Labor Day; Hurray?
Labor Day is upon us and for most of you reading, it means a day off, a little more quality time to spend with the loved ones or, since it’s practically a long weekend, a chance to get away, get some fresh air and rejuvenate.
Since everyone is being pessimistic about the economy, strictly talking statistics and layoffs, we decided to lighten the mood this Labor Day and entertain you with some interesting jobs!
Can any of you recall how many times we’ve heard the “So what do you do for a living?” icebreaker when engaging in a small talk? Quite a lot we bet, yet for an eclectic few of the world’s employees this signals and interesting twist to the conversation.
1. Egg Breaker/Smeller
The odor of rotten eggs is most certainly one of the less amiable, most vomit-inducing smells known to mankind. Remember those old school stink bombs we used to crack? Well, would you guess there were actually people out there to sniff out this awful stink? Here is their job description!
2. Shark Tank Cleaner
Regardless of what Jean-Michel Cousteau might have claimed about scuba diving, we’re pretty confident window cleaning in a tank full of sharks is not what he had in mind. Imagine having to be working with one of the world’s most dreadful predators while simultaneously entertaining a load of onlookers secretly hoping for some drama in the tank! Here is a video if you’re already visualizing such a profession!
3. Roadkill Cleaner
Dead animals are less dangerous than those live sharks and octopi, right? Maybe so, yet picking up rotten corpses off the highway is not exactly a breeze on a summery day. You’d think live skunks smell bad? Think again! Here is a little more about this interesting job.
4. Fortune Cookie Writer
“You will soon receive a receipt for a Chinese meal.” This as well as other pleasant sayings could be yours to draft if you can persuade fortune cookie manufacturers of your outstanding clairvoyance ( or simply your ability to translate Chinese sayings into English.) Here’s the source!
5. Virtual Gold Farmer
Who would’ve thought it would pay to be a nerd? Well, if you’re one of those sunlight haters, play station lovers, rejoice for this is the gig for you! Finally, all those endless hours spent playing World of Warcraft shall pay off; you can now slowly and laboriously farm gold, then sell it to other geeks who are not so lucky and forced to spend their time working real jobs. Here is the link for those of you who were intrigued.
We hope our post entertained you this Labor Day, and if you think your job is awful, remember there’s someone out there doing a much more challenging daily grind and yet happy about it!
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