Greatest Job Ever? NASA Will Pay You $15,000 to Stay in Bed
Talk about a dream job.
I’m sure we’ve all had some crappy jobs when we were younger, and there are still plenty of crappy ones around today. My first job when I was a kid as pulling weeds at houses in my neighborhood. As teenagers, we dream about jobs where we can get paid to play video games, or be an instant rock star. Well, how would you like a job laying around in bed? Read on.
NASA is looking to pay people $5,000 a month to lie in bed as part of a study on the effects of prolonged exposure to microgravity. Translation: if you hate getting out of bed to go to work in the morning, you may have finally found the perfect position.
The study, which is designed to help astronauts, will go on for almost three months, netting the lucky employees almost $15,000, which you can presumably use to sustain you for a few months after the job ends and your parents ask why you still aren’t working.
The study is an ongoing effort to improve conditions for astronauts working in a weightless environment, although we think it’s also serving as some sort of slacker PhD program. NASA says the research should be a real help:
This study will show how much your body, tilted down slightly withhead down and feet up, for 70 days, 24-hours a day, without getting out of bed, except for limited times for specific tests, is like an astronaut’s body during the weightlessness of space flight. Watching you will help scientists learn how an astronaut’s body will change in weightlessness during space flight in the future.”
The bottom line? There is finally work out there where it’s okay if you’re caught sleeping on the job.