This post is was originally published on The Penny Hoarder
When I got pregnant, I bounded into a store convinced I was ready to register for precious onesies and a crib.
I broke down crying somewhere in the high chair aisle, overwhelmed by the sheer number of bottle warmers I had never considered before I had a bun in the oven.
Think you’re emotionally prepared to assist expectant parents like me? Babylist may have posted just the job for you.
Babylist is an online service that lets almost parents create a custom baby registry with items from any store, as well as services like receiving a home-cooked meal. It’s seeking Happiness Heroes — a cute name for customer service reps — to help families set up and manage registries.
This is a full-time remote position that pays more than $15 an hour and includes benefits, but you must live in California, Minnesota, New York, South Carolina or Texas. (This post explains why some work-from-home jobs are restricted by state.)
Babylist’s Happiness Hero Sahra Santosha (her actual title) confirms the company is filling four positions.
“There are a few potential scheduling options available,” Santosha said in an email. “All openings need someone who is excited to work weekends.”
Don’t throw a temper tantrum if this position isn’t the best fit for you; just check out our Jobs page on Facebook. We post new opportunities there all the time.
Customer Service Representative at Babylist
- Answering customer questions via phone and email
- Helping set up registries and placing orders, as well as adding and deleting items from registries
- Troubleshooting issues with technology
- Soothing soon-to-be parents who’ve just realized that pacifiers come in multiple sizes
Applicants for this position must have:
- Great writing and speaking skills, particularly when speed is of the essence
- Quiet space away from your own brood. Because the position is fast-paced and time-sensitive, the company doesn’t want you attempting to work and watch your kids at the same time.
- The ability to deal with formerly rational people who are now convinced they might accidentally kill their baby if they don’t choose the correct shopping cart cover (there are 45 to choose from on the Babies R Us site alone).
Apply here for the customer service representative job at Babylist.
Tiffany Wendeln Connors is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. The smallish person in her life never did get that bottle warmer and has somehow survived.