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So nobody told you that life in a global pandemic would be like this for a year? (No brisk clapping – the virus didn’t deserve it.) Perhaps you started off strong: making the banana bread, solving the puzzles, learning to knit and gardening.
Or maybe this year you’ve been busier than ever, between work and household responsibilities (and staying alive even during a pandemic), and you haven’t even felt a bit bored of just getting things done, sleeping a few hours and do it all over again the next day.
Either way, you’re probably looking for something else to do now – possibly to relax. If you’re a fan of aging sitcoms, you might be interested in entering the latest dream job contest: The One Where You Get $ 1,000 for Friends Watching. Here’s what to know.
What the job entails
The 1990s produced some excellent sitcoms, but the team from BestValueSchools.org– A website that enables people to match colleges based on their needs and budget – has chosen friends as the show they pay people to see. (Which actually makes sense now that I think about it.)
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The The assignment is easy: Watch the first five seasons of Friends (that’s 121 episodes) and post your experience on your social media channels while you watch them, tag @ bestvalueschools.org and use the hashtag # bestvalueschools.org. Once you’ve completed the ad, you’ll need to rate your favorite episodes and post them online. That’s it.
What you get when selected
Up to five lucky winners will be “hired” for the position. They will each receive $ 1,000 for their efforts, which – in case you’re curious – works out to around $ 22 an hour.
In addition to the cash, winners will receive a $ 100 Door Dash Gift Card and a Friends TV Show Watching Kit that includes the following products from Hot Topic, Etsy, and the NBC Store, valued at $ 180:
Plus, one lucky winner will receive all 10 seasons of Friends on Blu-ray – although it’s unclear whether it’s one of the five big winners or a consolation prize for someone else.
And actually that raises another good point: it’s up to you to access the show. If you already have the DVDs – or a subscription / login to HBO Max which is currently streaming it – you’re done. Otherwise, you’ll need to buy every season / episode from Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, or GooglePlay.
How do I apply?
To qualify for the position, you must:
- At least 18 years old
- Permitted to work in the United States
- An active social media user
- Access to the first five seasons of Friends
If you tick those boxes, easy Fill out this form (You have to scroll down to the bottom of the page to find it) including an explanation of why you are the right person for the job (in about 200 words). And do some effort with your answers – the winners will be selected based on this part of the written exam.
All applications must be received by March 31, 2021. The winners will be notified within the following week.