What job do you want when you grow up?
Well here are 10 weird jobs that might be what you’re looking for…
or maybe not…
1. Egyptian Nose-picker
King Tut had his own personal nose-picker!
The young Egyptian pharaoh hired this royal assistant for the low, low price of three head of cattle and, naturally, food and lodging.
It’s best to keep an imperial snout excavator well fed and rested.Embed from Getty Images
2. Royal Toilet Assistant
The Groom would care for the King’s toilet, known in the Tudor period as a ‘Stool’.
He would be responsible for supplying water, towels and a washbowl for the King when he had finished his business.Embed from Getty Images
3. Professional Sleeper
A hotel in Finland hired a member of staff as a ‘professional sleeper’ to test the comfort of their beds.
The individual sleeps in a different one of the hotel beds each night and writes a review about her satisfaction with each one.Embed from Getty Images
4. Paint watcher
Someone actually earns a living watching paint dry.
A man in the UK currently has the job and he spends his days painting sheets of cardboard to test how long new paint mixes take to dry and watching for changes in color and texture.Embed from Getty Images
5. Professional Crying
It is a tradition in South East Asia that a loud funeral will assist the dead as they travel to the afterlife, so professional mourners are hired to cry and weep loudly throughout the service.Embed from Getty Images
6. Dog Food Tester
The dog food tester’s job is to taste new dog food products, including bones, tinned meat, and biscuits.
They do this to test for flavour and texture in comparison to rival dog food brands and human food.Embed from Getty Images
7. Odour Sniffer
In order to test the effectiveness of new products, ‘odor judges’ are hired to smell volunteers’ breath, feet, and armpits.
They make sure their judgment is accurate, the members of staff have their sense of smell tested monthly.Embed from Getty Images
8. Train Pusher
If you think the London Underground is bad, you should see the trains in Japan.
‘Oshiyas’ are hired to help cram as many people onto a train as possible by pushing them from the outside until the doors will close.Embed from Getty Images
9. Professional line stander
A professional line stander will do exactly what the job title states: wait in line for other people.
A job that’s useful during major events like Black Friday or new product launches, such as an iPhone release.Embed from Getty Images
10. Human Alarm Clock
How did people get up for work before alarm clocks?
They hired a knocker-up to tap or shoot peas at their windows at an appointed timee.
Must’ve been pretty effective; after all, people don’t have snooze buttons.Embed from Getty Images Add a comment