Wouldn’t holiday shopping be a lot less gruesome if someone were paying you to do it? Before you apply to be the personal lip gloss shopper for the Kardashians, try this out: Consumer Reports is looking for secret shoppers throughout New York state to make undercover purchases for the magazine, and get paid $12 an hour to do it. It’s like being a spy, but instead of Russians, you’re hunting shady consumer quality! You could end up working between 10-30 hours a month so this won’t be a full-time job, but it could be some sweet supplemental income that gives you an excuse to go to the mall. To apply, you have to submit a list of the major retailers within 20 miles of you, three product trends you’ve noticed while shopping and a paragraph of 250 words on why you would make a great mystery shopper, among other things. Check Consumerist for the full details.
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]
Jimmy McMillan has an enduring allure to him, especially at this moment in history, perhaps because he reminds us of a time when our, let’s say, more unorthodox candidates weren’t seen as a direct threat to democracy and everything we hold dear. Most people started seeing McMillan’s Chester A. Arthur mutton chops and pro wrestler swagger during his notable […]