& # 39; Dream Job & # 39; opens on a beautiful island with incredible views – but the remote holiday destination is far from a paradise
- A dream job as a barista is advertised on the idyllic Lord Howe island
- A cafe on the island is looking for someone who works 40-45 hours a week
- Paradise comes with a catch, because the island is full of rats
A & # 39; dream job & # 39; opportunity has been opened on a beautiful island with incredible views, but the position comes with a catch.
A cafe on the small island of Lord Howe in the Tasman Sea in front of Port Macquarie is looking for a barista.
The island has white sandy beaches, clear water and a warm subtropical climate – but it is also flooded with rats and mice.
If you are looking for your next job and want to work in paradise, look no further because a cafe on Lord Howe Island (photo) is looking for a barista
The unspoiled Australian island is known for its spectacular landscape and colonies of seabirds
In a job posting posted on an Australian backpackers Facebook group, it says the cafe is looking for a & # 39; serious person to work on the island & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Three to four months for $ 24 per hour and 40-45 hours per week & # 39 ;, it said.
& # 39; You would make coffee and serve / accept customer orders, you must have experience as a barista or be prepared to follow a barista course before you begin. & # 39;
Only 350 people are permanently on the island, with the controversial plan to eradicate the pests that deeply divide the local community.
Black rats, introduced to Lord Howe almost 100 years ago, have flooded the island in recent years.
They are accused of the extinction of at least five bird species and 13 invertebrates on the small curved island that lies between Australia and New Zealand.
There are fears that the rats also pose a threat to 13 bird species, two reptiles and 51 plant species.
An eradication plan that was implemented in April has been in the works since 2002.
However, the dream job has a catch – the island on the World Heritage List is ravaged by rats and mice
Black rats, introduced to Lord Howe almost 100 years ago, have flooded the island in recent years
A member of the Lord Howe Island Tourism Association Committee, Ian Hutton, said in April that the rodent eradication program was not a radical plan.
& # 39; It is a very carefully designed program based on 40 years of highly successful & # 39; s – originally developed in New Zealand, and around 700 islands worldwide have been treated to remove the greatest threat to all flora and fauna on islands – introduced rodents, & # 39; Mr. Hutton said.
Hutton says that the majority of the community is enthusiastic about the program and is looking forward to a rodent-free island.
However, some residents were initially against the plan because negative publicity hit some local tour operators.
& # 39; I have had a number of cancellations of this situation & # 39 ;, a hotel owner said The Guardian.
They are accused of the extinction of at least five bird species and 13 invertebrates on the small curved island that lies between Australia and New Zealand
Lord Howe Island Tourism Association Committee member, Ian Hutton, said in April that the rodent eradication program was not a radical plan
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