Jan 14, 2009

Dream job

So those kooky Aussies are offering what may be the "best job in the world" on a website (that keeps crashing because of all the traffic) where you can apply by sending a video application.

Like this one.

The job entails living on an island off the Great Barrier Reef for a year. That's it. Oh, you have to blog about your experience and take a few interviews along the way. Feed the fish too. Sounds like my kinda gig. Ocean-front villa. $100 grand for the year. Live on a beach.

Something sounds fishy to me.


Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. All the cool kids are doing it.


~E said...

What they don't tell you, is that you will be on an island refuge for clones of prehistoric dinosaurs and it's an added job description that you only get the money if you don't get eaten first.


Anonymous said...

yeah, sounds too good to be true.

pure evyl said...

My dream job wouldn't be on an island. It would be in a brewery/bordello.

SK Waller said...

I'll do it!

Anonymous said...

What a great PR stunt...They will see much more money come in from this than they will be paying out in salary.

Verdant Earl said...

~E - that would make the job even better!!!

Teeni - or too awesome not to be true! Huh?

Evyl - I dunno. What if the yeasts get mixed up. ;)

Steph - Not if I get there first!

Trogblog - Sounds about right. Oh, and "Heya!"

Heff said...

I'm not buying it, either. Although if offered, once they saw my blog, they would retract the offer.

Slyde said...


you said "fishy"!

And the job is on an island off the barrier reef..

with fish, and all...

i get it.

wait, that wasnt funny....

Verdant Earl said...

Heff - No way. I'd imagine that they would want you to franchise Heff's Bar & Grill and open a Great Barrier Reef Tiki Hut version. Or something.

Slyde - I'll be here all week.

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Holy shit.....I can do THAT!!

#1. Great Swimmer
#2. Great Horseback Rider
#3. Shitty writer
#4. Can speak some shitty Spanish

I wanna, I wanna...pick me pick me

BB later. Off to sell my house!


- Jennifer

Ookami Snow said...

Another requirement: must have a pet volley ball named Wilson.

Faiqa said...

But, wait, I'm unclear, is she in property management?

Candy's daily Dandy said...

On first thought, this sounds great! After Ookami Snow's comment-I'll pass and stay unemployed for now.

Verdant Earl said...

Jenn - you need to blog everyday, so you can't be a shitty writer. Anyway, you aren't a shitty writer. So there.

Ookami - and the appropriate amount of rope, eh?

Faiqa - oh, I didn't watch the video. I just posted it. ;)

Candy - I don't think you would be alone, but maybe. I dunno. I could do it for a year, well...I would need Gia and my cats. But that's it.

Bruce Johnson said...

This whole story has been viral marketed to every new outlet in the world.....when something sounds to good to be true, it probably is.

I will bet good money, that this whole 'hoax' has been devised by the Austrailian board of tourism or some other such agency to drum up tourist dollars.

You know that if this job is real, it is going to go to relative of some governmental prime minister or cabinet official. I mean really.....I will let you drive my 1991 Lotus Esprit if you just promise to check the tire pressure once a month....(I don't think so)

Verdant Earl said...

Bruce - I agree. Sounds too good to be true.

Michelle said...

It is only fishy if they hire you b.e.!!!

Otherwise totally legit!!!


Staying warm???

Verdant Earl said...

Michelle - hey! What did I ever do to you?

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Well this was talked about all day today on talk radio here in Minnesota. They fly 12 people out in May to select the candidate. Job begins in June. THIS would be fun watching!!! If it's a real tourism campaign.

Thanks for the vote of confidence on my writing skills BEE! I'll continue to do my very bestest. Really I will!!

Did I spell everything correctly?

*TINK* Back to my beer!

- Jennifer

jiggs said...

I'm guessing that after you are weakened from 6 months of little food and sun exposure, a group of japanese hunters try to make you their prey!

marty mankins said...

Somehow, I think they will get shitloads of resumes for this job.