What do you say to a six-month vacation on a beautiful tropical island in Australia, rent-free accommodation in a three-bedroom beach home complete with plunge pool and golf buggy, free airfares from your home country and 150,000 Australian dollars (USD $105,000)?
An Australian state is offering just that. All you need to do is take care of the island, stroll the white sands, snorkel the reef and take care of a few minor tasks — and report to the world via weekly blogs, photo diaries and video updates.
The requirement: – The successful applicant must be a good swimmer, excellent communicator and be able to speak and write English.
Hurry up, applications are open until February 22, 2009. Eleven shortlisted candidates will be flown to Hamilton Island in early May for the final selection process and the six month contract will commence on July 1, 2009.
Citigroup is planning to lay off 10% of its global workforce which could add up to close to 40,000 depending on the number of asset sales, such as spinning off businesses the firm could pull off in addition to additional planned layoffs.
The company experienced a full year of losses and a nearly 70% plunge in its stock price.