Jobs That Everyone Would Take
What’s the coolest job ever? One that allows you to express your personality while doing something you love and getting paid for it…otherwise it’s a hobby. Some say that ’coolness’ is subjective but i think we would all agree that these 10 are really world’s greatest!
1. Paradise island caretaker
For example - Ben Southall (34) beat out nearly 35,000 applicants from around the world for the dream assignment to swim, explore and relax on Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef, while writing a blog to promote the area. He was selected for the $111,000 gig – a six-month contract to serve as caretaker of a tropical Australian island. He now has to live rent-free in a three-bedroom villa complete with pool. Before getting the job he had to spend four days on the island for an extended interview process, which required applicants to snorkel through crystalline waters, gorge themselves at a beachside barbecue and relax at a spa. He also had to demonstrate his blogging abilities, take swimming tests and sit through in-person interviews. But this job is not popular only in Australia…In fact Thailand tourism officials recently advertised for couples who wanted to travel to and blog about Thailand. The five selected couples will have a chance to win some good awards beside spending time n Thailand with no costs.
2. Luxury bed tester
A student from Birmingham City University has landed her dream job…literally! Sleeping on the job and having a lie-in will no longer be a problem for a girl, who has been selected to test out luxury beds for a month and get paid for it. The student is helping with a “sleep survey” carried out by luxury bed specialists Simon Horn Ltd. The company sells luxury Savoir Beds, originally made for the Savoy Hotel. She will spend 10am to 6pm in top-of-the-line beds and mattresses ranging in price from $8,000 to $43,500 in the company’s showroom in Edgbaston, and then will blog about her experiences.
3. Resort waterslide tester
Surely the envy of any desk-bound office worker, Tommy Lynch has travelled over 27,000 miles this year for his job, testing holiday resort waterslides. Mr Lynch (29) works for holiday giant First Choice, checking the height, speed, water quantity and landing of the flumes, as well as all safety aspects. Mr Lynch tested waterslides at holiday villages in Lanzarote, Majorca, Egypt, Turkey, Costa Del Sol, Cyprus, Algarve, Dominican Republic and Mexico. He will also do quality control First Choice’s new splash resorts in Greece, Turkey, Florida, Jamaica and Ibiza. “I do have the best job in the world,” Lynch told the Daily Mail.
4. Professional prostitute tester
While most of us try to grab the occasional to make ends meet, people like Jaime Rascone hold the type of fantasy job that most of us can only dream about: Quality Controller at a brothel. It is a simple process; girls who wish to work as VIP escorts for Madam Fiorella underwent interviews, psychological tests and a photo session. The applicants are short listed to a final six who then sleeps with Jaime in a single day. He takes notes on their performance and makes recommendations to the madam. Sounds good?
5. Wine tester and blogger
How does one become a wine taster? Imagine living rent-free in a beautiful vineyard, spending the day drinking wine and getting money for all that fun. A wine tester has to sniff and sip different wines and blog about their quality on Twitter or any other internet blog and get $11,000 a month. The interview process was simple: submit a YouTube video explaining why you would be good for the job and wait to see what happens.
6. Candy taster
Step into the world of Charlie and Willy Wonka’s chocolate Factory. Harry Willsher, age 12, is a chief taster at The Derby Firm which manufactures treats like Love Hearts, Rainbow Drops and Parma Violets, and all Harry has to do is describe their flavors and smells. He got the job after winning a contest at Swizzell’s Matlow to find a recruit. He wowed judges by describing the flavor and smell of his favourite sweet, the Drumstick lolly. The Derby firm, which also makes Love Hearts, Rainbow Drops and Parma Violets, has now given the youngster chief taster overalls and business cards. As well as sampling the sweets, he will also monitor their development at the company’s factory. I don’t know if this is the best job, but it’s definitely the sweetest.
7. Condom tester
Durex, an Australian manufacturer hired two hundred people over the age of 18 to test their condoms. The position does not pay cash, but successful applicants would receive a $60 selection of Durex products, and one of the lucky 200 testers would win a $1000 bonus.. Maybe the bonus is not that great, but one thing’s for sure – it’s a job where employees won’t mind taking their work home and burning the midnight oil. We are sorry to inform you applications are closed.
8. World of Warcraft Tester
Do you Play World of Warcraft? And if so, do you play well? Can you farm 200 gold an hour and hit level 80 in under 2 weeks? If the answer is yes, you can apply for the job that about 12 million players only dream about! There are in fact several Blizzard jobs posted on their website. The Blizzard employment database has dozens of jobs available, mostly WoW employment opportunities. They are currently hiring for several game tester positions for World of Warcraft, under the QA department. They are in particular looking for foreign language testers, so if you speak any other language besides English, don’t hesitate to apply to start your Blizzard career. And, yeah, you will be required to play at least four hours a day,but don’t forget, you’re getting paid for it.
9. Director of Fun at a museum (age 6)
Sam Pointon, an ambitious six year old wanted to become Director of the National Railway Museum at York, so he wrote a letter which listed his “credentials” and his expertise in handling his train set. The staff was so impressed that they gave him an honorary job as the Director of Fun, so now he ensures that the museum is the most fun place for kids to spend the day out.”I have an electrick (sic) train track. I am good on my train track. I can control two trains at once”. Ok, maybe this isn’t the best job in the world for an adult, but it certainly rocks the world of a 6 year old.
10. Bike rider-photographer for Google Maps
Google has hired two lucky young men to ride around France on dopey looking tricycles snapping up photos of historical sites that are inaccessible by car or satellite. This three-wheeler is a sight with its long pole holding nine cameras, a GPS, a computer and a generator. But the contraption tooling around the French capital needs all that gear to do its job – adding three-dimensional images to Google’s Street View Maps. The riders, wearing Google tee-shirts and white helmets, are visiting well-known sites such as the Chateau de Versailles, west of Paris, the Jardin du Luxembourg .