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Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger

Dream Job on a Tropical Island?

Posted by Rodolphe Boulanger, Jun 16, 2008.

Wow - a great primary school teaching job on a beautiful tropical island.

http://www.government.pn/EO_Job_inf...

Of course, its one of the remotest places in the world, with "about 10 hours electricity per day" and an economy comprised of honey and postage stamp exports!

https://www.cia.gov/library/publica...

Still... if you ever wanted to live out that Lost fantasy!

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Reply by oceank8, Jun 16, 2008.

Random post. I was interested in seeing what you found, since I am a teacher, but after checking it out, I think I'll keep my regular job.

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Reply by John Andrews, Jun 16, 2008.

And you have to have a 'license' to buy/own wine? What gives? ;-)

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Reply by Mark Angelillo, Jun 17, 2008.

Starting the hiring process early, aren't they? Admittedly, they would have to in order to get out sufficient word. Hey, if I were a teacher in NZ, I'd consider it.

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Reply by Philip James, Jun 17, 2008.

RBoulanger - you do a good job of dressing up one of the last refuges in todays world for true pirates.

As you can read about here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitcai...

The Pitcairns are where the mutiny on the bounty pirates landed after raping and kidnapping some Tahitian maidens. I'm sure its a lovely place these days, well i would have, until i found out that 1/3 of the male population has been imprisoned on Statutory Rape charges: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/as...

And this is exactly how awesome it looks!

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Jun 17, 2008.

I was just waiting for Philip to bring up the statutory rape charges!

It actually sounds like one of the most isolated places in the world with its own unique sets of social ills. A teacher/sociologist could have a very interesting time there (and make up for the meager pay by writing a engrossing Oprah Book Club style book about the whole experience).

The lack of easy access to a wide variety of wines would be a deal-breaker for me.

As for true pirates, Philip, it sounds like this lot has retired. Don't you think there are some real nasty baddies out there in the Philippines and Indonesia that don't have their own semi-country and postage stamps, and who instead rely on trawling the Celebes, Sunda, and Sulu seas for riches?

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Reply by Philip James, Jun 17, 2008.

I feel like i was set up for a fall here...

Reminds me a bit of the Sex Life of Cannibals book, which is set on Kiribati.

I tried to plot them both on Google maps, but apparently Google "could not calculate driving directions between kiribati and pitcairn islands"

FAIL!

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Jun 17, 2008.

Too bad they turned off the swimming feature on Google Maps. It used to say things like "Swim across the Atlantic Ocean."

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/arch...

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Reply by John Andrews, Jun 17, 2008.

I think the turned the 'swimming' feature off because someone might actually try it.

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Reply by Philip James, Jun 17, 2008.

Thats pretty cool, and a depressing commentary on current litigation practices that they had to remove it.

I had a Zanussi fridge once that in the instructions made specific mention for me not to stand on its open door (i guess if i were changing a ceiling light bulb or something).

I say bring back the swimming directions

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Jun 17, 2008.

Speaking of swimming in the ocean...

I read that beaches are going to start putting up "Do not eat the sand" notices because someone sued a town for intestinal misfortune resulting from eating the shoreline.


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