Sharing meals and happy hours with friends, family, and co-workers over video is the new normal. Sure, the food probably isn’t as good as it is at your favorite restaurant, and it’s far too easy to hear the loud chewers in the group, but it’s better than eating alone — especially now that people are feeling lonelier than ever in self-isolation. And now that we’re all doing it, it’s the American way to try and monetize it. That’s where WhistleOut, a phone plan comparison website, comes in. The company will pay someone $1,000 to host three virtual brunches.
The gig includes conducting the brunches on three video chat apps, which offer a choice of Houseparty, Bunch, Airtime, Squad, and Rave. Which also means you’re required to have friends who are willing to eat a meal on these apps with you. After each one, there’s a little report to complete about how the app worked (food descriptions and brunch-stagrams not required).
Only one bruncher will be paid, but the chosen one, in addition to their initial $1,000 payment, gets a $300 Grubhub gift card so they can at least buy the food for everyone. Or they can keep it for themselves. No judgment here.
For the chance to hop on this remote gig, head to the WhistleOut website and write 200 words about, as the site puts it, “why you’re passionate about brunch, video chatting or, ideally, both!” Having social media platforms you can tag WhistleOut on doesn’t hurt, either.
The application process ends at 11:59 PM PST on May 15.