Urban Ladder’s New Vacancy For “Sr. Mattress Tester” On Linkedin Is Going Viral

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1:44 pm 31 Mar, 2016


Leaving your bed and heading to office is the hardest task you do everyday. Well, if your bed is your first and only love. Sleeping is the only thing you want to do forever and ever.

If your attachment to the bed is just like a mother’s attachment with her baby, then joining Urban Ladder is the best resort you have.


Urban Ladder, a Bengaluru-based start up, posted a vacancy for Senior Mattress Tester on their Linkedin page.

The job post requires lazy and unmotivated individuals to join their team. The responsibilities are described as:

On a typical day, you’ll need to sleep on various Urban Ladder mattresses to check for comfort and ease. Each mattress will need to be tested under different conditions, such as after consuming coffee and other caffeine-based drinks, after traveling long distances, as well as under different light and sound conditions.



So, now that you know a job of your interest actually exists, here are the skill requirements:

  • A love for sleeping that would put Kumbhakarna to shame

  • Strong analytical skills and an insightful bent of mind

  • A good understanding of the best practices in mattress design

  • A passion for product quality and attention to detail

  • Demonstrated expertise in sleeping under varied conditions

  • A strong customer focus

  • A complete lack of enthusiasm and drive


The vacancy created a buzz on Twitter overnight. People showed their keen interest in their need for this job:


It inspired others:




But, when everyone was thinking that there is nothing in this world that does not exist and others were merry making thinking about their dream job, Buzzfeed India confirmed that the job is actually an April Fool’s Day prank.



The company had planned to fool us on April 1st. Hence, they had asked Buzz Feed India not to publish this till April 1st. Now, who is having the last laugh here?



Sorry people! Your dream job was just a joke 🙁