Although most of us are used to fairly conventional jobs, the truth is that there are some truly bizarre jobs. In many cases, they are very unusual, but they need people who are willing to do them. Let’s take a look at five of these proposals.
The truth is that it would be possible to list a much wider range of odd jobs, some of them being very well paid. Nevertheless, these five that we are going to present might be some of the strangest you can find in the jobs markets.
Working as a pet food taster
Pet food has become much more sophisticated over the years. Nowadays, attention is paid not only to the high quality of standard pet food, but also to gourmet pet food brands
We can tell if the animal is more or less happy with its favorite food, but not the degree of satisfaction. For this reason, there are pet food tasters. In the same way that there are working groups for testing any other type of food, our pets also have their humans tasters who evaluate the quality of the products.
Scuba diver in golf greens
This is a strange job, but very real and usually well-paid. There are golf courses all over the world which have areas with water. A good example might be some of the golf courses in Florida.
The amount of golf balls that end up underwater is huge, and the cost of collecting them at the end of the year can be very expensive. Collecting golf balls underwater is hard but necessary work. Both to recover the value that is buried underwater and to reuse the enormous amount of golf balls that end up submerged.
Odd jobs as testers of ordinary things
In this case, we have made a category because there are a lot of odd jobs related to testing devices or facilities.
For example, one of the best known and recurrently featured on lists of odd jobs is that of bed tester. Note that this is not a standard beds tester that are mass-produced. The manufacturers themselves have their own systems for testing the effectiveness of mattresses.
In this case, we are talking about testing luxury beds, something that can be done in stores but also in hotels etc. Of course, the job consists of sleeping to test the quality of sleep depending on the bed.
Among all the unusual jobs we are going to review, this is probably one of the oldest. Moreover, it is one that will last in time.
It involves something as basic as being able to determine the sex of chickens. It must be done at a very quick speed and with a very low level of error. It is considered that a good chicken sexer should be able to determine the sex of a chicken in 4 seconds and thousands of chickens can pass through his eyes in a single working day.
Paradise Island Watcher
This may sound like a dream job, but it is not as idyllic as it may sound. Depending on the location of the islands or villas to be guarded, it can even be a dangerous job.
This job became relatively famous thanks to an advertisement by a multi-millionaire. He was looking for someone to stay on his island for a certain number of months during the year to look after it and keep the property in good condition.
The working conditions were very tough, including loneliness, lack of regular communication except by satellite phones and the like, and the additional risks of a job maintaining the often wild natural environment and guarding it.