You heard about panda nannies and dog hairstylists and thought to yourself—wow, you actually get paid for doing that stuff? Well, wait till you find out about the other bizarre jobs that you could also be getting paid for.
All those fortune cookies you waited to break open at the end of your meals, that gave you mixed hopes for the future—those witty lines certainly weren't written by the restaurant manager. A fortune cookie writer was hired to do it.
Water Slide Tester
They said all work and no play made Jack a dull boy. But clearly, this is not applicable for that guy who works as a water slide tester. Indeed, the downsides of the job are also many and there’s a lot at stake but testing slides for the biggest splash and the highest adrenaline rush—for him, it's all play time!
Jumping in joy or throwing fits on your bed-turned-into-trampoline as a child was some practice because now, you could get paid to do that—to compress the cotton layers underneath, of course, but joy jumping nonetheless.
Now you know someone actually gets hired to paint and decorate those elephants that we see during the festivities. Having been given no design brief, the elephant dressers are free to showcase their creativity on that large body canvas.
Probably the saddest job you've heard of—you’re getting paid to cry and well, to show some compassion at funerals. Because if there's anything sadder than a funeral, it's having no one to attend it.
Starting out as passenger arrangement staff, oshiya—as they are called in Japan, are professionals hired to push people onto trains, at railway stations, during peak hours. Lord knows we need them in our local trains—right?
Written by Shreya Contractor on Dec 09, 2016