Looking for a job is one of the challenges that all humans face at some point. There are all kinds of jobs, some require much physical strength, others are highly paid and then there are these jobs that do not even seem real. Collecting golf balls from ponds, testing dog food, these jobs are so strange that it is hard to believe that people actually get paid for them.
Find out which are the strangest jobs in the world, many are so easy that you will want to send your resume to apply for the position.
Have you ever touched gum underneath the tables? It is very unpleasant, and guess what? Somebody actually gets paid to remove gum from tables! Let’s just hope they get a decent salary.
The breath checkers, usually hired by companies that fabricate mints or dental products, are responsible for smelling the breath of a person until the mints do their job. They have to make sure that whoever tries the mints ends up with a fresh minty breath.
Taking care of ducks
If you are an animal lover, especially ducks, you should definitely apply for this job. Many hotels employ people who take care of the ducks in their ponds and have the responsibility to walk them through the grounds of the facility.
Ash portrait artist
Although it seems hard to believe, there are companies that hire people to make a portrait with the deceased’s ashes. In Spain there is a company offering this new art as part of their funeral service; the purpose of this is to transform the ashes into a beautiful artistic memory.
In Japan there is a company that hires people to be professional mourners; these people’s job is to apologize on behalf of someone else. It is hard to believe that this job actually exists, but it is more surprising to know that there are people who actually pay for this service.
Apparently, in the UK they have employees specifically hired to lie down on the guests’ bed. The main purpose of this job is to warm up the bed for the hotel guests, it seems pretty simple but I guess more than one employee has fallen asleep at work.
This job might seem like it came straight out of a horror movie, but in the UK there have been students who have worked as scarecrows, this part-time job allowed them to continue their studies earning some money.
Watching paint dry
Companies hire people who are responsible for ensuring that the paint is really dry, among their responsibilities is also ensure that the paint is durable. A British man named Keith Jackson has worked for more than 30 years assessing the drying time of industrial paint.
Getting icebergs out of the way
This job started after the accident of the Titanic in 1912. The purpose of this job is to locate the icebergs and create safe routes to avoid them; it might seem like a simple job but many people’s lives depend on them.
Pet food tester
We all know dogs are man’s best friend, so we genuinely care about their food. This job is meant to protect the health of your dog. Testers are responsible for analyzing, tasting and feeling the texture of the croquettes; they have the tough task of tasting the food and comparing it with other products.
Fortune cookie writer
Have you ever wondered who wrote the inspiring message on your fortune cookies? Well, somebody actually gets paid to do it. These people need to have lots of imagination, and good grammar or writing skills.
Bridesmaids are usually the best friends of the bride but if you don’t have many friends, don’t worry! You can actually hire a professional maid of honor or bridesmaid, and they’ll pretend they have been your best friends since forever. Now, this looks like a fun job, who wouldn’t want to attend weddings, to eat and drink for free? Seems like a good idea to us.
Can you imagine going on vacation with your dog and staying at a hotel with dog-surfing instructors? Well, someone gets paid to teach your four-legged best friend how to surf! It sounds like a fun job, though.
This job requires a lot of patience and you have to be willing to spend hours cleaning every coin. In this job, you are responsible for polishing all kinds of coins to make them look as new as possible.
Snake venom extractor
The main requirement, in order to apply for this job, is not to be afraid of snakes. In this job, the person has to extract the poison of the most dangerous snakes in the world. After this, the poison is sold to laboratories and hospitals to create antidotes. Would you dare to take this job?
Get paid for crying at funerals
Source: Fuente: www.taringa.net
This job is very similar to the one we previously mentioned; in this case, the professional mourner has to cry during the funeral. Can you imagine having to cry at least 5 times a day? Hmm, let’s just hope they are good actors.
Potato Chip sorter
This is the perfect job for those who love chips. The potato chip sorter has to separate the chips that are burned, broken or discolored. You have to be a trustworthy person to do the job because anyone could eat as many chips as they wished without getting caught.
A professional cuddler has to hug, hold hands or snuggle with people they barely know. If you are one of those people who love being affectionate with others, then you can earn up to $80 an hour! Just remember you would have to pretend like you genuinely care for these people.
Determine a chick’s gender
In this simple job, all you have to do is determine whether the animal is a female or male, if you like chicks and farms then you might have found your dream job.
Taking care of dinosaur fossils
If you love history and dinosaurs, then we have found the perfect job for you! You could actually get paid for dusting off the dinosaur’s fossil, just remember you have to be extremely careful!