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    Here It Is, The PERFECT Job...

    Australia offers 'best job in world' on paradise island
    Mon Jan 12, 10:16 pm ET

    SYDNEY (AFP) An Australian state is offering internationally what it calls "the best job in the world" -- earning a top salary for lazing around a beautiful tropical island for six months.

    The job pays 150,000 Australian dollars (105,000 US dollars) and includes free airfares from the winner's home country to Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland's state government announced on Tuesday.

    In return, the "island caretaker" will be expected to stroll the white sands, snorkel the reef, take care of "a few minor tasks" -- and report to a global audience via weekly blogs, photo diaries and video updates.



    The successful applicant, who will stay rent-free in a three-bedroom beach home complete with plunge pool and golf buggy, must be a good swimmer, excellent communicator and be able to speak and write English.

    "They'll also have to talk to media from time to time about what they're doing so they can't be too shy and they'll have to love the sea, the sun, the outdoors," said acting state Premier Paul Lucas.

    "The fact that they will be paid to explore the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, swim, snorkel and generally live the Queensland lifestyle makes this undoubtedly the best job in the world."

    Lucas said the campaign was part of a drive to protect the state's 18 billion Australian dollar a year tourism industry during the tough economic climate caused by the global financial meltdown.

    "Traditional tourism advertising just doesn't cut it sometimes and we are thinking outside the box by launching this campaign."

    Queensland Tourism Minister Desley Boyle said some people might question whether it was risky to let an unknown person become an unofficial tourism spokesperson for the state.

    "I think the biggest risk will be that the successful candidate won't want to go home at the end of the six months," she said.

    "This is a legitimate job which is open to anyone and everyone."

    Applications are open until February 22. Eleven shortlisted candidates will be flown to Hamilton Island in early May for the final selection process and the six month contract will commence on July 1.

    Job-seekers can apply at
    Islandreefjob.com

    (I could not get the above link to work, perhaps you'll have better luck... )

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    I didn't see anything in there about free shark bite health/life insurance.
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    I think their server crashed. I tried it as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onefootoutthedoor View Post
    I think their server crashed. I tried it as well.
    my wife tried too but yeah, it's down. I wonder if stuff like this is just a phishing expedition to get email addresses...

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    I got in......The fine print there says that a Speedo is mandatory even when broadcasting and must be eye poppingly bulgy.....! If not Speedo MUST be stuffed with local vegetable of THEIR choice....

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    I didn't see anything in there about free shark bite health/life insurance.
    Yep. Just have to be on the lookout for some of the neighbors...



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    Good, that just means there will be fewer of you applying.
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    Score!!!!
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    This is the real thing, was on the BBC earlier.

    Dream job? Let me think. Spend 6 months on an island, play a bit of guitar, jerk off, chat on a webcam, do some snorkelling, tell yourself jokes, lie on the beach, learn how to speak dolphin .... and they pay you for it?

    No thanks. I'd rather stagger along with hunched shoulders: a bloodied and beaten shell of a man struggling through freezing winds as I make my way over the mine fields, broken glass and barbed wire that is modern life, in search of just one more elusive euro that will only ensure me more heartbreak.
    A man could lose himself in a country like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post
    This is the real thing, was on the BBC earlier.

    Dream job? Let me think. Spend 6 months on an island, play a bit of guitar, jerk off, chat on a webcam, do some snorkelling, tell yourself jokes, lie on the beach, learn how to speak dolphin .... and they pay you for it?

    No thanks. I'd rather stagger along with hunched shoulders: a bloodied and beaten shell of a man struggling through freezing winds as I make my way over the mine fields, broken glass and barbed wire that is modern life, in search of just one more elusive euro that will only ensure me more heartbreak.
    Are you kidding? You're getting 100,000 for six months. Pick up a Bangkok Betty on the flight over there for a few bucks a day.
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    It's a real enough offer, although the Queensland government has been pretty open here about it being a publicity generator more than anything else to try and get some tourism dollars pouring in

    Seems the publicity side of it is working beautifully, wonder if the tourists will follow.
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    It would be a tough commute from Enumclaw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    It would be a tough commute from Enumclaw.
    On the plus side, I think they are raccoon free there.
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    That would be awesome. Think they will let me bring my dog and cats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post

    No thanks. I'd rather stagger along with hunched shoulders: a bloodied and beaten shell of a man struggling through freezing winds as I make my way over the mine fields, broken glass and barbed wire that is modern life, in search of just one more elusive euro that will only ensure me more heartbreak.
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