International fun at work day
Written by Bethany Carter Posted in Work
January 28, the day to celebrate fun at work internationally, (yes that is a real thing). That considered it would be a good opportunity to look at the jobs that don’t adhere to the monotonous 9-5 routine and are not the usual jobs you see advertised on search engines. But here are three jobs that are out there and sound pretty fun; in no particular order:
Island caretaker, it is the job that hit the headlines when it was named the “best job in the world”. From Richard Branson’s Necker Island to the role created designed to help promote the islands of the Great Barrier Reef to the rest of the world.
In 2009, British born Ben Southall won the position from 35,000 other applicants from around the world. He earns £73,000 to live on the island and video blog about his experiences for six months. Ben did such a great job he now has the role of Global Tourism Ambassador at Tourism Queensland, Australia – impressive!
So perhaps you love sleeping, it is something you can do with ease and in fact dread the thought of waking up and doing another monotonous days work fuelled by your need for caffeine. Where do these jobs come from?
Usually, the professional sleepers are required for university or medical studies on sleeping patterns or patterns of dreams. Alternatively other employers seek professional sleepers to test out mattresses from hotels to mystery shopping companies.
Waterslide tester, not a made up job, there has been advertisements singing a chant for the daredevils in the world that are not satisfied by their 9-5 job and are seeking an adrenaline factor in employment. Being required to travel to international locations to rate and share their opinions on the slides on social media and with the travel companies.
With a salary of £20,000 and travel allowance on top, this job seems exhilarating and fun.