Wow, I thought, these food-service jobs are getting increasingly specific. “Professional Wingperson” read the heading for an ad posted on Craigslist’s Long Island food-and-beverage job board Thursday. Have chicken wings advanced to the point where your average minimum-wage kitchen worker can no longer manage them? I mean, you just fry them, dump them into a big bowl of bottled hot sauce and toss.
Then I read the ad: “Presentable, outgoing, male / female wanted to accompany a successful, divorced businessman to bars / clubs / restaurants and help initiate conversations with women of choice .?.?. basically a ‘professional wingperson.’ Pay cash for time, plus bonuses, all expenses for the evening paid plus travel, LI’s top venues.”
I stand corrected. That wingperson position does take talent.