Thursday, February 2, 2023

New York City wants an ‘anti-rat jar’

NEW YORK ( Associated Press) – Hate rats? Are you a “slightly bloodthirsty” New Yorker with excellent communication skills and a “generic tough guy aura”? Then maybe you have what it takes to become the new king in the fight against the city rats.

The city government, led by Mayor Eric Adams, posted a job posting this week seeking someone to lead the metropolis’s long battle against rats. The official title of the position is: “Director of Rodent Suppression”, although he was soon named Rat Czar. Salaries range from $120,000 to $170,000 per year.

The job ad states, “The ideal candidate is highly motivated and somewhat bloodthirsty, determined to look at all solutions from different angles, such as improving operational efficiency, data collection, technological innovation, waste management and bulk Slaughter. Old.”

The ad is colourful, but the work is challenging.

New York City officials have tried to control the rat population for generations, with mixed results. Recently there has been an increase in the number of sightings of rats in parks, footpaths and other places in the city.

City rats have decimated former Mayor Bill de Blasio’s multimillion-dollar effort that focused more on trash pickup and better home inspections in specific neighborhoods. The city also began a program to use dry ice to suffocate rats in their hideouts.

When he was president of the Brooklyn borough, Adams once demonstrated a trap that used buckets filled with poisoned soup to drown rats attracted by the smell of food.

Now the Adams government is looking for a rat expert to become the public face of the city’s eradication and education efforts.

“Clever, voracious and prolific, the rats of New York are renowned for their ability to survive, but they don’t run the city, we do,” the job posting reads.

Applicants are expected to have a sense of humor and to “authoritatively and effectively take command, using practical techniques to exterminate rodents.”

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