British Ginger wins world’s best job blogging on Desert Island

You may have seen recently that the Queensland Tourist board has been looking for someone to work for them in what they have dubbed ‘the world’s best job’. The job entails swanning around on a desert island, eating barbeque food, swimming in the sea and blogging about great the holiday is.

For this arduous task they’re paying £73,500 per year!

They conducted a lengthy search, which obviously received thousands of applicants (over 34,000 to be precise), all looking for someone with good blogging skills and a penchant for adventurous holidays. Eventually they decided on 34 year old Brit Ben Southall, a Ginger.

Now, just why would you hire a Ginger to be your representative on a desert island? The tropical Queensland weather isn’t going to be that kind to Southall’s complexion.

Yet he’s still excited about his blogging job, stating:

I hope I can fill the boots as much as everybody is expecting. My swimming is hopefully up to standard and I look forward to all the new roles and responsibilities that the task involves.

Responsibilities? All he has to do is get smashed off his face every night, lie around on the beach during the day and write on his blog. A great responsibility indeed. The actual job description for the role read:

To explore the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, swim, snorkel, make friends with the locals and generally enjoy the tropical Queensland climate and lifestyle.

If I sound a little jealous about this, it’s because I am. However, could you imagine if I’d actually landed the job?

Day One

Plane was late. Sodding Ryan Air, never using them again. The beach house has no running water. Despite there being only one car on the island, mine, I’ve still managed to crash it… it wasn’t my fault.

Received first month’s pay in advance, CSA have taken all of it… bastards.

Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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2 thoughts on “British Ginger wins world’s best job blogging on Desert Island”

  1. I’m sorry – but I really must respond to what can only be described as a totally non PC, highly Ginginist post.

    …Love it!

    Hey Daz. Reapply. This guy will be fried within a week anyway!
    They’ll soon see the err of their ways and go for a balding Brit instead.


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