Friday, 19 August 2011

Best.Job. Opportunity.In.The.Whole Wide.World.


A Job with a Difference: Sealy offers $10,000 Employment Contract to Literally “Sleep on the Job”



Blogging and sleeping. And get paid for both. 

Are you the sort of person who has a habit of drifting off by morning tea, taking nana naps when any opportunity arises or grabbing 40 winks whilst on the couch with the kids? Then Sealy has got the perfect job for you. Australia’s leading bed manufacturer is recruiting for a unique new position within the company – a Sealy Sleep Ambassador – whose sole responsibility will be to sleep on the job!

The successful applicant – who will receive a package worth approximately $10,000 for a month’s work – will be required to keep a sleep journal, reporting back findings on different sleep routines, offering product feedback, as well as blogging about their experiences for Sealy.

In return they will receive $100 per night ‘sleep salary’ for 30 days, along with a top-of-the-range Sealy Posturepedic Queen Size Ensemble to sleep on, a Manchester package and return flights to visit Sealy’s head office in Brisbane.

“The job is 100% genuine,” says Daniel Robinson, Sealy’s training manager. “It will involve a legally binding contract for 30 days with a detailed job description. Overall the ‘package’ is worth around $10,000 – not bad for sleeping on the job!”

The newly created role is designed to coincide with the Sealy Posturepedic Diamond Jubilee - celebrating 60 years of great sleep.

“We’re always receiving feedback from customers about how much they love their Sealy Posturepedic beds, but they wish they had more time to sleep on it! So we decided to give one lucky person the chance to have this dream come true by offering them a job where they are paid to enjoy more sleep on a top-of-the-range Sealy Posturepedic bed”

Interested in applying? Australia residents over the age of 18 can apply from Monday for the role via Sealy’s Twitter page, www.twitter.com/SealyAustralia, stating in 140 characters or less why they would be the perfect Sealy Sleep Ambassador.

A judging panel at Sealy will sort through the applications and find the most unique, interesting or clever response, producing a shortlist of five people. Sealy’s online Twitter community will then vote on who they think should be the successful applicant with the role starting on 1st October 2011.

Job applications open on Monday 22 August 2011.

Will you apply?


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19 comments:

  1. you guys get all the best jobs in Australia.

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  2. Wow! My 'dream' job, and no doubt many thousands of others who will apply on Monday!

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  3. Would love to apply though with the pregnancy insomnia not too sure how I'd go with the actual "Sleep" component of the role! :)

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  4. Sweet jesus, that sounds like PERFECTION! Let me at it x

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  5. I would, but will be having a sleep in on Monday LOL! My attempt at black humour!

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  6. Oh.My.Lord. I need a good lie down (on a Sealy mattress) just to comprehend how AWESOME this opportunity might be!!

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  7. I'm exhausted just thinking about blogging about sleeping. A 40 year old insomniac with night terrors, hallucinations and a snoring husband. I am twitterphobic though!

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  8. I would pay Sealy $10,000 if I could get one good nights sleep! Very few and far between these days. The past month I'm averaging four hours a night. So. Tired. zzzzzzz xx

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  9. I don't think I would be a good candidate. I'm a bit of an insomniac :-( What a job though! Hubby would definitely love it. He can sleep standing up!

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  10. Do you think they'd want an insomniac? x

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  11. I am not sure I am the sort of 'sleeper' they want... interrupted, infrequent with multiple people in the bed???? I will see if I can come up with something witty! x

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  12. This is hilarious and wonderful! Good on Sealy for seeing the value in using social media to market their products. This will be interesting, can't wait to see what people come up with.

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  13. Totally! Paid to sleep. It's like they've read my mind and dreamed this up just for me (and every other mummy on the planet). See you in my dreams :)

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  14. What fun! I don't get enough sleep to apply...

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  15. Not sure if I will apply but I think this is a magnificent marketing tactic and I really look forward to watching how it goes.

    Product marketers take notes, this will be a case study in marketing text books next year and shows how a new and interesting idea when executed properly can provide excellent brand recognition at a very low cost compared to traditional advertising.

    I am really excited about this project...does that make me a bit odd?

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  16. What a job. Makes me want to live in Australia. Does the mattress come with a built-in monitor? This would be great since I frequently fall asleep in front of my puter. Maybe I could learn to blog in my sleep.

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  17. The snore time would be amazing, that's true. But I want the kitten!!!!!

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  18. I wont be able to sleep tonight just thinking about what to say in my 140 character application!!!

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  19. Does sleep have to happen? I really don't get much these days. Would be able to provide reviews on the comfort I experience wide awake between a snoring husband and 2 snoring children though!

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