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The Weirdest Job Posting in the World Is Looking for Someone to Do Whatever They Want, Forever, in a Swedish Train Station

by Eben Diskin Mar 6, 2019

There are tons of professions billed as “dream jobs,” but the ultimate dream job may be the one that lets you do anything you want. This employment opportunity at the Korsvägen train station (currently under construction) in Gothenburg, Sweden, certainly fits that description. According to the job ad, “the position holds no duties or responsibilities […] Whatever the employee chooses to do constitutes the work.” To make this deal even sweeter, the job posting says that while the employee will be expected to punch in and out on a time clock each day, “the employee is not required, however, to stay within the premises of the station throughout the day.” And yes, it’s a permanent position.

Eternal Employment was conceived by Swedish artists Simon Goldin and Jakob Senneby. They are investing around $650,000 into the Eternal Employment Foundation, which will form a board to select and pay the perfect employee to “work” at the station forever.

While the artists understand that this type of job can’t realistically become a widespread trend, they do hope that it becomes a “point of reference for the future,” and that centuries later, “working as though you were at Korsvägen” might become a phrase rooted in urban legend.

Anyone can apply, but you’ll have to wait for a little while. The official application won’t become available until 2026, when the train station is completed.

H/T: Atlas Obscura

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