Experience is favored in any number of jobs. In this case, though, the employer is seeking experienced drinkers — the line forms behind the nearest bar stool.
Utah’s state government is considering a measure that would require the state’s Alcohol Control Commission to fill two of its five seats with “consumers of alcohol product.”
Gubernatorial nominations must be approved by the State Senate before beginning their four-year term.
No pretenders allowed: The governor will require potential commission members to sign an affidavit verifying they comply with the requirement.
Amazing. How many jobs can you lose because you don’t drink?
An earlier version of the bill would’ve required “regular” drinkers, but it was shot down for being too broad. Some specific requirements did survive into the final version, slated to go into effect on July 1, 2012:
Utah House Bill 193 says, in part, that the nominated commissioner shall “for at least one year before being appointed and during their term, be consumers of an alcoholic product purchased from an entity authorized to sell alcoholic products.”
Hmmm. No moonshine or bathtub gin?
It wasn’t clear if the job came with a paycheck, but we’re sure there are plenty of people who’ll work for free.