Best Job in the World

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46 Responses to “Best Job in the World”

  1. wolfiesma says:

    The song got took down! See! Why did that happen?

  2. mdh says:

    You have my vote Ben. Well, you would. Bravo.

  3. Stuart Ellis says:

    They’ve had so many apply, that their server crashed.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSTRE50D15K20090114

  4. Anonymous says:

    @#3

    No need, universal health care cover in Australia.

  5. Takuan says:

    still works for me.

  6. arkizzle says:

    Have passport. Will travel.

  7. Evil Jim says:

    And here I thought the best job would be being paid to have sex with beautiful people.

  8. JayByrd says:

    Whoever it was at Tourism Queensland who thought this up deserves a million-dollar raise! The total tonnage of free publicity it generated is amazing.

  9. spencerspadey says:

    i had that job. It sucked. that’s why they’re advertising no local would do it… they should buy a monkey instead.

    you have to get out of bed every day. i mean every fucking day. and you have to talk to all these people. i mean shitbags you know? and if you don’t they get mad. they take your picture too. fuck that. you will be a puppet. i mean fuck it seriously you know what i mean? its a joke. good luck.

  10. Simon Cameron says:

    That IS a pretty sweet job.

  11. Takuan says:

    think of the risk. Unless they use twins,what happens when the caretaker steps on a stonefish or swallows an Irukandji?

  12. Piers W says:

    #21 JayByrd
    #32 Mr_Staypuft

    Spot on. Classic example of viral advertising. I bet there are bleary eyed Aussies in some small ad agency still cracking open bottles of Coonawarra Sparkling Shiraz as we speak.

  13. Takuan says:

    …oh all right!… (I’m just jealous)

  14. Brainspore says:

    Yeah, but do they provide health insurance in case you get a heart attack from pure awesomeness?

  15. revlucio says:

    @4:

    1) The amount is already translated for you, it’s $150,000 AUD (and to think us Aussies had almost reached parity a year ago!)

    2) Who cares?

    3) Spent a week in July up in Hamilton Island last year. It would be worth it for half the price.

  16. wolfiesma says:

    They put the song back up just to fuck with me. They don’t want me to know that I’m on to them. Oh, but I am.

  17. RockDoggy says:

    Question 1) What does $105,000 translate to in USD? I could look it up, but I’m too damned lazy.

    Question 2) What time of year?

    Question 3) Does this island have a “winter” that would be less than idyllic?

    Food for thought. Still a killer job.

  18. Profession says:

    I’m in…if I can ever get on the website.

  19. Banksynergy says:

    @4 – Winter in Queensland is horrid. It actually goes from ‘hot’ to ‘warm’! Expect winter to get low temps of about about 64 degrees F.

  20. gtron says:

    could we have a contest here to see who guesses closest to the actual number of applicants? (i guess it will be determined by ability to upload, since everyone has a cellphone camera) I’ll start:
    1,897,023 entrants. Ant to the winner, don’t swim directly above a Stingray in a threatening manner…

  21. Takuan says:

    …just a jealous guyyyy

  22. Gilbert Wham says:

    Can’t stand the beach. Can haz job in miserable castle?

  23. Daemon says:

    Too hot and firewally for me in australia. Give me the equivalent job in any major Japanese city, and I’m in.

  24. W. James Au says:

    Hey, the job description says I have to punch a series of numbers into an old computer every 108 minutes, WTF is that all about?

  25. Justin France says:

    This makes me sick, it really does.

    Not as sick as putting up with fat, yobbo morons – both the local and tourists – but what a farce.

    I suppose they should push everyone to traipse across the GBR before it dries up and turns white.

  26. gadgetophile says:

    Yeah nah, Australia has far too many things that bite you and then you die. Sharks, spiders, snakes. Even the Platypus is venomous.

  27. Godot says:

    “Do you have a criminal record?”

    Will my chances increase if I reply “yes”?
    This is Australia, after all.

  28. buddy66 says:

    “Still a killer job.”

    Exactly. Every other living thing, in or out of the water, in Australia tries to kill you.

    Got anything in the San Juans?

  29. vamidus says:

    R-E-D-R-U-M!

    ..

    REDRUM!!!

  30. Ethan says:

    The $105k is US dollars (it’s $150k Australian).

  31. arkizzle says:

    Vamidus FTW!

  32. Takuan says:

    perhaps anyone who sees the Great Barrier Reef will be moved to do everything they can to preserve it.

  33. dculberson says:

    I predict a lot of applications for this job.

  34. Anonymous says:

    got a job like this somewhere it is snowy all the time?!

  35. Mr_Staypuft says:

    This has been an *awesome* advertising campaign.

    If only “Tourism Australia” had half the clue that “Tourism Queensland” obviously has.

    Minimal investment, maximium worldwide advertising.
    Respect.

  36. melissadawnonline says:

    applicant worth watching and voting for:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5zjwd3N_xY

  37. Takuan says:

    looked at the form, seems easy. You have to be pretty though.

  38. Anonymous says:

    This is the complete exact opposite of my job now. In case you can’t get that, my jobs sucks the worst suckiness in all of the world. I’d leave my job in a hummingbird’s heartbeat.

  39. FoetusNail says:

    And you would be right, DCulberson.

    From Reuters:
    Demand for “best job in the world” crashes website

  40. gadgetophile says:

    But Mr Staypuft, where the bloody hell are you?!

  41. Ben For Best Job says:

    Thanks :) I hope I can count on others !

  42. Takuan says:

    they’d be better off just hiring a professional actor – maybe they are.

  43. arkizzle says:

    #24 Takuan
    …oh all right!… (I’m just jealous)

    Well done mister. It takes a big cephalopod to admit his true feelings.

    Now, who wants iced-virgins?

    me me me!

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