In the space of 24 little hours, I have had no less than 5 friends sending me a link to an online job advertisement. This is unprecedented.
So, I’ve taken a little look at it, and I suppose it’s alright. The position is described as “caretaker”, which is not really the sort of career I had in mind. However, the caretaker has to keep a blog and photo diary, so I guess that makes it a little more suitable for me.
Should I be the successful applicant, I will be handed a list of duties, which will include things like this:
– exploring uninhabited islands
Oh, and I should probably have mentioned that the caretaker in question will be required to live on and take care of an island at the Great Barrier Reef. For a salary of £70,000. Whilst living rent-free in a three-bedroom villa complete with swimming pool.
The successful applicant will go and explore all the neighbouring islands, and write about what they see and do. They will do all the things that someone on a dream holiday in paradise would do, and write about those, too, with a view to kick-starting the tousism industry there. They will feed the tropical fish and keep an eye on the island from their hammock. And they will be paid £70,000 to do so.
I had plans to spend the next year or so writing articles for €10 each, but I suppose I could put that off for a while and settle for this instead, if you insist. Sometimes one has to make sacrifices for the sake of earning a few crusts.