Denver is Hiring Teen Cigarette Narcs: New at Reason

Finding a job as a 16-year-old can be a challenge.

Luckily, Denver is offering a unique employment opportunity geared specifically toward youth. The title of this once-in-a-lifetime resume-building gig? Minor tobacco operative.

Though the job title smacks of clandestine doublespeak, the position is pretty straightforward. The ideal candidate conducts "compliance inspections of tobacco retailers" by attempting to illegally purchase cigarettes. As these operatives coax vendors to sell them a pack of smokes ("I totally left my ID in my dorm room"), a law enforcement agent hovers outside.

In other words, Denver is hiring teen cigarette narcs, writes Jay Stooksberry.

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