So you are a fictional character and you need a job?

So you are a fictional character and you need a job?

So for some odd reason you are suddenly a fictional character? Fear not, because armed with your MBA qualifications and your astute understanding of the business world you are sure to land yourself a job and build a career until you figure out a way to become real again. Here’s our helpful list of companies you can apply to.

Acme Corporation

Not to be confused with some old timey, real world businesses of the same name, Acme Corp is one of the most famous fictional companies. It features prominently in the Looney Tunes. Acme manufactures everything from anvils to rockets, so we assume there are quite a few divisions and there’s always a job opening at this $350 million company (Forbes, 2011). Although if you go by the Wile E Coyote name, you may not be able to make full use of their products. Acme guarantees that all their products are safe for Road Runners.

Acme Rocket

Nelson and Murdock

This is a law firm established by Matt Murdock and Franklin “Foggy” Nelson, after they graduated from Columbia. Although they started out small, they have grown quite steadily, and handle numerous high profile cases. As such they are always in the lookout for professionals to handle their business affairs, more so now that their old friend and chief business associate, Karen Page has passed. Although we would advise you to not get too familiar from some of the supervillain clients as founding partner Matt Murdock (Daredevil) may not take too kindly to it.

Nelson and Murdock

Wayne Enterprises

Another one from the world of comics, this maybe the most sought after job in the fictional world, given that your boss is going to be BATMAN! Okay maybe not your direct boss but still you get to tell people that you work for Batman… ahem, Bruce Wayne, who by all means seems like a wonderful employer, and has been recently seen personally rescuing his employees (Batman vs Superman). Forbes valued it at $31.3 Billion in 2011.

Wayne Enterprises

Grinngotts Wizarding Bank

And now for some options from across the pond. Worth $4.4 billion according to Forbes (2011); here your specialisation in Treasury Management is really going to come in handy, given that you would be in charge of actual treasure. Just be careful of not losing a spare horcrux or two, you know the fate of the world depends on it. The bank scores high on workplace diversity and it’s best to avoid all goblin stereotype analogies and jokes here.


Wonka Industries

Still staying in England, Wonka Industries is worth $21 billion according to Forbes. Also, this shouldn’t be confused with the similar sounding Nestlé subsidiary, which takes its name from its fictional counterpart. The upside of working in a magical candy land and ergo free chocolates we assume. The downside of working here is to witness some questionable happenings and of course that you are expected to be cool about racist stereotypes and slave labour.



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