Life’s tough. Having to wake up at ridiculous o’clock to travel to a job you mostly hate, to do boring tasks, surrounded by people who drive you round the bend.
The reality is, most of us need a job to pay bills and for general survival, so we suck it up.
But for some lucky few, they are working in their dream job. And there’s one job role which all of us would love to do; cuddle pandas. That’s right, a professional panda cuddler.
In the wrong profession, I need the job of panda cuddler ???????
— Sarah Connor (@sarahc196) July 25, 2017
Although pandas were on the endangered species list for quite a long time, since the 90s, we have been sadly aware of the possibility of these cute animals becoming extinct, due to their lack of sex drive.
But, good news! After efforts to help them reproduce and programmes to protect the species, numbers are now increasing.
Now the status of pandas have gone from ‘endangered’ to ‘threatened’. Yippee!
And now, to help them become more independent in captivity, pandas are being taught how to be, well, more like pandas.
And yes, they are actually paying people to do this.
Panda huggers can earn 200,000 yuan (£23,000) a year which comes with a free car and accommodation!
Have you packed your bags yet?
Best job in the world! Cuddling panda cubs – dressed up to help them learn to live without humans ??? (ipanda/People's Daily, China) pic.twitter.com/9XUnST0HCc
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) July 25, 2017
If you are interested (which you should be!), you need to be over 22, have a good knowledge of pandas with some writing and photography skills.
Why are you still reading? Apply!