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Business News/ News / India/  Bengaluru start-up will pay interns 1 lakh stipend to sleep for 9 hours a day
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Bengaluru start-up will pay interns ₹1 lakh stipend to sleep for 9 hours a day

Wakefit has announced vacancies for interns whose only job is to sleep for 9 hours every day
  • The start-up is looking for someone who has a history of falling asleep during class and misses alarms
  • The job allows you to work, or rather sleep, from home. (iStock)Premium
    The job allows you to work, or rather sleep, from home. (iStock)

    NEW DELHI : A Bengaluru-based start-up has announced vacancies for interns who will get paid a handsome stipend of 1 lakh but the job is to sleep for nine hours a day.

    Wakefit Innovations, which sells mattresses, has announced 'Sleep Internship' where you sleep on the job for 9 hours at night and 7 days a week. The unique sleep internship runs for 100 nights.

    "You could be part of our Sleep Interns Batch of 2020. Think you can avoid binging on your favourite shows every night and just sleep for 9 hours instead? Then you could be the ideal candidate we are looking for!," Wakefit says on its website.

    The job description reads like this: "Would you like to join a team that is focused on KRAs related to sleep? Can you commit to a KPI of 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep? If yes, then we are looking for you!"

    Wakefit says that the successful candidate will display an ability to fall asleep just about anywhere – in traffic, in a meeting or even a noisy place like the bus stop. "This exciting role gives you the opportunity to keep your boring day job and to make money while you sleep at night," the start-up says.

    The ideal candidate for the job is someone who can thrive in a slow paced environment, conceptualise and deliver effective strategies on how to get themselves and their team members to sleep deeper and longer. "Demonstrated affinity to cosy environments, napping, lazing and lounging will be a bonus."

    The qualification list, too, is no less interesting. Wakefit is looking for someone who has a history of falling asleep during class. The ideal guy should be able to fall asleep within 10-20 minutes of hitting the pillow.

    Binge watchers and people with nocturnal tendencies will be at a disadvantage for the job while alarm snoozers, abilities to sleep through multiple alarms, etc. are preferred.

    For the selected candidates, a mattress and a fitness tracker will be provided by Wakefit. The job allows you to work, or rather sleep, from home.

    “We are looking to recruit the best sleepers in the country who are willing to go to any lengths to make sleep a priority in their lives. The Sleep Internship initiative aims to bring back the focus on sleep health by celebrating and applauding people who obsess about sleeping well," Chaitanya Ramalingegowda, director and co-founder of Wakefit.co told Business Insider.

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    Published: 01 Dec 2019, 08:07 AM IST
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