Now Hiring: Chief Gardener for Queen's Castle

One perk: Live on 50K-acre estate
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 30, 2011 5:07 PM CDT
Your potential new office: Balmoral Castle, near Ballater in the Scottish Highlands.   (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)
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(Newser) – The Queen of England doesn't post much on Craigslist, but she's got a job vacancy that needs filling: Chief gardener at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Elizabeth II wants someone who's driven, can manage others, and won't need much supervision. Presumably you also have to be capable of gardening. The privately owned estate spreads across 50,000 acres and has been in the royal family since 1848, when Queen Victoria snapped it up. Get the job and you'll live like a queen—right on the grounds, the AP reports.

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