SideTaker.com pits two people against each other each giving their side of an argument. The decision of who's right is made by the users, taking out the traditional concept of a judge and allowing the jury to become the entire decision entity where no hung jurys exist and majority rules - the television show concept extends the web-based format. Most "sides" fall into either relationship or money categories, but anything goes.
The percentage of equity is based on a few factors but primarily whether SideTaker.com gets a greenlight for a tv show. If it does, the job candidate receives a 4%-5% equity bonus. If it doesn't, the candidate receives 3% to 4%. The upper and lower percentage determination depends on how many applications the site receives. Registering with SideTaker.com is the entire application process. Applicants may also choose to "pad" their "resume skill set" and acquire more application points by performing actions on the website, bettering their chance at being selected for the job. The application process runs through 2012 with the candidate selection to be completely random and handled by a non-profit announced at a later date.
"Apart from nepotism, it could very well be the easiest approach ever to both applying and hiring for a job," says Justin Marinos, creator of SideTaker.com. "Too often it's who you know and not what you know. Ok - well, this job removes both of those and just gives anyone a shot."
The job itself requires nothing from the candidate other than use of the site and a few promotional appearances, both at the job candidate's discretion and availability. The new employee doesn't even have to quit his/her current position to accept.
Full details of job application requirements and process can be found at http://www.sidetaker.com/