Choosing a career is a very important decision of a person’s life. Everyone wants to choose a profession they love. We have seen people become teachers, doctors, lawyers, engineers etc. But what if there is a job that does not involve much hard work and at the same time pays you too. Sounds interesting right! There are some weird and strange jobs in the world which we have never heard of before. Let’s look at some of these weird and strange jobs one by one.
1. Train Pushers:
As we know, Japan is a hardworking and punctual nation. In order to make sure that people reach their workplace on time, ‘oshiyas’ or ‘pushers’ are hired to push as many people as possible onto the train.
2. Professional Mourners:
People believe that a loud funeral can help the dead travel to afterlife. But what do you do when a person hardly knew people in his life? That’s where professional mourners come into the picture. Professional mourners are people who are hired to deliver a eulogy, cry and weep loudly throughout the memorial service of the deceased. They are also known as moirologists and mutes.
3. Professional Queuers:
Professional queuers are people who wait in long queues for you as long as you pay them. There are no special skills or experience required for this job. You can hire them to stand in supermarkets, movie theatres, banks or anywhere you wish.
4. Professional Sleepers:
Who wouldn’t love to get paid for sleeping? This is by far the most comfortable professions in the world. You just have to sleep while scientists conduct research on sleeping patterns and disorders. Professional sleepers are also hired to sleep in hotel rooms and give review about it.
5. Odour Testers:
Odour Testers are hired to judge all sorts of odours in various industries. For example, being an odour tester in a deodorant company involves smelling the person’s armpits in order to test the product.
6. Wedding Guest:
What if you want a big fat wedding but people hardly show up? No worries! You can hire people to attend your wedding and act as your relatives or friends. Plus, they get free food too.
7. Pet Food Taster:
Do you love pets so much that your dream job revolves around them? Here’s a job which you might make you question your decision. The job of a pet food taster involves tasting pet food products including bones, biscuits and meat. This is done in order to compare the quality of the brand with other pet food product brands.
8. Water Slide Tester:
If you love water rides and swimming, this might be the perfect job for you. Water slide testers need to test the slide for its safety and adrenaline factor and rate it accordingly.
Though these jobs sound strange, they do actually exist. There are people who do these jobs and earn a good amount of money. Though some jobs sound fun and cool, there are jobs like sewage flushing which need to be done for sure.