Sleeping, drinking champagne, eating chocolate, riding waterslides and just having fun – are these the five best jobs in the world?
1. Professional sleeper
Last year Hotel Finn in Helsinki, Finland advertised for a ‘professional sleeper’, looking for someone to spend 35 days testing out their beds. The job ad called for a “dynamic person to write a quality blog” about their daily experiences at the hotel.
NASA also called for volunteers to take part in a study to research the effects of microgravity on the human body, offering a salary of around AU $20,000. Applicants were not required to do anything except stay in bed.
2. Champagne taster
Olivier Krug makes it his business to sample champagne for a living. Literally. He runs the House of Krug, a business that understands that “the essence of Champagne is pleasure itself”. To that end, Krug travels the world, supervises the grape harvest, and drinks a lot of champagne. After the champagne is produced, Krug oversees the tasting committee, which tries thousands of wines to check if they are up to scratch.
3. Chocolate taster
Cadbury’s dedicated chocolate taster, Angus Kennedy from the UK was offered an annual salary of around AU $55,000 to test out everything from cocoa-covered ants to aphrodisiac lollipops. Sadly, Kennedy was forced to quit his dream job after he put on 12 kilograms and his cholesterol level got dangerously high.
4. Waterslide tester
Tommy Lynch got his dream job – testing waterslides all over the world. Lynch, a self-confessed fun-junkie, was paid more than AU $56,000 on a six-month contract to travel all over the world, riding and rating the company First Choice’s waterslides, in exotic locations such as Majorca, Turkey and Egypt.
5. Chief funster
Andrew Smith is NSW’s Chief Funster, and his job description involves proving that New South Wales is the most fun place in the world. He has six months to take part in 802,000 moments of fun (one for each square kilometre of the state), reviewing festivals, events and being a Sydney VIP.
Read more at The Telegraph.
What do you think? Have you got the best job in the world or know someone who has? Would you take on one of these unorthodox jobs or do you prefer the daily grind? Tell us about it in the comments.