Thursday, January 15, 2009

Woman Gets Tattoo In Attempt At Winning Island Dream Job

Turns out this story is a fake.
The video posted was was only intended as a example of the creativity Tourism Queensland expected from applicants, and to spur people to post their own videos. Read more at the Brisbane Times

By now I'm sure you are aware of the site which is offering of a $100,000 tropical island dream job to one lucky individual. Apparently people will do just about anything to land the position, according to reports from the Australian Associated press one woman has even tattooed a permanent advertisement for Queensland's Great Barrier Reef on her arm.

You can view several of the 60-second video clips uploaded to Tourism Queensland's website at The videos show people from all around the world bragging, begging and even singing all for an attempt at landing their dream job.

A Queensland woman's clips shows her visiting a tattoo parlour to have a 10cm tattoo showing her love for the reef engraved on her arm. A Greek woman promises to do laundry for every Australian if she gets the job.

According to the report by this morning the site had received four million hits with one million unique visits. All that in spite of the fact that the unprecedented rush caused it to crash on and be down most of the day on Tuesday.

The report also states that more than 2000 jobseekers have applied and they expect more than 10,000 by the cut off date. However the Tourism Queensland's website reports more than 200,000 applicants had applied in less than 24hrs, so I'm not sure what number is correct.

As much as I'd love to have the job, and yes getting paid for doing what I'm going right now only from a tropical island would be my dream job, I have not yet uploaded a video. Mainly because I don't own a video camera, shocker I know. But don't let that stop you. I'd love to hear a reader has gotten the job, heck you can fly me down to visit.

In case you haven't heard of the offer or want more details we've got two informative posts that might be helpful.

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