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(Daily Mail)   Want to get away from the world and chill out on an uninhabited island? There's one in Scotland that needs a manager to live there eight months a year (and they'll pay you £20,000 for it)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 79
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2013-02-06 07:28:50 PM
There will be one other member of staff, and the two will share the cottage from March to October every year

Deal killer.
 
2013-02-06 07:50:23 PM

Sgygus: There will be one other member of staff, and the two will share the cottage from March to October every year

Deal killer.


Well I'd meet her first before deciding. Or at least ask for BIE.
 
2013-02-06 08:17:58 PM
I'm pretty sure that this is how The Shinning began...
 
2013-02-06 08:28:08 PM
Want to get away from the world and chill out freeze you ass off on an uninhabited island?

FTFY subby
 
2013-02-06 08:30:51 PM

Banned on the Run: Want to get away from the world and chill out freeze you ass off on an uninhabited island?

FTFY subby


your even
 
2013-02-06 08:53:45 PM
Get away from the world?  20k tourists and weddings in the eight months, hunting down drunk randy gingers trying to spend the night in the abbey every day before the last ferry.  Throw in piss poor internet AND a roommate?!? ...Pass.
 
2013-02-06 08:55:42 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I'm pretty sure that this is how The Shinning began...


Well thankfully it wasn't the kneecapping
 
2013-02-06 08:55:48 PM
Can I bring sheep?
 
2013-02-06 09:03:31 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Well thankfully it wasn't the kneecapping



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YOU CAN'T SAY "SHINING!"

You want to get sued?
 
2013-02-06 09:06:59 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: YOU CAN'T SAY "SHINING!"

You want to get sued?


Heh... now that would be amusing. Especially when they try to collect

/The Whining
 
2013-02-06 09:18:47 PM
internet connection is limited

Define "limited"...
 
2013-02-06 09:52:34 PM

sno man: Get away from the world?  20k tourists and weddings in the eight months, hunting down drunk randy gingers trying to spend the night in the abbey every day before the last ferry.  Throw in piss poor internet AND a roommate?!? ...Pass.


Wait, drunk redheads from weddings?  Count me back in.
 
2013-02-06 09:53:03 PM
If it were on the Irish Sea side, I would apply but, aw why the hell not
 
2013-02-06 09:54:11 PM

Sgygus: There will be one other member of staff, and the two will share the cottage from March to October every year

Deal killer.


I'd definitely need to meet the other person first.  Sure as Hell don't want to end up living with someone like me.
 
2013-02-06 09:56:12 PM

fusillade762: internet connection is limited

Define "limited"...


You're going to want to bring your own porn.
 
2013-02-06 09:56:27 PM
I just sent this to my mother. She's been looking for a cottage (within the islands on the other side of Scotland) to have a reunion of her kids so we can spend a some time together. Bonus: She has been retired for quite awhile and would do something crazy like this!
 
2013-02-06 09:57:46 PM
I'd be completely okay with this, aside from the fact I'd have to live with some other person. I'd rather have my total solitude in the cottage. If that was possible, this would be close to a dream job for me.
 
2013-02-06 09:57:56 PM
I'm considering it.
 
2013-02-06 09:58:12 PM
I think I need to apply.
 
2013-02-06 09:59:01 PM
HELLZ YESES.
 
2013-02-06 10:00:32 PM
If the island doesn't lie somewhere between 23.5 N and 25.5 S, I'm not interested.
 
2013-02-06 10:01:39 PM

jtown: Sgygus: There will be one other member of staff, and the two will share the cottage from March to October every year

Deal killer.

I'd definitely need to meet the other person first.  Sure as Hell don't want to end up living with someone like me.


Relax, Igor's a hoot at parties. But I gotta warn you. There will be dancing, and fighting, and sex.
 
2013-02-06 10:02:50 PM

fusillade762: internet connection is limited

Define "limited"...


...buffering....................
 
2013-02-06 10:04:23 PM
A bit of false advertisement in that headline. Getting away from the rat race does not mean taking a job where you need to manage weddings and look after 20k visitors a year. That's a full time job. Sure, the setting is nice and if you are into the out doors I'm sure it would be a blast but when could you enjoy it for yourself? Add in living with someone else in close quarters and you've got what may have been an interesting and exciting job turning into a nightmare.

I'm also guessing the type of person who would take up this job would not be your ordinary 9-5 office worker so it's not like they are escaping any rat race.
 
2013-02-06 10:05:10 PM
It's actually a great scam by the Scottish Tourist Board.  For just 20,000 quid they get wall to wall coverage in the retard press of the Scottish countryside.  Hard to imagine a newspaper stupid enough to fall for this every year. Oh wait...
 
2013-02-06 10:06:16 PM
Throw in a HAL9000 for that long winter and you got yourself a movie!
 
2013-02-06 10:11:24 PM
The info about crappy TV and internet just doesn't make sense to me.  Skysat for TV.  One problem solved.  And it looks like the mainland is about a mile away.  There's off-the-shelf stuff that can bridge that gap, providing decent bandwidth.  Edinburgh's got 4G cellular data 4 miles away.  There's no technical reason why there would be crappy TV and internet on that island.
 
2013-02-06 10:14:17 PM

jtown: The info about crappy TV and internet just doesn't make sense to me.  Skysat for TV.  One problem solved.  And it looks like the mainland is about a mile away.  There's off-the-shelf stuff that can bridge that gap, providing decent bandwidth.  Edinburgh's got 4G cellular data 4 miles away.  There's no technical reason why there would be crappy TV and internet on that island.


You didn't read the article, did you? It said sometimes passing boats interfere with the television. It'd be safe to assume it could interfere with the internet as well. "Could" doesn't mean "will". The colony of seals could turn violent and bumrush you. Doesn't mean they will. That... actually sounds like an interesting SyFy Original Movie.
 
2013-02-06 10:16:30 PM
$30k for eight months on a godforsaken rock in the middle of a freezing cold sea? I can make three times that deploying to Afghanistan; no thank you.
 
2013-02-06 10:16:49 PM

Amos Quito: Can I bring sheep?


Will you practice safe sex?
 
2013-02-06 10:20:55 PM

mbillips: $30k for eight months on a godforsaken rock in the middle of a freezing cold sea? I can make three times that deploying to Afghanistan; no thank you.


But then you have to be in Afganistan and won't get paid to drink with scots.
 
2013-02-06 10:21:27 PM
Applied.
fark 'Merica and its no job market.
 
2013-02-06 10:22:02 PM

sweet-daddy-2: Amos Quito: Can I bring sheep?

Will you practice safe sex?


I mean what would its parents think?
 
2013-02-06 10:23:10 PM
Does it have Internet access? If so my answer is yes.
 
2013-02-06 10:28:22 PM
It's kind of a freaky place if you look it up on  Wikipedia.
 
2013-02-06 10:32:26 PM
i could do that.  i'd want to get paid more, but i could do that.
 
2013-02-06 10:39:24 PM

doglover: mbillips: $30k for eight months on a godforsaken rock in the middle of a freezing cold sea? I can make three times that deploying to Afghanistan; no thank you.

But then you have to be in Afganistan and won't get paid to drink with scots.


Oh, trust me, I can find Scots to drink with in Afghanistan.
 
2013-02-06 10:40:00 PM
Headline: "uninhabited island "

Article:  "visited by about 20,000 people every year"
 
2013-02-06 10:40:28 PM

sarahthustra: i could do that.  i'd want to get paid more, but i could do that.

20K british pounds is about 35K US.
Thats for 7 months work.

Dunno about food, but your livign expenses would be really low.

That's not too shabby.

Of course, I assume you'd need to be british citizen to apply.
 
2013-02-06 10:42:35 PM
www.dwot.com
Sign me the FRAK up!
 
2013-02-06 10:42:38 PM
Hopefully the roommate is a Farker and will post here with a bio. If the internet access was top quality, I'd apply just to see if I could land an interview on site at their expense.
 
2013-02-06 10:46:26 PM
Perfect if you want to work on a book

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2013-02-06 10:47:08 PM

BeSerious: Does it have Internet access? If so my answer is yes.


That's what I was thinking. No internet = no deal.
 
2013-02-06 10:47:25 PM
Let's send them odumba.
 
2013-02-06 10:47:34 PM

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Headline: "uninhabited island "

Article:  "visited by about 20,000 people every year"


But weddings, so think of all the lonely bridesmaids!
 
2013-02-06 10:51:58 PM
FTFA: internet connection is limited

I would like the definition of limited.
 
2013-02-06 10:57:31 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: <b>FTFA:</b> <i> internet connection is limited</i>

I would like the definition of limited.


probably means dial up with 1000 free hours.

or worse yet,  brazzers is blocked because the last manager left tissues all over the castle.
 
2013-02-06 11:06:18 PM
If I can build a giant wicker man when the time is right, I'm good to go.
 
2013-02-06 11:10:25 PM
The Overlook?
 
2013-02-06 11:20:09 PM

IgG4: Perfect if you want to work on a book

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done in, well, I'm too lazy to count.
 
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