To the left is an image of Hamilton Island, off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Now imagine for a moment, that THAT is your office – for six months.
All YOU have to do is keep an eye on the island … feed the fish … and occasionally write a blog about your experiences.
And for all your hard work, you receive a salary of 70,000 pounds ($126,232 Cdn.) and a three-bedroom villa. Rent-free.
Here’s the thing: this ain’t the premise for a new reality/game show.
It’s a real, honest-to-God job posting for Tourism Queensland. I’m not even kidding – this is the Web site.
They’ve posted the aforementioned job in 18 countries, looking for someone to work as caretaker for Hamilton Island, starting in July.
All you need to do is be at least 18 years old, be able to swim, have a year of “relevant experience”, and good communication skills. And you have to send them a video showing them why you want the job.
There’s NO catch whatsoever.
Suddenly I’m finding it VERY hard to focus at work.
The posting closes in 40 days. So if any of you apply and GET said job, pleeeeeeease invite me. I’m a reeeally good, conscientious house-guest :).
You can read more about it here.