So you don’t want to miss a minute of the World Cup, but don’t have the holiday to make that happen?
Fear not. An online marketplace has launched the perfect scheme for any working professionals who do not want to miss a minute of the football, but cannot take the time off their job.
They can pay someone else do their work for them for the duration of the game.
With the tournament running from June 14 to July 15 and games kicking off at 1pm, 4pm and 7pm UK time, catching all the matches will prove difficult for many football fans.
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The ‘World Cup Worker’ service, launched by Bark.com, aims to set up people who love football with those who cannot stand the sport – the aim is to make sure they both make the most of the tournament.
If you love it, all you have to do is sign up to their website, input your job details, which games you want to watch and be prepared to pay a minimum of £15 per hour to someone else to do your job for you whilst you take in the action.
If the beautiful game is not for you, then you can sign up to cover people’s work and determine the fee paid. It’s supposedly a win-win situation.
The website has opened itself up to jobs in all sectors, despite being aimed at freelance and remote workers mainly, and co-founder of the company Kai Feller is intrigued to see how it works.
“I think it’s going to be interesting to see what professions and trades people outsource for the tournament,” Feller explained.
“The World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events in the world and every four years millions of people in the UK sit down to watch it.
“However, for some people out there finding the time to watch the games can be almost impossible, especially when they kick off during work hours.
“On the other hand you have people who couldn’t care less about football and the World Cup.
“So, we thought why not combine the two groups and create a service that lets people watch matches, whilst someone else earns money doing their job.”