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The World's Greatest Jobs

from bed tester to wine taster The World's Greatest Jobs "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life" ANONYMOUS Having a Job you enjoy makes the of Job success Is based on how your braln worles and troubles of the working 75% belleves your behavlour matters, connects day seem distant. Enjoying your day to other people and manages stress. can Increase productivity. Unfortunately, the recipe for a good Job remalns of employees In the only 48% reported they were satisfled with their Job. elusive for most of us – with Britons ranking number U.S. 6 on the least happy at work across the whole EU. What makes a good job? A study reported that employees valued these aspects: Culture & Values Senior Leadership Rewards & Benefits Work-life Balance Career Business Outlook Opportunities a 10% In pay is only associated with a 1% Increase In employee satisfaction. Surprisingly, salary Isn't as Important as you might think when It comes to happiness. increase the dream jobs You didn't know were real. Rolsin Madigan, a student from Birmingham, was pald £1,000 to test beds for a month. Bed Tester Competition was tough, with 400 applicants in the first day and another 200 the next day. The successful applicant had to test beds from 10am till 6pm before blogging about their experlence. More permanently, Jo Unsworth works for John Lewls as a bedding and linen buyer, testing bedding as part of her Job. She has a degree in textile management and gets at least 8 hours' sleep a night. PROS: SLEEP, COMFORT, RELAXATION CONS: BED HAIRI 2. Looking for a Job that Includes sand, sea and paradise? A 6-month stint as caretaker of a tropical Paradise Island Caretaker Australlan Island was up for grabs in 2009. Won by UK resident Ben Southhall, 34, he was required to swim, explore and relax on Hamilton Island in the Great Barrler Reef. As If that wasn't enough, he was paid AUD111,000 for 6 months' work. The only caveat? He had to blog about It, helping to generate AUD110 mllion worth of publicity for the reglon. PROS: SUN, SEA, SAND & SALARY CONS: IT ONLY LASTS 6 MON THS Alcohol Tester A six month position earning $10,000 per month In a rent-free villa sounds great, right? It's even better when you consider the maln responsibility is drinking wine and blogging about it! Atlanta's Hardy Wallace won the position and sald "my dream has come true". PROS: FREE WINE, RENT-FREE VILLA CONS: AGAIN, IT ONLY LASTS 6 MONTHS Think you can handle bullding Insanely complicated LEGO structures comprising of 500,000 bricks? LEGO Master Builder You might have what it takes to Joln Just 40 other LEGO Master Bullders. Most have backgrounds In sculpture, engineering, architecture and other design areas and experlence with 3D modelling programs Is essentlal. LEGO To become a bulder, you must be hand- picked by LEGO after working your way up from the bottom as an apprentice bullder. Despite the level of skill Involved, the salary Is Just $37,500 a year. PROS: PLAYING WITH TOYS CONS: ARDUOUS, AVERAGE PAY Working as a video game tester Is the Video Game Tester plpe dream of many young gamers. However, this is a serlous role for dle-hard enthuslasts with a good work ethic. It pays around $16 to $18 an hour, but competition is steep and recrultment is low. In some scenarlos, you may have to work 80 or more hours per week. PROS: PLAYING GAMES YOULOVE CONS: PLAYING GAMES YOU HATE Cat Channon works as a product developer for Master Chocolate Taster Mondelēz, the manufacturers of Cadbury's chocolate. She started the Job earning £7.50 an hour testing caramel. She moved to research and development - a role that lets her spend 10% to 20% of her time tasting chocolate. Cat Is Cabury one of the company's 50 officlal chocolate tasters. PROS: EATING CHOCOLATE ALL DAY CONS: DEVELOPING STRICT RECIPES 7. Enjoy puzzles? How about making them? Puzzle Maker Become a Professlonal Crossword Writer. Beginning by sending examples of your puzzles to publications and freelancing, you can progress Into an In-house role. If you reach the top, you can be pald $200 for 15x15 puzzles published in the Times. PROS: DESIGNING PUZZLES, GOOD PAY CONS: LOW ACCEPTANCE RATE Fancy getting pald to zoom down waterslides Resort Waterslide at some of the world's greatest hollday parks? Tommy Lynch lives his dream Tester by working for holiday company First Cholce, travelling 27,000 miles a year to test waterslides. As a Lifestyle Product Development Manager, he has to assess the helght, speed, water quantity and landing of the flumes - he tests each one! PROS: WATERSLIDES CONS: CAN BE COLD OUT OF SEASON Sources Inc.comjessica-stillman,happiness-makes-your-brain-work-better.html courtesy of creative Cccommons EEEFE

The World's Greatest Jobs

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Having a job you enjoy makes the worries and troubles of the working day seem distant. Enjoying your day can increase productivity by 75%. 75% of job success is based on how your brain believes your b...


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