You Could Get Paid to Watch Disney+ While Social Distancing

She’s excited to belt out both parts of Aladdin and Jasmine’s "A Whole New World."
She’s excited to belt out both parts of Aladdin and Jasmine’s "A Whole New World."
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In October 2019, Reviews.org chose five lucky couch potatoes for its “Disney+ Dream Job,” a position that paid people $1000 and gave them a year-long Disney+ subscription to watch 30 Disney programs in 30 days.

Now, the technology review site is accepting applicants for a similar (albeit less time-consuming) role: 10 people will receive a $200 Visa gift card and a free year of Disney+ to watch one single Disney film. Since most Disney movies are around 90 minutes long, your one-time wage works out to about $133 per hour.

To enter, all you have to do is send an email to giveaways@reviews.org with “Dream Job” in the subject line and your name and the title of your favorite Disney film in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random, so you don’t have to worry about trying to pick the “right” movie or explaining why you’re the right person for the job. You do, however, have to be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen. Submissions will be accepted through Thursday, April 10, and winners will be notified by email on the following Monday, April 13.

While October’s dream job was more about drumming up excitement for Disney+, which was a brand-new platform at the time, this one is all about encouraging social distancing and supporting people through the coronavirus crisis. With Disney+’s wide array of entertainment at your disposal—from National Geographic animal documentaries to animated classics you loved as a kid—you might feel a little less bored while you’re camped out on your couch.

If you want to check out Disney+ for yourself, head here to learn how to get a free seven-day trial.

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Queen Elizabeth II Is Looking for a New Personal Assistant

It could be your job to make sure the Queen knows what time her flight is.
It could be your job to make sure the Queen knows what time her flight is.
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If you’ve ever been the personal assistant to a high-powered executive, you might feel like you know what it’s like to work for royalty. Now, you have the chance to actually work for royalty.

As Observer reports, Queen Elizabeth II is hiring a personal assistant for the Private Secretary’s Office at Buckingham Palace. Since it’s an administrative position, the new employee probably won’t be asked to fetch tea or choose outfits for the Queen. But they’ll still be a vital cog in the monarchical machine from afar; duties include coordinating schedules, managing inboxes, taking notes at meetings, and writing correspondence and reports. And though it’s mainly based out of London, travel is required, so visits to other royal residences seem likely.

Those hoping to try their hand at personal assistantship—or just hoping to work in a palace—for the first time might want to wait for a different opening. According to the job posting, the Queen is looking for a “highly experienced [personal assistant] used to supporting board-level individuals.” If you do fit that description, this could be the perfect opportunity to make the leap from the corporate sphere to the royal one. The job lasts for two years, from January 2021 to January 2023, so you can always return to the world of free enterprise afterward.

It’s a regular, full-time gig, with 37.5 weekly hours split equally between weekdays, and it pays up to £35,000 (roughly $47,000) annually. But applications are closing soon: You only have until Friday, December 4 to apply, which you can do right here.

[h/t Observer]