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Get paid £40,000 to play paintball (not as fun as it sounds)

Posted at 10:30 am, November 30, 2014 in Fun London
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Fancy making a bit of cash *and* potentially getting severely bruised? Err, WHO COULD SAY NO?!

UK Paintball company Paintball UK is advertising for a ‘human bullet impact tester’, who will be used to test the impact of paint balls for health and safety reasons. The employee will be paid a pretty impressive sum of £40,000 per year – but will get shot while standing, running and climbing. Oh, and they won’t be allowed to wear any protective gear.

The ad describes the ideal candidate as someone ‘with a high pain threshold and those to whom fear is a foreign concept’. It adds that it would be an easy way for students and people saving for a gap year to make money. (True, but bruised, swollen welts aren’t going to do your beach body any favours.)

The founder of UK Paintball, Justin Toohig, says: ‘It is important for our health and safety checks that before any new batches of paint balls are given to paying customers.’

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