Could you scrape by financially if you literally had the easiest job on the planet? A new government “art project” in Sweden will pay one person from anywhere in the world $28,000 a year to do basically nothing. But there are a few major catches.
You’d have to move to Sweden . . . you wouldn’t be allowed to have a side-gig, so you’d have to survive on that money . . . and the job doesn’t start until the year 2026.
It’s supposed to be a commentary on the, quote, “face of mass automation” . . . the wealth gap . . . and how humans will do less and less as A.I. takes over. And it starts in 2026 because that’s when a new train station is scheduled to open.
The only job duty will be to clock in at the station each morning, which turns the lights on. Then you have to clock out at the end of the day. But other than that, you can do whatever you want. And you don’t have to stay there all day
It also comes with some pretty sweet perks. The job will be guaranteed for as long as you want it . . . you’ll get vacation time . . . an annual 3% pay bump . . . a retirement plan . . . and you can quit whenever you want.
It’s called the “Eternal Employment” project. And if it sounds interesting, you’ve got plenty of time to think about it. They’re not accepting applications until 2025.