A teen got his favorite app to hire him by pretending to be their customer service
Today in Craziest Ways We’ve Ever Heard of Getting Jobs: 17-year-old Connor McMahon from the UK just scored a job with his favorite app Beme by essentially assigning himself an unpaid internship, answering customer service questions on Twitter. Oh, and he was also kind of pretending to be an officially employed member of their customer service team the entire time.
As Tech Insider reports, Connor is a big-time fan of Beme, an app that lets you broadcast big life moments by holding your iPhone to your chest, so you can be in the moment while it’s happening (as opposed to, you know, being glued to your screen). Like, for example, a guy used the social app to broadcast the birth of his child and a whopping 50,000 people tuned in to watch. Beme was founded by film director and YouTuber Casey Neistat, of whom Connor is also a big-time fan.
Connor saw that Casey was basically being bombarded by Beme questions by users and the app founder just didn’t have the time/space/energy to answer the constant onslaught of q’s. Here’s the thing: Connor actually knew a lot of the answers to the questions that were being thrown Casey’s way. So the enterprising young man took it upon himself to create the Twitter account @BemeHelp, and got going getting those questions answered.
“I love to help people out, even if it’s just with the simplest things,” Connor told The Wall Street Journal. “For example, helping someone out on Twitter with support issues some user(s) maybe having. If I know the answer, why not help out! It takes some weight off the shoulders of the team at Beme.”
So obviously, when Beme heard about this, they were like “Okay, thanks kid, but you got to shut this ish down.” But then they were like “Oh, wait, you actually helped a lot of customers out, we should actually pay you to do more of this.” So @BemeHelp is no more, but Connor now works 2 hours a day on weekdays fielding customer service q’s for the company, and his boss, Beme head of marketing and media David Weiner, told WSJ that he has been “really impressed” with Connor and that the teen’s role at the company “may evolve over time.”
Our hats are off to Connor, way to take initiative, sir, and thank you for demonstrating that our dream jobs may just be one very out-of-the-box idea away.
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