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The world´s best job could be closer than you think

Source: | 05-12-2009 09:46

By Paul Bignell

As you slog to work this week, spare a thought for Tommy Lynch, Helen Moores and Leigh McCarron. And then dismiss them from your mind. Like Ben Southall, who last week was awarded "the best job in the world" on an Australian island, they need little of your sympathy. And like him, they are being paid handsomely to do "jobs" that barely qualify as what the majority of us would call work.

Charity worker Ben Southall telephones his parents on Hamilton Island in the Whitsunday Islands, after being awarded the job of caretaker of an Australian tropical island. The charity worker won "the best job in the world" as caretaker of a tropical island on Australia's Great Barrier Reef after an unprecedented global search.
Charity worker Ben Southall telephones 
his parents on Hamilton Island in the 
Whitsunday Islands, after being awarded 
the job of caretaker of an Australian 
tropical island. The charity worker 
won "the best job in the world" as 
caretaker of a tropical island on 
Australia's Great Barrier Reef after 
an unprecedented global search.