Do you want an endless supply of peppermint bark and an outlet for an overwhelming compulsion to tell total strangers about how great Instant Pots are? Williams Sonoma may have the answer. The retail giant is looking to hire around 3,500 work-from-home customer service employees between now and November. The jobs come with a sweet employee discount that could keep a person rolling in peppermint bark until April.
According to FlexJobs, Williams Sonoma started hiring more work-from-home employees over the summer, but they're gearing up to hire at a "fever pitch" as the holidays approach. From October to mid-November they're looking to add about 200 new employees a week, and the seasonal work-from-home could be a really good fit for anyone looking for a flexible, work-from-home position, extra money for the holidays, or just an excuse to talk to people about kitchen gear.
Real Simple reports that these work-from-home jobs will involve customer service duties like helping customers place orders and answering questions about items. For that, Williams Sonoma pays $12 an hour for 30 to 50 hours a week, scheduled as a five-day work week that typically includes one weekend day. Best of all, the job comes with a 40 percent employee discount. That's a huge deal, especially since being a customer service representative often means getting inside info on special deals.
Williams Sonoma has gorgeous stuff, and according to reviews on Glassdoor, the employee discount applies across all Williams Sonoma's brands, which include Pottery Barn, West Elm, and more.
I'm already fantasizing about redecorating my entire kitchen, and being the cool aunt who gives everybody Le Creuset French ovens for the holidays. (I'd also pick the colors based on their zodiac signs.)
According to FlexJobs, Williams Sonoma wants customer associates who live within 1.5 hours of a Williams Sonoma Customer Care Center, and you'll have to have a computer and high-speed internet access. You'll also need a headset for talking to customers, and a web camera so you can have live, virtual conversations with customers. The job includes three weeks of paid training, also at your home, so you'll be able to answer questions like "What is the difference between Instant Pot models?" and "How much peppermint bark is one serving, really?"
If you're interested, keep an eye out for jobs on the Williams Sonoma careers website. And if you get it, make sure to come back and tell us all about it.
What would you buy with a 40 percent discount at Williams Sonoma?