Children as young as 10 are applying for a job as a professional landscaper in Minecraft.
So I guess to keep up with the times, WhatShed is looking for a virtual landscape gardener in Minecraft that can offer clients creative feedback and advice in creating the perfect in-game garden.
Any would-be employees must have knowledge of Minecraft, have strong communication skills, have a creative flair, be confident in remote working, and experience in landscape gardening is preferable but not essential.
If you are successful in landing the position of the Minecraft landscape gardener, you can earn anything from £50 per hour and you can even negotiate your own rates.
As you can imagine, a lot of applicants who have enquired about this role are under the legal UK working age of 13 (for a limited number of hours). That hasn’t stopped them from putting in their best efforts to land their dream job though.
“I have been playing Minecraft almost every day since I was 7. I am 10 now,” said applicant Emma.
A 14-year-old even asked if they could get the job even if they don’t own a game console. “Hello, can I participate if I do not have a game console and I am 14 years old?” asked Marrat.
“I’m 12 is that okay…like I can work on weekends/6-7 on weekdays,” said Nick.
Knowing that experience in real landscape gardening is preferable, 15-year old Juan let WhatShed know that his dad owns a landscape gardening business:
“My father owns his own landscaping business so I’m around gardening and landscaping a lot. I also have plenty of free time. Since I’m such a young age, kids will not feel creeped out as such as they would feel with a 30-to-40-year-old. As you can see I have all the skill sets and requirements for this job. Shoot me an email.”
So there’s your entertaining reading for the week! Are you tempted to apply for this job as a Minecraft landscaper?
Personally, I’ll keep this information away from my 10-year-old son for the time being, but I suppose he could be the highest earner in our house.
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