Friday Fun Facts About Weird Jobs
During my working years, I worked with 25 different companies in 18 different industries.
Somehow in my travels, I missed the following amazing jobs. I call them amazing because it never ceases to amaze me what so called normal people will pay for.
See if any of these jobs fit your areas of expertise.
Fun Facts About Weird Jobs
- Snake Milker: These are the folks that capture Cobras and Rattlesnakes to extract their venom for use in creating snakebite antidotes. Going rate about $1,000 per gram if you live. (A gram is about the weight of a paperclip).
- Professional Bridesmaids: Depending on the services you provide to the bride, or wedding party, pro-bridesmaids can make between $300 and $2,000 per wedding.
- Iceberg Mover: The year after the Titanic sank the US Coast Guard thought a warning system for ships from icebergs might be a good idea. There are now entrepreneurs that make a good living towing icebergs out of shipping lanes.
- Rent A Mourner: So Uncle Johnny didn’t have many close friends to morn his passing, or was hated, so why not hire a few folks to show up and morn the loss with you. No word on costs for this, but I suppose it’s whatever the market will bear. Crying is probably optional.
- Dog Surfing Instructor: Yes there are people who will not only teach you to surf but your dog as well. Gives new meaning to hang ten.
- Professional Mermaid: Even a marginal swimmer can make up to $300 being a mermaid at parties or corporate functions. In some places you have to be licensed. Not to worry. A five-day course will only set you back about $3,800.
- Face Feeler: You too can make up to $25/hour part time being a sensory scientist and use your hands to judge how effective lotions, cleaners, and razors are. It’s all in the wrists.
- Professional Cuddler: Sometimes you just need a hug. Not sure about cuddling up with a total stranger for up to $80/hour. I just might have to insist on dinner and a movie first.
- Professional TV Watcher: Yes, it’s true. TV watchers pick news clips and/or shows to be used for other TV shows or news programs. Rumor is that in 2005 Jimmy Kimmel was willing to pay a pro TV watcher $500 to $600 a week.
- Dog Food Taster: It’s a dirty job but someone has to do it, and many people do. Your job would be to test the quality of the product and it’s nutritional value. The big question would be — spit or swallow.
Some Final Thoughts
If I could only go back in time and do some of these jobs. I could have retired 10 years earlier.
Hindsight is always 20-20 so as I review this list I realized that I might have missed my calling. I would be a great TV watcher.
Any of these jobs look good to you?