Australia Offers "The Best Job in the World."


Posted January 14, 2009 - By Stephen Johnson

What's your idea of the best job in the world? Maybe official bikini inspector? How about beer taster? Perhaps assistant manager of a mid-sized furniture rental business? A job offered by the State of Queensland in Australia has all of those beat.

Queensland is looking for someone to hang out in a tropical paradise. They'll pay $150,000 (Australian) for you to spend six months on the Great Barrier Reef island of Hamilton, where you will spend your days feeding ocean fish, cleaning a pool and collecting deliveries of mail that arrive by plane, but only if you feel like it. You'll also go scuba diving and snorkeling and have the chance to enjoy at least 25 nearby island resorts -- if you want.

Perks include a luxury three-bedroom home and transportation to and from the island. Little experience or skills beyond swimming and snorkeling are needed. There is no age requirement either.

As you might expect, a lot of people are interested in the gig. Enough people checked out the official site that it crashed and burned yesterday...but it's back up now.

So are you going to throw your hat in the ring? Or are you holding out for a better gig? What's your personal dream job?


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Australia Offers "The Best Job in the World."


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