Not everyone wants to sit in a cubicle for forty hours a week, casually glancing at their smartphone when the boss isn’t around while counting down the minutes until freedom.
Wouldn’t it be great to actually do what you love for a living?
We scoured the internet to find you seven weird jobs you probably didn’t know existed. Some of them pay pretty well, too. Especially if you don’t mind being a human statue.
1. Corporate Food Taster
We all love to eat. For many of us, it’s the only reason we get out of bed in the morning. Did you know you could eat food for a living? Apply to be a corporate food taster. You’re basically just testing out new recipes.
2. Human Statue
If you can stand still for a long time, you can be a human statue. Some jobs even pay $100 an hour. You just have to stand there and look pretty. Seriously.
3. Mystery Shopper
Shopping for a living? Yes! There’s more to this job, though. You’re basically surveying the store and their customer service, then reporting back to the company that sent you. Even if you don’t want to do this full-time, why not do it on the side? Might as well get paid to shop.
4. Golfball Diver
If you don’t mind donning a wetsuit, fishing for golfballs could be your calling. Golfers hate having them go into bodies of water, but that’s where other people cash in. They find these balls, resurface them and sell them for about $2 a pop at pro shops.
5. Bed Warmer
Nobody likes getting into a cold bed. Now you can hire people to warm it up for you, or cash in and become a professional bed warmer. One woman does it in the United Kingdom and makes about $1,600 a month.
6. Snake Milker
The only way to get anti-snake venom is to milk venom out of snakes. It’s a dangerous job that requires you to stick your fingers into their mouths and extract their poisonous fluid. As long as you don’t get bit, in which case the venom will enter your body, you can make about $2,500 a month.
7. Watching Paint Dry
Most of us stare at the walls during office hours, which we often say is ‘watching paint dry.’ Well, one man actually does that for a living. He watches paint dry under a microscope and sometimes on a wall, all to make sure it’s durable.
Hey, someone’s gotta do it.
Feature Image Source: Screenshot Via Twitter.