For the first time in the history of Butterball's Turkey Helpline, the company is seeking to hire men to help staff the line and offer turkey tips to their customers.
The Butterball Turkey line is open from the beginning of November each year through Christmas Eve, and until now, it has been staffed completely by women. They are available to assist with anything from common to complex questions regarding turkey preparation.
In fact, our family used the Butterball Helpline just last year around Thanksgiving. My husband decided he wanted to talk turkey with the experts, and they were there to help. He shucked and jived, and carried on with that poor woman until I felt sorry for her. But the fact is that is one of the reasons they are looking to hire a few good men. It appears that more and more, it is men who are dialing into their phone line looking for some help.
But there is a rigorous application process. Applicants must write three different essays and supply a video of themselves talking turkey with the best of them. All I can say is good luck to all you applicants out there. Apparently talking turkey is much harder than I could have ever imagined.