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    Default The best jobs in the world are in Australia - and there are lots of other ones too

    Interesting article from WP's Social Reader:
    https://socialreader.com/me/channels...dingExternal-1

    Australian tourism is offering six dream jobs with salaries of A$100,000, as Social Reader explains:
    How’s this for a job title: “Chief Funster.” Requirements include reviewing festivals and concerts, tweeting and blogging about them, and being an all-around VIP at Sydney’s biggest events.

    Or, perhaps, these listings are more your cup of tea: lifestyle photographer for a popular magazine, wine and food “taste master,” Outback adventurer, park ranger in a tropical paradise or wildlife caretaker to a coterie of exotic animals.

    All positions come with an A$100,000 paycheck for a six month commitment and all are billed as “The Best Jobs In The World.”
    There have been over 600,000 applications for these jobs of which 46,000 provided videos and 25 people have been working their way through these to whittle down the list... So there may be jobs for CV perusers too.

    A few years ago Queensland Tourism advertised the first best job in the world. The ad went viral. QT spent A$1 million, generated A$70 million in global publicity in the first month, and A$200 million overall. The man who won the dream job had a massive lifestyle change and he is now quite wealthy from follow-up work.

    Amazingly, advertising for these "dream" jobs has generated interest in mundane jobs in Australia, ones which many people would not otherwise be interested, so the benefits of the advertising are colossal.

    So if you need a job or a change of scenery why not check out Australia. See the article I quoted for more details.

    And if you want to stay in Ireland (or wherever you are) surely Irish Tourism can create a "dream job" or two and advertise it cheaply in the same way as Australia has.

    What do you think an Irish "dream job" would be?
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    Working for RTE dont have tobe any good and paid obscene amounts of money.

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    A lot of people are a bit more down to earth about prospects for those Irish who have ran away from Ireland.

    Unprepared Irish arrivals adding to welfare strain | Irish Echo

    He has expressed his concern over the way Australia is being portrayed as a land of opportunity in Ireland.
    “With the expos back home, people think they can get off the plane in Perth and there will be employers waiting at the gate for them, but it’s not that way at all,” he said.
    ..the Irish nation can become other than white, by privileging the voices of the racialised and subverting state immigration but also integration policies. Ronit Lentin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telemachus View Post
    A lot of people are a bit more down to earth about prospects for those Irish who have ran away from Ireland.

    Unprepared Irish arrivals adding to welfare strain | Irish Echo
    Clearly they did not go out and seek the "mundane" jobs.
    Brexit comes straight from hell. Everywhere it goes it causes disharmony, turbulence and misery. I think Brexiteers themselves must have some form of mental illness.

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    Not interested. The best bit in the world I'd my back garden. I'm turning into an old fogey I think ...
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    Will these boomtime jobs exist if:
    - the Chinese economy takes a tumble reducing sales for extracted metal?
    - the property market there busts? (Key warning signs would be high erections, prices outpacing inflation and the Irish are buying)
    - there's a major global crisis eg Korea, Iran, etc?
    Or
    - the Aussies get tired of Ireland's "brightest and best" who followed the yellow brick road without doing too much research or preparation but can find the paddy bars within the first few hours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Congalltee View Post
    Will these boomtime jobs exist if:
    - the Chinese economy takes a tumble reducing sales for extracted metal?
    - the property market there busts? (Key warning signs would be high erections, prices outpacing inflation and the Irish are buying)
    - there's a major global crisis eg Korea, Iran, etc?
    Or
    - the Aussies get tired of Ireland's "brightest and best" who followed the yellow brick road without doing too much research or preparation but can find the paddy bars within the first few hours?
    There are still jobs to be filled in Australia. You're a "we'll all be rooned" person, like Hanrahan.

    Think positive, like most Aussies do.
    Brexit comes straight from hell. Everywhere it goes it causes disharmony, turbulence and misery. I think Brexiteers themselves must have some form of mental illness.

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    A Paddy tax? Enda should be on the phone straight away!!!

    Australia budget could scare away backpackers - BBC News

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