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Unemployment is the pits, but employment can be a pain, too. You want proof? Here's proof. The winner of the "Best Job in the World" competition to explore an island off the Great Barrier Reef and write a blog about it for $120,000 was unceremoniously greeted by a island native:

Trouble struck paradise this week when a British man who has the "Best Job in the World" as the caretaker of a tropical Australian island was stung by a potentially lethal jellyfish.

Ben Southall -- who won a contest to blog for six months about life on Australia's Hamilton Island to promote tourism -- wrote Tuesday that he was lucky to have survived his brush with the extremely venomous Irukandji jellyfish.

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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