With the expanding scopes in work scenario, over time some really really wacky jobs have come up. These jobs are well paid and not as easy as they sound. One needs to have the stomach to, say taste dog food or take care of dead bodies before they are sent off to their graves. Right then, here are the 10 weirdest jobs on Earth..
List of Top 10 Weirdest Jobs in World
10. Golf Ball Diving
It is estimated that more than 120,000 balls gets dunk each year into the surrounding water of a golf course. Nowadays Golfers’ misery has become a big business. In the United States alone about 200 million golf balls are lost in water and the divers who recover them reportedly has an annual income of something between $50,000 to $100,000. In order to retrieve and recycle the balls, the divers sign private contracts with the golf courses. But the work isn’t as easy as it sounds. They have to stomach harsh conditions, like facing dangers of encountering gators and snakes, being in poisonous water full of pesticides and fertilizers.
9. Sex Toy Testing
t’s of course a work-from-home thing. This ought to be a dream job for many. Instead of living in a cubical, sex toys testers live surrounded by kinky toys in the comfort of their homes. Using sex toys has become something less of a taboo in the past decade. Reportedly China produces 70 percent of the world’s sex toys that brings them a revenue of something around $2 billion per year. Not sure what are the criterias of recruitment but the process begins with advertisements place on web. Once chosen, the toys are shipped to the tester place who rates them and receives a decent money for the service.
8. Professional Snuggler
Professional snuggles are people who cuddle strangers for money. The idea is to cuddle, hold hands or spoon with the costumer with all your cloths on. In the US there are less than a dozen professional companies proving this service. A certain ‘The Snugglery’ has put up rates for customers in their website. For a single sunggler, a 45 minutes session will cost $50, a 60 minutes session costs $60 and a 90 minutes sessions cost $90. Whereas for a double snuggler, the rates are like this – 45 minute session costs $100, 60 minute session costs $120 and a 90 minute session costs $180. There are of course provisions for an overnight snuggle that costs around $425.
7. Pet Food Testing
Yes, that’s right. There are professional people who willingly eat animal food to test new formulas for pets’ consumption. The taster needs to only taste the food, and spit it out. For all the troubles she/he makes $40K per year. There’s a certain celebrity food taster from UK, Simon Allison who apparently chews on gum after tasting pet food to avoid dog breadth. To be honest this isn’t a walk in the park. The taster needs to be comfortable with the idea of having pet food inside the mouth for a long period of time as it required careful chewing and judgement.
An embalmer is someone who takes care of the body before it’s buried. I should think this is one of the most depressing jobs ever. Whatever it may be, the job requires certain skills and some training for sure. Skilled practitioners are known to make a stable income out of the work. Reportedly an embalmer earns something between $ 27,010 to $ 64,410 per year. The embalmers run small independent business and works almost exclusively in funeral homes. An embalmer is someone who takes care of the body before it’s buried. I should think this is one of the most depressing jobs ever. Whatever it may be, the job requires certain skills and some training for sure. Skilled practitioners are known to make a stable income out of the work. Reportedly an embalmer earns something between $ 27,010 to $ 64,410 per year. The embalmers run small independent business and works almost exclusively in funeral homes.
5. Master Sommelier
Sommeliers serve beverages at high-end restaurants and hotel dining rooms. They are also experts in wine and food pairing. Besides serving, the Sommelier can be responsible for developing wine lists, seeing the delivery of wine as well as training of staffs. To become a professional Master Sommelier one need to obtain certificate from The Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS). The first Master Sommelier examination was held in 1969 in UK. Besides wine sommelier there are beer sommelier and sake sommelier found particularly in Japan.
4. Odour Sniffer
There are two types of weird odour sniffing job – paper towel sniffing and armpit sniffing. This is a highly specialized field where the human nose’s capability to distinguish smell is put to test. People with sensitive noses can make a living in the odour sniffing industry. An armpit sniffer works for the deodorant company, sniffing peoples armpit, time and again to determine the kind of smell it ensues every hour after applying the deo. For a paper towel sniffers, the goal is to see in the towel is odourless. Unfortunately little information is available about the salaries of these works.
The job market never ceases to surprise us. Wrinkle chasers are basically people who iron wrinkles from shoes. The chasers carefully inspects the shoe, then using a tool, say heated hands or iron or hot air blower or any specifically designed tool, iron out the wrinkles. One needs to have sharp eyes for this line of work. Though I still don’t understand why it’s called wrinkle chaser instead of wrinkle ironer or something.
This is the person responsible for turning a crime scene back to a home or office or whatever it was before the crime was committed there. After the law enforcement agencies have done their work, took whatever they found useful, the crime scene cleaner is called. This obviously isn’t some regular cleaning job. The cleaner has a specific outfit with chemical burns resistant and heavy-duty respirator systems. It’s of course not a job that everyone can stomach.
It’s basically a high level customised service for an individual shopper. Painfully scrutinising attention is given on products, trends and services. Communication is key and needless to say one has to be very knowledgeable and up-to-date in this field of work. This isn’t an entry level job, prior experience is mandatory.