New York City has been plagued by rats since the 17th century. Rats are not going away from the city. It reminded me of the incident in the small German town of Hamilon. City dwellers fed up with rat traps. There is no peace anywhere. No effort to get rid of rats seems to work. Finally, the mayor of the city announced that whoever could rid the city of rats would be rewarded with a gold coin. Everyone knows what happened next.
This time, the same incident happened again in the city of New York. Rats have established their bases in different parts of the city. The administration has to cope with it. So this time the New York administration has embarked on a mission to remove rats from the city. New York City Mayor’s Office has published a job advertisement in this regard. News from The Wall Street Journal.
The advertisement states that a ‘Director’ is wanted for city-wide rat extermination operations. The maximum salary is about 1 lakh 70 thousand dollars a year. In Bangladesh currency which is more than 1 crore 74 lakh taka. It has also been claimed by the administration that whoever will serve in that position will be called the ‘Czar’ or ‘Emperor’ of rats.
The ad also states that city rats are ‘extremely clever and deadly gluttons. Also very good at protecting themselves.
According to New York City administration, there are more than 18 million rats in this American city. New York Mayor Eric Adams acknowledged the ad and the award.
He said, whoever does this, he must not have any mercy towards rats. In October, Adams said at a press conference that it is as important to rid the city of crime as it is to rid the city of rats.