Skip nav

Who has the cushiest number? Or, to put it another way, which job combines the minimum of effort with maximal rewards? In the newly-published A Cushy Number, John Holden sets out to discover the ideal career for those who would join the idle rich – or even the idle comfortably-well-off.

Holden has based his evaluation on the Cushy Number Index (CNI): a matrix which scores occupational cushiness between 1 and 100; the higher the score, the cushier the number. The CNI is in turn the product of two key variables, the Job Demand Index and the Job Reward Index. On a scale of 1 to 10, the former scores low demand jobs highly, while the most arduous of occupations receive a 1; conversely, the latter awards poorly paid positions minimal marks while the most well-rewarded of careers receive the highest scores.

The author feels that those seeking to milk the system for all it is worth have not previously been provided with a guide to aid them in the quest....

Read full release