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纽约市高薪聘请“捕鼠总管”,岗位要求是“嗜血”……

发布者: 五毒 | 发布时间: 2022-12-8 21:16| 查看数: 41| 评论数: 0|

近日,在地铁上捡垃圾走红的纽约市长埃里克·亚当斯又有了“新点子”:公开招聘“灭鼠总管”,年薪高达17万美元(约合120万元人民币),目的是解决城市的鼠患问题。

New York Mayor Eric Adams is looking to pay someone with "a virulent vehemence for vermin" as much as $170,000 a year to fill the role of the Big Apple's new rat czar.

"virulent vehemence for vermin",virulent是形容词,表示恶毒的、致命的、狠毒的;vehemence表示强烈的情感,英文释义是“has very strong feelings or opinions”;而vermin则指的是害虫、有害动物,这一组词合起来意思是“有着与害虫不共戴天的仇恨”,也十分巧妙地运用了押头韵写作手法。



“痛恨老鼠”的亚当斯在个人社交媒体表示:“如果你拥有动力、信心和整治纽约泛滥鼠患的杀手本能,那就加入我们!”

"There's NOTHING I hate more than rats," Adams said in posting on social media on Thursday. "If you have the drive, determination and killer instinct needed to fight New York City's relentless rat population — then your dream job awaits."



评论区里的网友也都跃跃欲试:



英国的首席捕鼠大臣“小猫拉里”:让我试试



为什么不派一群猫呢?



我的狗可以胜任!捕老鼠是她最爱的事!

当然,这份年薪高达17万美元的岗位也有着较高的要求。据市长办公室发布的公告显示,该职位的申请者需要拥有学位,具有城市规划与项目管理经验,或者有过政府工作经历。

A background in urban planning, project management or government work would also help seal the deal, with the newly created job paying $120,000 to $170,000 a year, according to the listing posted by the mayor's office.



图源:纽约市长办公室

同时,“捕鼠总管(director of rodent mitigation)”的候选人作为治理鼠灾的领导者,还应该有较强的上进心,有卓越的领导力与充足的精力进行机构协调与战略制定。值得一提的是,在这份声明中,“舞台技巧(stagecraft)”和“嗜血(blood-thirsty)”也成为了受偏好的素质。

Formally known as the director of rodent mitigation, the high-visibility leadership role requires "stamina and stagecraft," according to the job description. "The ideal candidate is highly motivated and somewhat bloodthirsty," it added.

受居家办公政策等原因影响,纽约市的街道卫生状况每况愈下。据当地卫生部门统计,2022年前三季度已经收到了21600起关于鼠灾问题的投诉,相比2020年同比上涨了71%。

According to a city council member, the city has seen a 71% increase in rat sightings since 2020.



早在几年前,网络上就流传着一只老鼠拖着一块披萨在纽约地铁楼梯上爬行的视频,这个“名场面”也被许多网友制作成梗图与表情包。

数年后的今天,鼠患问题仍未得到解决......



While a video several years ago of a rat dragging an entire slice of pizza down the stairs of a New York subway station created an online sensation, city officials on Thursday said they smell a rat in such social media ploys.



“相信梦想”   图源:推特

最近几年,纽约市长亚当斯曾尝试改变垃圾收集时间,让徘徊在街道上的老鼠“空手而归”。还发明过一种老鼠陷阱,让被食物香味吸引的老鼠溺死在装有老鼠药的桶中……花样繁多,但收效甚微。

Adams has long vocalized his distress at residing among so many rodents, and recently announced a plan to take on the rat population by adjusting the hours in which people could leave trash out on the curb.



地铁中的老鼠

如此高薪的“总管”职务足够吸引眼球,希望纽约早日实现无鼠的梦想。


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