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This company will literally pay you to watch ‘Love Island’ in your pyjamas 


By Sarah Finnan
07th Jun 2022

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This company will literally pay you to watch ‘Love Island’ in your pyjamas 

If getting paid to watch ‘Love Island’ sounds like your dream gig, then read on… 

The Tuesday after a long weekend is never easy, but one company is here to take those post-bank holiday blues away with the news that they’re hiring a dedicated “Relaxation Researcher”. 

What might such a job entail? Reality TV, yoga, podcasts, lots of R+R… all the good things in life, basically. According to Secret Linen Store, a luxury nightwear and bed linen retailer, they’re looking for someone to help them uncover what sets a person up for a restful night’s sleep. 

Set up by sisters Molly and Harriet – one a textiles designer, the other a market manager – Secret Linen was born in March 2013 from their combined experience in bedroom high street retail. 

Already with quite an impressive portfolio under their belt, they’ve been specialising in luxury bedding and bed linen for several years now and know what’s what when it comes to comfort. “We love bedtimes, and sliding into top quality cotton or linen bedding is one of life’s small pleasures,” they say on their website. “We want you to get that same feeling we do, night after night!”

Intent on helping customers get the best night’s sleep they possibly can, the sisters are hoping that their new Relaxation Researcher will help them pin down what that all-elusive special recipe is. 

Successful applicants will be required to test out five different evening relaxation methods – including watching the latest goings-on in the Love Island villa – and they’ll even pay you for your “troubles” (I use that phrase very lightly here). Not only will you get a £300 bonus (around €350), but you’ll also be treated to a new pair of PJs and some fresh bedsheets too. 

“As we continue to move towards a hybrid working way of life, the lines between work and home can become blurred. More and more people are working later into the evenings, meaning by the time you go to bed, your brain finds it hard to switch off, often going without a ‘wind down’ period before you head off to sleep,” Molly explained. 

“With this in mind, we’d love to give someone the opportunity to dedicate time in the evenings to relax, and to take on the important task of finding out the ultimate calming pre-bed routine. We know our pyjamas and bedding sets are perfect for getting the best night’s sleep, but it’s so important to take time out in the evening (if you can!) to really switch off and help get you in the perfect relaxed state for bed. Hopefully, the findings of the research will help people do just that.”

Anyone interested must be at least 18 years old, have access to Love Island episodes (live or catch-up) and be “an expert at lazing”. Dream job? I think so. Applications for the role are open until July 3, and you can apply by filling out this form. Simples.