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“When the going gets tough, the tough get going” is a popular English language proverb.

What about when the going gets boring?

British entrepreneurs Howe, Symington, and Jackman have the answer for that with their startup, Escape the City. logo

According to its founders, Escape the City is a community for corporate professionals who want to do something different. The startup’s ?mission ?is to ?help ?talented ?people ?escape ?from ?unful?lling ?corporate ?jobs because they believe there is more to life than doing work that doesn’t matter to you.

Escape the City’s website went life on March 6, 2010 and is an online community based around answering the question “How do I leave my corporate job and find an occupation that makes me tick?”.  As of 06/14/11 there are 162 opportunities that are classified among common factors such as industry, function, location, level, salary and term. However, the platform adds an “Esc Factor” that can fall under entrepreneurial venture, escape to the countryside, exotic location, interesting and exciting work, and positive world impact.

There is no shortage of unusual and adventurous jobs, here is a list of available jobs through the site:

Gwyneth Paltrow seeks superstar to tutor her kids
Celebrity Tutor
Location: London – Global, United Kingdom
Salary: £60k + Lots of perks!
Description: Gwyneth Paltrow is on the hunt for someone to educate the couple’s 5-year-old son Moses and 7-year-old daughter Apple.

PR Internship at Playboy HQ!
Public Relations Intern
Playboy Enterprises
Location: Chicago, United States
Salary: No
Description: Under the supervision of the Vice President, Public Relations this position assists the PR team with media relations efforts on behalf of the company including publicity for Playboy magazine,, Playboy TV, and the company’s licensing group, as well as assistance with corporate communications and investor relations efforts.  This position interacts with internal and external parties.

IBJ seeks candidates to fill the position of China Program Director based in Beijing, China.
China Program Director
International Bridges to Justice
Location: Beijing, China
Salary: TBC
Description:  The China Program Director is the chief representative of IBJ in China, responsible for leading the organization’s work, developing its vision, and overseeing the pursuit of IBJ’s mission: to implement and develop fair trial rights of the criminally accused.

Cayman Islands needs Legal Secretaries
Legal Secretary
Location: Western Caribbean, Cayman Islands
Salary: TBC
Description: Are you interested in relocating the sunny Cayman Islands (Western Caribbean) and exciting new job opportunities?

Bored with your current job? Give a try. Now if you excuse me, I’m off to apply to Playboy.

By Damian Davila, online marketing and Internet news blogger. Follow him on Twitter at @idaconcpts.

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3 Replies

  1. Damian,
    This is a great site with some very interesting jobs. Out of the three examples you shared, Playboy peaked my interest too and it’s not a paying job! Thank you for sharing :) There is more to life than corporate jobs.

  2. Hi Lynda,
    Glad you liked the site. has some cool jobs, including a position with Twitter. Check it out.

  3. Hi Damian. It’s a great site there you’ve shared. Thank you for sharing this.

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