From Human Bed Warmer to when-to-pee researchers, Here are twelve strange and unusual jobs that pay surprisingly well
It’s as ridiculous as it sounds. Originating in the UK, professional bed warmers are usually part of a hospitality staff, and their job is to roll around on freshly-made beds to ‘break them in’ and warm them up for hotel guests. Bed warmers dress in fleece body suits and lie on a bed for about five to 10 minutes. Warm beds apparently make guests sleep better, never mind the ‘ugh’ factor that someone’s actually been rolling around on your supposedly fresh sheets.
Chicken Sexer is one of those jobs no one ever hears about (though they should, check out that title!), even if everyone sees the product of their work every day. A Chicken Sexer gets eggs on grocery store shelves and chicken breasts on restaurant plates.
This profession requires a certain knowledge and skill, because the newly hatched male chicks and chickens are almost indistinguishable from each other.This job requires hours of standing and concentration. You deal with thousands of chicks a day and do the same thing over and over. However, in some parts of the world, this is a revered industry—there’s even a worldwide chicken sexing competition.
Water Slide Testers check to see if the water slides in hotels are both fun and safe. This may be the single most enviable job you’ll ever hold.
Cebu Smith - a student of one of the English universities managed to get around 2,000 other candidates and get this task done. Their tasks will include testing the water slides and writing reviews in popular social networks. Water slides are located in hotels in Turkey, Spain, Egypt and Jamaica, and the cost of the flights will be paid by the company to hire him. Smith's services are estimated at 31 thousand dollars a year
Dog surfing involves dogs that are trained to surf on surfboards, bodyboards, skimboards, windsurf boards or to bodysurf. Historically, surfing dogs have been documented as occurring as early as the 1920s in the United States. Competitions and exhibitions that feature surfing dogs have occurred in various coastal areas of the United States
Ok, so there are actually professional musicians who offer end-of-life music therapy to terminal patients. Playing this type of soothing music is the job of a music-thanatologist, who can play folk guitar, harp, violin or some other instrument that offers comfort and relief to dying patients. Music-thanatologists work with each family to design a music program that matches the needs of the patient. Music soothes the body and soul, and can bring sleep, rest and even usher a patient quietly into the after-life.
When-To-Pee researchers are people who are hired by websites or applications that make money telling you when to go and take a potty break during a movie playing in a theater. So these researchers have to watch as many movies as possible, and figure out boring sections of the film, or sections that aren’t plot-heavy, which are safe times for audience to go and urinate. Great job, right? It’s pretty subjective, because a boring or unimportant part of a movie to a when-to-pee researcher, may not be boring or unimportant to you, but in the age of instant gratification, trust is the first casualty of convenience.
Professional sniffing of armpits. The duties of this strange work includes testing deodorants and antiperspirants. The employee gets them on the armpits of people, then the whole day sniffing them and prepare a report.
Deer farmers actually collect and sell the undiluted pee of their white-tailed deer. Since there are more than seventeen million deer hunters in the US, there is plenty of demand and plenty of opportunity to make serious coin.
A single deer has between $93,000 to $303,000 worth of pee in it each year.
Although police clean the streets of crime, they don’t clean crime scenes; that would be the crime scene cleaner.Dismantling meth labs or cleaning up after horrific bloodbaths or anthrax spills is an unpopular and sometimes dangerous job, so it’s important that workers are well compensated. For surrounding themselves with all that gore and tragedy, crime scene cleaners bring in around $600 an hour.
Not all hugs are free hugs. In New York and a few other parts in the world, a bizarre profession called “Professional Snugglers” is on the rise. These “snugglers“, purport to discomfort an aching heart or just a lonely heart who needs some good ol’ snuggling, and don’t mind paying for it. This is strictly non sexual and a hot client is just a job perk!
Residents in many European countries pay a tax on dogs. For example, in Sweden it is 50 euros per year, in Switzerland - 100, and in Germany - from 150 to 300 euros per year. Considering that the people of the same Sweden hold approximately 700 million dogs government annually replenish the state budget due to them for a decent amount. But not all the owners are willing to pay for their pets, and try to hide the fact of its existence. The task of one of the employees of the Swedish Tax Service is to go from house to house and bark in all the voices. Dogs respond to their affection.
Pet Food Testers don’t spend every day sampling a cuisine fit for a pampered pooch, though. Most days, they’re writing reports and thinking up new ideas on how to put a nutritional spin on a new line of food. Taste is important, but nutrition is the key to healthy pets.
Did you know, Durex marketing manager Sam White was hiring Australians over the age of 18 who could apply for one of 200 positions as a condom tester?
Yes, you are paid to act like a boyfriend. There is website called RentAFriend.com with hundred of thousands of friends from around the world available for hire
If you love sipping glasses after glasses of bear, this was just for you. The job involves tasting the different beers and giving suggestion. Need to clear, you need to have a good and strong stamina to drink them one after the other.
Who does not dream to be in a world full of chocolates? Chocolate consultants work in a variety of sectors which ranges from various high street chocolate brands to some more niche categories.
What's you pick?