Think You’ve Got a Tough Job? How ‘Bout One of These
On Tuesday's morning's show, Tracy and I decided that one of the toughest jobs in the world right now would be working for the Tourism Bureau in Mexico. There's just very little these people can do right now to justify their positions and promote enough "positives" about the country to encourage additional tourism amidst the fear of the drug traffickers.
Well, maybe your job is just as tough.
Maybe you're a Louisiana "roofer" with August's heat knocking on our door. Maybe you know a chimney sweep who's had to clean the chimney at a crematorium. Whew -- that one would be rough.
In my teenage years I worked at a dog kennel. I can't think of much as gross as cleaning all the "waste" out of the pens. When I was 18, I worked as a truck driver and actually had to drive a truck onto the Leper Colony outside of New Orleans. Scared me out of my mind. According to JobProfiles.org, there's a LOAD of truly weird jobs.
1. Odor Tester
This one is pretty odd, but some chemist has to make sure that all of those deodorants and anti-perspirants are operating properly to keep their users free of funk
2. Chicken Sexer
Going through baby chicks and separating them according to sex. I hear this job is pretty easy, if you just play bad 80's music and set things up like a 5th grade dance, they separate themselves.
3. Gum Buster
Have you ever sat in a park bench and had the misfortune of placing your hand in old gum? Well that's where these guys come in, removing gum that resides all over the place.
4. Fortune Cookie Writer
Yes, we've all wondered who the heck writes those fortunes in English! Finishing a take-out Chinese meal isn't only full of MSG, but those delightfully witty pieces of advice that people are so quick to heed.
5. Waste Station/Water Treatment Worker
Maybe more dirty than weird, but anytime someone has to deal with other peoples crap (literally) I think you can classify it as a weird job. Let us just take a minute to think about the things that go down our toilets and have a moment of silence for these brave men and women.
And what about the poor guy in charge of cleaning out Port-A-Potties or the sap who's income is derived by cleaning up the carnage of crime scenes? Makes being a disc jockey sound better by the second!
What jobs can you think of that would be tough to swallow? Feel free to add to the list!