This week’s lineup of oddball jobs includes a literal odd-ball job: Diving for lost golf balls. That might seem like a perfect job for someone who loves the outdoors and diving – that is, until you face alligators in Florida (and yes, the video footage is real). I think it would be a cushier job (pun intended) to be a furniture tester. Being a greeting card writer might be fun for awhile, but I think it would be difficult to stay fresh year in, year out, unless you could switch “genres” – if that term doesn’t exist in the greeting card industry, I think it should: Birthday & anniversary genre; condolence genre; or flippant, schmaltz, generic, and even hate-mail genres. Can you think of others?
- Fragrance Chemist
- Funeral Service Manager
- Furniture Tester
- Genetic Counselor
- Gold Reclaimer: Scour old teeth for fillings, melting the gold from them with broken gold jewellery into tiny gold pellets, which is then re-sold to jewellers.
- Golf Ball Diver
- Google cyclist: Gathers images for Google Earth’s street views in traffic-congested cities.
- Greeting Card Writer
- Gross Stunt Testers: The film and television industry employs gross stunt testers. These people make $800 per day to test disgusting items such as bugs and fluids to make sure it is safe for others to consume on camera.
- Gum Buster: Through special steaming tools, they remove the gum stuck to sidewalks, street benches, cinemas and restaurants.
2 responses to “Odd Jobs #7: Fragrance Chemists to Gumologists”
catfish an bass get madd enuff u taking thier golfballs they make nests out of…let alone gators.lol …how kwazy! yes indeed!