Apply Now: Saudi Arabia Is Hiring 8 Executioners

As this year’s heavily-indebted new college graduates are about to discover, the post-crisis job market is tough (unless you’re an aspiring bartender or farmer or happen to have studied petroleum engineering) and since the US economic “recovery” officially died in Q1, things aren’t likely to get better anytime soon. 

Because we know how hard it is out there, and because we know that even if you do find a steady job your wage growth is likely to be anything but steady, we like to keep readers apprised of interesting employment opportunities across the globe. As a reminder, the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is hiring for anyone looking to get in on the yuan hegemony ground floor, and for those keen on protecting Europe’s central banking cabal from marauding bands of anti-austerity clowns, the ECB is hiring “fire experts.” 

If, however, you happen to be particularly adept at wielding a sword and believe strongly that stiff penalties for crime play an important role in deterring future misdeeds you might consider joining Saudi Arabia’s Ministry Of Civil Service as a “Perpetrator Of Retribution.” 

Here’s more from The NY Times:

Job seekers in Saudi Arabia who have a strong constitution and endorse strict Islamic law might consider new opportunities carrying out public beheadings and amputating the hands of convicted thieves.

 

The eight positions, as advertised on the website of the Ministry of Civil Service, require no specific skills or educational background for “carrying out the death sentence according to Islamic Shariah after it is ordered by a legal ruling.” But given the grisly nature of the job, a scarcity of qualified swordsmen in some regions of the country and a rise in the frequency of executions, candidates might face a heavy workload.

 

Saudi Arabia’s justice system punishes drug dealing, arms smuggling, and murder and other violent crimes with death, usually by beheading in a public square…

 

On Sunday, Saudi Arabia beheaded a man for a drug offense, making him the 85th person to be executed this year, according to a count by Human Rights Watch based on Saudi government statements. That is almost as many people as the country executed in all of last year, when 88 people were beheaded. Thirty-eight of this year’s executions, including the one on Sunday, were for drug-related crimes with no allegations of violence, according to Adam Coogle, a researcher with Human Rights Watch.

Here's the official posting:

If you need a refresher on just how often Washington's oil-rich ally conducts public executions see here and here

As a reminder, here's the updated data on the world's 'chief execution officers':