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Fancy $103,000 per year, for three hours work a week? YOU CAN APPLY (update: if the site hasn't crashed)! Answered

Tourists chiefs in Queensland, Australia, need somebody very special.

They are looking for a caretaker for a tropical island.

No formal qualifications are needed but candidates must be willing to swim, snorkel, dive and sail.

In addition, you will be expected to feed fish, collect the mail and maintain a blog. The job is expected to entail approximately twelve hours' "work" per month.

In return, the successful applicant will receive a salary of A$150,000 ($103,000, 70,000GBP) for six months and get to live rent-free in a three-bedroom villa, complete with pool.

The job is being advertised around the world. Candidates have until 22 February to submit an online video application.

In May, 10 shortlisted candidates and one wildcard, voted for by visitors to the Tourism Queensland website, will be invited to the islands for a four-day final interview process. The successful candidate will start the new job on 1 July.

Apply here

UPDATE

There have been two thousand video entries already, and the site has crashed under the traffic-load.

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zieak (author)2009-01-15

It is also worth noting that the position will only be for 3-6 months. I see it as an opportunity for a very nice paid vacation. Heck, even making one of the 10 finalists and having a trip paid there would be worth putting together a 60 second video. I think i'll be applying. I'll worry about figuring out the time off of work if the job offer comes.

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purduecer (author)2009-01-15

Little early for April Fools Jokes, don't you think?

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Goodhart (author)2009-01-15

And the catch is......? your every move will be filmed and later used on the reality show - Look what we got THIS ONE to do !! :-)

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Labot2001 (author)2009-01-15

At first I thought this was some spam... then I saw Kiteman's name! Sounds interesting. They should make some sort of podcast or short TV series to document this.

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Kiteman (author)Labot20012009-01-15

I think the blog will have videos, and there's a vote for the short-list...

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Sandisk1duo (author)2009-01-14
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Sandisk1duo (author)Kiteman2009-01-15

it didn't work when i posted the comment

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kelseymh (author)Sandisk1duo2009-01-14

Can you say "server overloaded"? "Accidental DOS"? :-)

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Sandisk1duo (author)kelseymh2009-01-14

maybe, or maybe kiteman is a master mind, and this is all a conspiracy..

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NachoMahma (author)Sandisk1duo2009-01-15

. Kiteman is one of the lizard ppl.

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Sandisk1duo (author)NachoMahma2009-01-15

well that explains everything!

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Gjdj3 (author)2009-01-15

Haha, I think this tops working at Google.

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fungus amungus (author)2009-01-15

Pretty effective $103,000 there. Got the whole world talking about it.

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Lithium Rain (author)2009-01-15

OMG! That so cannot be real.

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jessyratfink (author)2009-01-15

A guy I work with is moving to Australia, and he wouldn't shut up about this job yesterday. He said the site's been down since it was announced, but he's talking like he's already got the job even though he hasn't applied. :P

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