Travel Agents

Get paid to be “professional slacker” at this travel company

Hannah Edensor

Ok, so we reckon this is a suave little marketing stunt by the crafty folk in Sweden, but nonetheless, we want the job.

Travel agency TUI is looking for four – yes, four – “Professional Slackers” to pretty much just sit around and enjoy the views in Stockholm.

TUI is seeking “Fakeation Specialists” for the purpose of hanging out in a cosy office adorned with Mediterranean beach decor, wear summery clothing, and rest your feet in the sand.

Seriously – check out the job position here.

“Have you ever fallen asleep at work? Do you like the idea of being on vacation? Do you like money? Then keep on reading,” the ad asks.

“The ideal applicant takes great pride in doing as little as possible at any cost and possesses an enviable capability of daydreaming of sunnier days.

“Having no interest whatsoever in interacting with others and no ability at all to multitask is beneficial but not a requirement.

“Previous experience of sleeping at your workplace is highly appreciated, but with the right mindset we believe that you can be a successful candidate regardless of your past working experience.”

Sounds kinda dreamy right?

Under Primary Responsibilities? “None”. And as for Key Qualifications?

  • Not at all able to think outside the box
  • Feel extremely uncomfortable hearing words like “productivity” and “deadlines”
  • Like to sit or lie down
  • Impressive ability to focus on your own relaxation regardless of external distractions
  • Truly prioritize your own relaxation

The job is open for a fixed term job, comprising of daily shifts between 7am – 1pm and 1pm – 7pm between January 22nd – February 4th.

Applications close this Friday 14 January so get to it. Oh how do you apply, we hear you asking? Easy. No CV or schmoozy cover letter necessary. Just visit the site, and write a couple of lines about who you are and why you should become one of the Fakeation Specialists.

Per the ad, “Attach a picture or video of yourself in your most relaxing pose (preferably taken in a stressful environment) to increase your chances”.

Good luck, agents!

 

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