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Friday, October 15, 2010

What a Way To Make A Living!

In this economy, where so many people are unemployed, the job seeker must get creative in their job search.  Since as a retiree I have time on my hands, I've been doing a little research to find unusual jobs or occupations of which the average person may not be aware.  That means, there may be less applicants for these jobs, hence, the possibility of getting hired may be greater.

Here's a list of jobs you may want to consider in your search:

1.  Ant Catcher.   (someone has to catch those ants used in ant farms!)  This would be for someone who likes the outdoors and doesn't mind spending a lot of time stooped over.

2.  Chicken Sexer.   When you're looking at baby chicks, it's hard to tell the boys from the girls.  This would, of course require some specialized training and excellent eyesight.  (Or, you could play music from a 5th grade school dance, and the boys and girls will pretty much separate on their own!)

3.  Hooker Inspector.  (No this does not involve checking out 'hos!  Get your mind out of the gutter.)  The hooker inspector uses a hooked instrument to locate flaws in textiles during the manufacturing process.

4.  Sniffer.   This person smell people's armpits to verify the effectiveness of deodorants.  Also can be used to sniff other body parts such as feet for related products.  (Applicant must have the nose for the job!)

5.  Hair Boiler.  This person boils animal hair until it curls for later use.  (Culinary experience not required.)

6.  Imax Screen Cleaner.   Those huge movie screens require cleaning from time to time to keep those breath-taking scenes clear.   (Applicant should not be afraid of heights.)

7.  Professional Whistler.  This person must be able to whistle in several genres of music.  (May require carrying bottled water to keep your whistle wet.)

8.  Cow Hoof Trimmer.  Horses wear shoes, but cows tend to go barefoot.  They have to have hoof maintenance, or they may experience decreased milk production, lamesness, and infertility. (Basically, we're talking bovine pedicures.)

9.  Furniture Tester.  Yes, someone has to sit in that Lazyboy and make sure the recliner gadget works, that the couch is comfortable, and that the rocker rocks smoothly.  (Applicants must enjoy being a couch potato.)

10.  Adult Store Attendant.  May include cleaning those video booths.  (So far only 2 cases on record involving corpse removal:  see What a Way to Go on this blog.)

11.  Dog Food Taster.  You can't get an opinion from a dog, so humans are testing the canine cuisine.  (May result in a medical condition called Hound Halitosis.).

These are all real occupations that I found on the internet.   Good luck in the job search.



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18 comments:

Joanie M said...

I can't whistle any more. I lost the ability to whistle when I quit smoking (go figure!)

Afraid of heights, so the IMAX screen cleaner is out.

However, I'd be perfect for Furniture tester!!! Where do I apply?

natalee said...

I totally will apply for the armpit checker.. I do a smell on my boys everyday before they leave for school.. i check breathe, and underarms so I definitely qualify.... lol

Brian Miller said...

i thought chicken sexer was going somewhere very bad...almost as bad as arm pit smeller....

DJan said...

Hubby doesn't have much of a nose so I sniff his pits for him. Little did I know I could actually earn money at it, since I have prior experience!

Claudia said...

ha ha - i think i would apply as an ant catcher..worst would be the arm pit smeller....

Jen said...

I don't think so!! I guess I'll remain retired!!

Jen said...

I don't think so!! I guess I'll remain retired!!

Steven Anthony said...

I was all over the hooker inspector...untill I read what it actually was...lol

David Waters said...

I've been thinking of a career change, now I have more options...brilliant! :)

ethelmaepotter! said...

OMG, I thought you had made these up! Too hilarious!

I would be a chicken sexer, but I'd probably be fired after the first day: I'd claim them all females, because I recently found out what happens to almost all of the baby boy chicks - they go straight into a blender, LIVE, because boy chickens are useless for either eggs or fricasseeing.

What about mattress tester? Surely if LazyBoy has testers, so does Serta!

lakeviewer said...

Now, there is something for everyone here! I bet there are tips too, or bonuses for a job well done. Perhaps a 401k opportunity. You are moving the recession further and further from our puny existence, Eva.

Way to Go!

Pat said...

Well, well, well, and here I thought I wasn't skilled enough to re-enter the workforce! Thanks for giving me a new lift on life, there, Eva!

Kristina P. said...

And people say there are no jobs right now!

injaynesworld said...

Oh, yeah. I'm all over that furniture tester. Maybe there's also a wine tester job available as the two would seem to be quite compatible.

Eva Gallant said...

Bettyl: So glad I can make you giggle! Hope you keep coming back for more!

Jen: Aww....don't you want to be a sniffer?

Steven: Didn't I tell you to get your mind out of the gutter? lol

Jayne: You may be onto something there!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

That furniture tester is for me. Just give me a pillow and blanket and you don't even have to pay me.

Marla said...

No freaking way! LOL

Anonymous said...

interesting, thanks