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Do you like weird jobs in list form?

If you like weird jobs and you like lists, we have both wrapped up in a hastily written package.

Since we were too busy to get to an article last month, we thought we would ease back into the regular articles with this easy and light post.

So, what are 10 weird jobs that people are presumed to work at? Let’s find out.


10) 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 hotel bed each night and writes a review. I think if I owned a hotel, I would ask all staff to stay the night and find out their take on all aspects of the hotel.


9) Drying paint watcher:

Someone actually earns a living watching paint dry. A man in the UK currently has the job and he spends his day painting sheets of cardboard to test how long new paint mixes dry and watching for changes in colour and texture. Unsure if this is weird, as it just sounds like some QA person doing a regular job of ensuing the product is meeting some standard.


8) Full-time Netflix viewer:

Imagine being paid to watch TV all day! Well for one lucky employee this dream has become reality. Netflix has hired someone to watch all of their content before it is available to the public and their role is to review and assign each program its correct tag, which helps viewers find exactly what we’re after, whether it’s a romantic crime movie based on classic literature or witty talking-animal TV show. Considering the majority of content on Netflix is garbage, this could be a tortuous job!


7) Train Passenger 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. This one is verified, just check YouTube (has to be real).


6) Professional Mourner:

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. I have doubts about this one.


5) Snake Milker:

Not for the light-hearted. The job of a snake milker is to collect the venom of poisonous snakes in jars for use in anti-venoms and other medication. Thank god someone’s brave enough or stupid enough.


4) Dog food taster:

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.


3) Odour Judge:

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.


2) Marmite Taster:

They say you love it or hate it and in the case of St. John Skelton, he really takes his appreciation for it to another level. As part of a team of marmite tasters, he is responsible for checking each batch of Marmite is the correct texture, consistency and flavour. In the 30 years he has been working there, he has eaten around 3,000 jars of the stuff!


1) Scuba Diving Pizza Delivery Man:

If the fact that there’s an underwater hotel in Florida isn’t bizarre enough, to add on to that, they have a scuba diving pizza delivery man who supplies them with pizza by carrying them through the sea in a watertight case. Anyone for soggy crust?


Well, there you have it. 10 weird jobs that someone or some people work at. Anyone have a weird job they would like to add to the list?


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