon stock fell 19 percent—the trendy yogawear maker has posted a job opening for CEO to its Web site in jest.
You report to no one, you are the CEO (duh),” the job description states. “You are passionate about doing chief executive officer type stuff like making decisions, having a vision and being the head boss person.”
What is Lululemon looking for in its CEO? The 15- year-old Canadian company wants a CEO who can communicate powerfully—in Sanskrit—and who has long-term goals for the firm, including a plan to bring yoga and luon to Mars in the next five years. The CEO should be able to perform a headstand for at least 10 minutes and must hold a talent search reminiscent of “The Bachelor” in which only one senior vice president will receive the final rose.
Not only do you lead the organization to create components for people to live long, healthy and fun lives, you know the secret to how they got the caramel in the Caramilk bar,” the firm describes its potential CEO.
As crazy and off-the-wall the posting sounds—including requirements that the desired applicant have Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey on speed dial and be capable of performing an impression of the yogi in “Shit Yogis Say”—160 people have actually applied for the mock position. Do they really have a lineage directly related to Phidippides, and did they actually vote for Pedro? Or are they returning one gag with another?