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You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« on: February 23, 2009, 03:13:08 PM »

Our own Ken and Tina have been selected to go to the next stage of applications for The Best Job in the World!!





The Job is being billed as the Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier reef in Queensland, but is really more of a PR/media job.
The full job description  and the perks can be found here:
http://www.islandreefjob.com/webdata/content/2/59.pdf?ts=1229652407

So their video application has been accepted, and now they need our help!!

One application will be chosen by "popular vote" so please GO HERE and click on the 5 star rating!
http://www.islandreefjob.com/#/applicants/watch/AsRS1qJninM

Warning: this site is VERY slow to load, may take 1-2 minutes, so minimize it and come back. Voting is crucial though so please do visit the actual site!!

While you wait, you can watch their video here as well:




Let's help them WIN! And then we can all go visit! :lol:

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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009, 03:15:27 PM »
I know Kelly of Christy and Kelly also entered. But this is great to see Ken & Tina advance to the next stage.  :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:
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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2009, 03:19:40 PM »
thanks for posting that peach and good luck Amazing Racers!!!!

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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2009, 04:04:41 PM »
Congratulations to them for making it to the next round! A job well done!

I hope they make it farther on! :wohoo:
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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2009, 04:17:04 PM »
I would love to see them get the job, best luck to them both.  :-*
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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2009, 05:26:31 PM »
Right now, the site has been locked due to the overwhelming response, but it will be back up tomorrow.
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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2009, 07:51:11 PM »
Wow! I never thought Ken and Tina would try it out. But i was in awe and shock when i heard about the job. It makes people who work in office wants to murder whoever who got it. :funny:

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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2009, 09:29:23 PM »
I checked out that website. I wish I had more time otherwise, I would have made a video myself. That is definitely a dream job.

BEST OF LUCK, KEN & TINA!!!!! :conf: :conf: :conf: :hoot: :hoot: :hoot:
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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2009, 09:59:46 PM »
I've followed this job since the day they released it, it has been great fun seeing the response and the buzz.

Ken and Tina would be fabulous at this.
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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2009, 10:00:40 PM »
Wow. More Amazing Race contestants!

http://www.islandreefjob.com/#/most-popular/watch/u4LvzZnE4pE?ob=rating_score&desc=1&c=SG&as=25&s=50

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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2009, 10:12:11 PM »
Good Luck Tina and Kenny!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :kuss: I would love for you all to get it!  :tup:
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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2009, 11:04:21 PM »
I remember them showing a promo for this competition on Today Tonight in Australia (It's a current affairs program.)

Apparently over 500 thousand people had entered with a month to go in the competition.

I thought about entering, glad I didn't now, I wouldn't want to go up against amazing racers.

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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2009, 01:15:18 PM »
It's late in the process, but here is some info I turned up summarizing neatly what is happening on Hamilton Island. It is owned by the Australian government but leased long-term to the Oatley family. It is the second largest population of any Great Barrier Reef Island. Wikipedia says:

 "Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef" promotion
In January 2009, a number of media sources reported that Tourism Queensland was advertising for an "Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef" based on Hamilton Island, calling it "the best job in the world" . The advertisement was part of a PR campaign created by ad agencies. Job benefits included a large salary, free lodging in a multi-million dollar villa, and transportation there and around the islands. The application process included a Web video to be publicly voted on. The job duties listed were primarily publicity with Web videos, blogging, and photo diaries. The submission web site crashed two days later following excessive visits and application video uploading(note added by me - due to 500,000 applications).

On February 11, 2009, Christopher Grima jumped off the South Causeway Bridge in Fort Pierce, Florida. The police report said that he "wanted to capture a video of himself jumping off the bridge, to gain attention of the recruiters" for this job. He quickly received a summons for breach of the peace / disorderly conduct.

More marketing savvy applicants have taken to creating blogs (www.pickme-pickme.com) and establishing Facebook groups to create buzz about themselves.

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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2009, 03:29:55 PM »
God Bless you all for helping us!!!!

 If we make the final 50 to be announce late Sunday or early Monday morning we will need all your votes
to hopefully make the final 11.

"Here's to sharing another Adventure with all of you!!!!"

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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2009, 05:06:14 PM »
Hey Tina!

Good luck in making it to the final 11! :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:
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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2009, 05:29:31 PM »
God Bless you all for helping us!!!!

 If we make the final 50 to be announce late Sunday or early Monday morning we will need all your votes
to hopefully make the final 11.

"Here's to sharing another Adventure with all of you!!!!"

XOXOXO, T

Here's wishing you good luck! I'm ready to vote.  :-*
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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2009, 06:03:33 PM »
We're all behind you Tina and Ken  :jumpy: ......BEST of Luck!!!

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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2009, 06:53:21 PM »
Keep voting everyone!! We have only a few days to help!! :hearts:
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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2009, 08:51:29 PM »
I hope Ken and Tina wins it as well! Then we'll have more exposure for TAR and Ken and Tina will also get the best job in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :hearts:

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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2009, 09:14:46 PM »
And we can all go visit, :lol:, don't forget that part!!
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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2009, 10:51:10 PM »
Yay, I voted! They definitely deserve to move up! :jumpy:

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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2009, 04:32:40 PM »
I think we will know the FINAL 50 sometime in the next approx 1.5 hours!!



They may need our help to vote for them for the WILD CARD applicant as well, so y'all standby!!  :jumpy: :jumpy:




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Re: You can HELP KEN and TINA WIN The Best Job in the World!
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2009, 06:33:50 PM »
Ohhhhhh noooooooooooooooooo   :'( :'( :'(

I don't think they are there? I don't see any couples, only singles.

And looks as though the Wild Card only refers to from within the 50.

But anyway, LOVE to Ken and Tina for reaching for a dream!!

http://www.islandreefjob.com/#/shortlisted-applicants
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