You can now actually get paid to chill out with cats on a Greek island.
Cat-people are often mocked for their choice of a four-legged friend, but it seems they currently have the upper paw, as you can now get paid to stroke, snuggle, and just generally hang out with a bunch of cats.
Not only that, but you get to do it on a Greek island.
Think Mamma Mia, but instead of Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan expressing their love for one another through song, there’s just some meowing cats.
The job takes place on a ‘small paradise’ island called Syros, and involves running a cat sanctuary while the owner is away.
There are 55 cats in total – so you have to really enjoy the company of those little felines. The fact you’ve been to a cat cafe once in your life might not make you the most qualified for this role.
The job was shared on Facebook by God’s Little People Cat Rescue, and asks for ‘a mature and genuinely passionate cat lover who knows how to handle many cats and would love their company’.
The post continues:
I am looking for someone who can take over the daily running of my Greek cat sanctuary in my absence. You will have 55 cats in your care and need to be able to overview them all + feed and medicate (big added bonus if you’re trained vet. nurse!). [sic]
You will be expected to take the cat to the vet in case of illness and therefore will need to be able to drive a manual car.
Apart from feeding the cats the cats will also need heaps of love and attention.
Not only do you get to spend your days surrounding by fluffy cuteness, but you also have your living expenses paid for.
The job offers ‘a fully paid (incl. water & electricity) semidetached modern tiny house with it’s own garden (direct view to the Aegean Sea) plus a salary.’
As well as these shiny bonuses, a working day at the sanctuary actually only lasts around four hours – meaning you could potentially spend the rest of the day wandering the island and searching for your very own Pierce Brosnan.
However, the job does warn you have to be comfortable with your own company. The island must be short of singing Americans?
The post explains:
We are located in a secluded nature preserved area which is very tranquil and quiet in winter time but busy during the summer.
You’ll no doubt thrive best if you are the type of person who appreciates nature and likes tranquility – and rest comfortably in your own company.
That said, you’ll never feel lonely in the company of the cats and you’ll be expected to live with a small handful of cats in your house.
The employment starts in October and lasts a minimum of six months, with an introductory unpaid two-to-four weeks at the start of the role.
The application process requires you to send a picture and all your relevant information, so spruce up your CV (cat vocabulary) and snap a photo with your favourite kitty for a chance to get the job!
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.