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Monday, January 11, 2010

The Best Job in the World

In my opinion, the best job in the world is the job that u love, that u look forward to every day, that you wont mind working long hours, that you would talk about most of the time, and that would not make you tired but happy and satisfied. Warren Buffett loves his job that he tap dance to work. And he's always looking forward to the next day.

So, if you dont meet the above requirements, maybe you should change your job now. :)

By Soo Ewe Jin - I HAVE met many parents who, in recent years, want their children to take up actuarial science. I know people who are actuaries and they are well-paid, contented individuals who can find work anywhere in the world.

So it must be a joy for these people to read a report in The Star on Jan 7 that the best job in the world currently is that of an actuary.

Okay, maybe not in the world, but certainly in the United States, as rated by, a well-regarded job search portal.

The worst job? According to the list, that would go to the roustabout, someone who performs routine physical labour and maintenance on oil rigs and pipelines, both on and offshore. You can also find taxi driver and garbage collector on this list.

By coincidence, there was also an article in the same issue of The Star about Ben Southall, who became an international celebrity when he won the Best Job In The World contest.

Southall, if you recall, beat 34,000 entrants, including a Malaysian who was on the shortlist, to get this posting on picturesque Hamilton Island off the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland.

But if you think he did nothing but laze around the beach all day with his girlfriend, consider this. According to the report, Southall worked seven days a week and up to 19 hours a day. He visited 90 “exotic locations”, made 47 video diaries, and gave more than 250 media interviews – including a chat with Oprah Winfrey.

He also posted more than 75,000 words in 60 separate blogs – the equivalent of a small novel (or 150 Monday Starters) – uploaded more than 2,000 photos, and “tweeted more than 730 times”.

And you know what? He has done such a good job that his contract which ended on Jan 1 has been renewed.

Tourism Queensland has just offered him a new 18-month, six-figure (in Australian dollars, of course) contract to promote the state worldwide.

Well, these two stories did get me thinking about what really are the best and worst jobs in our country.

Are the best jobs the ones that pay the most and give you the most company benefits and media publicity?.........

Read the full article here: Have a sense of belonging and you’ll love your job

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