Lululemon's stunt job posting gets 160 applications

Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 5:00am

 So far, 160 people have applied for a joke job posting for lululemon's recently-vacant CEO spot.

Just days after the trendy yogawear maker announced that CEO Christine Day is stepping down, lululemon pulled a stunt to show it's "always been a fun and irreverent brand...not afraid to spark a conversation in our communities," according to spokeswoman Alecia Pulman.

Those with their sights set on wining over lululemon in the fake open call have a tall list of requirements to meet: Applicants must be fluent in Sanskrit, be able to hold a headstand for at least 10 minutes and have Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey on speed dial.

But if you check those boxes, the job sounds pretty sweet. Under the job description, the company wrote, "You report to no one, you are the CEO (duh)."

The light-hearted post comes after a dark few months for the company. Earlier this year, lululemon was forced to pull certain yoga pants from its stores after customers discovered they turned see-through when they bent over.

The controversy forced the company to cut its revenue and profit forecasts, and the CEO and its top products executive have since left the company.

So, while the posting may say that the CEO answers no one, whoever does land the job will have to answer to shareholders.

Shares of Lululemon are down more than 3% since the sheer pants news broke, and nearly 19% since Day stepped down as CEO on Monday.


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