Queensland launched the 'Best Job in the World' campaign on Jan 12,calling for video applications from people interested in a $100,000contract to relax on Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef forsix months while writing a blog to promote the island。
Helen Moores, chief buyer of world and speciality beers at Tesco,has a job that most men could only dream of. Ms Moores tastes beer.Often as early as 9.30am and is employed to drink – and swallow –beers from around the world. "Sometimes I sample more than 20 beersin a session – so I have to watch it. My boyfriend is very jealousof my job."
Tony McLaughlan would argue that his role as an electrician inAntarctica for the British Antarctic Survey is the best. The -50Ctemperatures and the fact that Mr McLaughlan is 9,000 miles fromhome in an almost uninhabitable wilderness mean that demand for anelectrician will be low. However, the £23,000 salary, free food andpaid rent meant that thousands of people jammed phone lines whenthe job was first advertised on the BBC。
For those who prefer warmer climes, then work as a waterslidetester might be more appealing. Tommy Lynch spends his working daystouring his holiday firm's "splash resorts" to monitor qualitycontrol. For some of these he has to struggle to locations inCyprus, the Algarve, Egypt and Mallorca. "I do have the best job inthe world," said Mr Lynch, "but no one believes me when I tell themwhat it is."
Leigh McCarron is paid to take a night's rest at a Travelodge threeor four times a week to ensure that the beds are up to standard.The position of director of sleep pays a salary of £60,000 ayear。
perhaps the job that really takes the biscuit when it comes to "jobsatisfaction" belongs to Betto Almedia, during the Rio de Janeirocarnival. The Brazilian goes to work at 11am each day and spendshis time painting the bodies of some of the carnival's mostbeautiful women。
It takes about two hours to paint each living artwork, and mostdays he will have two blank canvases to turn into masterpieces, forwhich he charges £660 a day. "You wouldn't believe how manyapplications I get for an assistant," Mr Almedia said. "But it'shard work, man, I take my job seriously."