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美国女子击败数百竞争者陪乌龟散步 时薪65元

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陪乌龟散步陪乌龟散步

  Meet the animal lover who beat out hundreds of applicants for a $10-per-hour job of walking Henry the tortoise.

  一个女孩从上百位申请人中脱颖而出,获得了一份时薪10美元的陪乌龟亨利散步的工作。

  Henry’s owner Amanda Green, who lives in Harlem, has had the 17-pound African tortoise for a couple of years now – and he’s quite the social media star with thousands of followers on Instagram, where he is known as The Notortoise BIG.

  亨利的主人名叫阿曼达·格林,住在哈林区,饲养这只17磅重的乌龟已经有好几年的时间了。亨利在Instagram上被称为Notortoise BIG,拥有上千名关注者,成为了社交媒体上的明星。

  Green took to Craigslist after feeling guilty that she was only able to take Henry for walks on the weekend.

  格林对自己只能在周末陪亨利散步感到非常内疚,于是她想到了Craigslist网站。

  So she placed an ad in March looking for someone – ‘no tortoise experience necessary’ - to take the 17-pound African tortoise on weekday walks to Central Park in the summer.

  今年三月份,她在该网站上贴出了一则招聘广告。广告上不要求应聘者必须具备饲育乌龟的经验,工作内容为在夏天周末的中央公园陪这只17磅重的乌龟散步。

  She expected a few responses, but received hundreds – not to mention a lot of media coverage – but it was Amalia McCallister who got the sweet summer gig.

  她本以为不会有多少人回复,结果却收到了上百份的申请和众多媒体的采访,而最后的胜出者名叫阿玛莉亚·麦考利斯特。

  Green, who writes for Refinery29, was looking an animal person with good people skills – as Henry attracts plenty of attention in the park.

  格林是 Refinery29网站的一名撰稿人,

  She received close to 400 responses, from as far away as Australia, Green told CBS News.

  格林告诉哥伦比亚新闻网,自己曾收到包括远到来自澳大利亚的近400份求职回复。

  McCallister, 24, who works at Petland Discounts, fit the bill.

  而在Petland Discounts工作的24岁女孩阿玛莉亚·麦考利斯特得到了这份工作。

  Her job involves bundling Henry into his pet stroller, taking him the few blocks from Green’s home to Central Park, where he can roam free – and cleaning up after him.

  麦考利斯特要用宠物推车带着亨利从格林的家中到数个街区之外的中央公园散步。而亨利在中央公园自由活动时,麦考利斯特要跟在后面进行清理工作。

  She went for her second solo outing with Henry on Monday.

  周一,她第二次单独带亨利出外散步。

  ‘The way you can tell where’s a good spot for Henry is if there are weeds or dandelions,’ she told the New York Times. ‘Because there’s no pesticides there, so he can eat the grass.’

  “长着野草和蒲公英的地方是最适合亨利散步的地方”麦考利斯特在接受《纽约时报》采访时说道“因为草丛里没有害虫,它可以尽情吃草。”

  She added: ‘He also really loves to eat dandelions. It’s like a field full of French fries for him.’

  “它还非常喜欢吃蒲公英,就像面前摆了满满一地的法式炸薯条一样。”

  As Green had warned, Henry attracts plenty of admirers, adults and children alike, in the park.

  如同格林提醒的一样,亨利在公园散步时吸引了许多仰慕者和大人小孩的目光。

  After a couple of hours in the park, it was time for Henry to go back into the stroller and be wheeled home.

  又过了几小时,到了亨利回家的时间了,阿玛莉亚把亨利抱到车上,推着它回家。

  McCallister adds that so far, she loves her new job.

  麦考利斯特接着说自己迄今为止非常享受这份工作。

  ‘I’d love to do more things like this, taking people’s weird pets out,’ she told the Times.

  她这样告诉《纽约时报》:“我还想多做几份类似的工作,带着各种奇奇怪怪的宠物出门散步。”




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