Wednesday, 14 January 2009

THEE best job in the world...NO WAY!!!!

On a day when it was announced that 5000 people in London have lost their jobs, the Australian government have begun taking applications for what is being described globally as the best job in the world!

As part of a drive to protect a $12 billion a year tourism industry during the tough economic climate, the Tourism board for Australia's Queensland state are seeking one lucky applicant to live on Hamilton Island (part of the country's Whitsunday Islands on the Great barrier reef) rent-free in a multimillion-dollar three-bedroom beach home complete with pool and golf cart, for six months of the year. For the successful candidate as the "Island caretaker/promoter" they would be expected to stroll the beaches, watch whales, get a tan and tell the global community all about it via Photo, Video & Written blogs.

According to an Australian News paper - no formal qualifications are required - however, strong swimming ability and a love of scuba diving are essential requirements.

"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 Queensland state Premier Paul Lucas.

Look at the place!


I would apply but according to reports over 850'000 clicks were made to the Tourist Board's website within the first 24 hours, so alas, It seems I will only be able to bat a green eye at this awesome opportunity.

To answer sceptics questioning the wisdom of letting an unknown person be spokesperson for the state, Australian Tourism Minister Desley Boyle said:

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

If you're undeterred by the sheer number of applicants for the world's greatest job, you can apply at

I wish you good luck and if you're successful feel free to link my blog to yours!

- Mr. Devo

Source, Associated press

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