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Caretaker Gets Free Beer
Tourism Queensland's "Island Caretaker" gets a pretty good salary, multi-million-dollar house to live in and plenty of adventure. Now they get free beer too, courtesy of Fosters, which (apparenly) is Australian for beer
Fosters - Australian for Beer!
As if the 6-month "Island Caretaker" job on Hamilton Island doesn't offer enough: $150K 6-month salary, airline tickets, multi-million dollar 3-bedroom beachfront home, golf cart and various adventure packages. Fosters Group has announced that they are adding to that pile by awarding the successful candidate with free beer "to help them get acclimated with the Aussie lifestyle"! press release
In the press release, Foster's has agreed to reward the new "Island Caretaker" with a three-months supply of Foster's Oil Cans, prior to their trip.
"Excellent!" said Scott, "I like beer!"
"Great," said Rachel, rolling her eyes, "like Scott needs more incentive other than warm sun, adventures and an opportunity to blog about it."
The Skinny on the Fat Can of Beer
In the press announcement, Doug Kooyman, who is Foster's brand manager, said, "Foster's is all about bold flavors and bold perspective ... we believe a few ice cold Foster's Oil Cans is the proper way to congratulate and prepare the winner."
A note to the winner: You must email FostersOilCan@gmail.com to claim your prize.
"That would just be icing on the cake, wouldn't it?" Scott said.
"Still, I have a few questions," Scott said.
"For one, what constitutes a '3-months supply'? How much beer is that? If the winner doesn't drink beer, one can would be more than enough. If you drink a lot, maybe it's not enough?"
"Another thing," he went on, "If you look at the key dates, you'll realize that Tourism Queensland will announce their new employee on May 6th and they will report for work starting July 1st. I guess they'll have to drink a 3-month supply of Fosters in two months! That really says something about acclimating to the Aussie lifestyle, eh?"
Scott figures that if he wins, the fact that he's in Canada will mean his Fosters will arrive quickly, since all the Fosters in North America are brewed right here in Canada!
"It sure will be a g'day indeed!" said Scott, holding up a fake Foster's Oil Can, "Cheers!!"
Aussie Fosters Goes with Aussie Football
Something else that Scott will have to acclimate to, besides Fosters beer, is Aussie football (of which, he knows very little).
Scott explained, "I just ran into this video while I was scouring the Internet to find out what the heck a Fosters "oil can" was. Looks like a pretty exciting game! Can't wait!"