Oshiya – Tokyo, Japan
Although they are becoming less and less common, these part-time employees (often students) work during rush hour on particularly old and congested train lines to ensure that as many passengers as possible can full trains to crack.
Professional Crusher – Africa, China and Middle East
Also known as “moirologists”, these people are paid to cry at funerals. The more tears and moans, the better. The idea has even reached the United Kingdom, with the website Rent A Mourner , which provides “discrete professionals to attend funerals”.
Professional Cudler – Japan & USA
Whether in a “hug coffee” in Japan or at Snuggle Buddies (a company based in New Jersey), all your hugging needs are taken care of.
Dog Surf Teacher – San Diego, USA
Now, dogs can surf the waves like any other surfer thanks to Teevan McManus of the Conorado Surf Academy, a professional surf instructor for dogs.
Dog kibble taster – Worldwide
To continue on the theme of dogs, here is a job a little less appetizing: individuals are paid to taste the dog food before it is on the market. Fortunately, they still have the right to spit it out.
Editor for Chinese cookies – Global
Have you ever wondered who is writing the little messages lurking in Chinese cookies? For the most part, they are students and writers in galley.
Professional sleeper – Finland
A hotel in Finland, the Finn Hotel in the heart of Helsinki, was looking for “professional sleepers” to test their hotel rooms for 35 days and write a blog on the subject. This job seems perfect, unless you’ve seen American Horror Story: Hotel .
Chick Finder – Global
Work with chicks every day? Luck ! This person is paid to detect if the chicks are males or females. This is a task that needs to be done quickly and this is an important job because chickens have different functions – males are used for meat and females for their eggs.
Odor tester – Mondial
Thanks to their great ability to identify odors, these people are indispensable for some companies. However, missions can be thankless … sniffing underarms and breaths to test the effectiveness of some deodorants and toothpastes, it is not necessarily very cool!
Professional Apology Presenter – Japan
“Sorry” really has to be the hardest word to say. From now on, you can hire someone who will apologize for you so you do not have to worry about the inconvenience. On the other hand, it is not sure that the person accepts your excuses …
Cuidacarros – Brazil
In Brazil, you can pay someone who will look after your car in your absence so that it is not stolen or damaged. And if an unhappy man tries, luck!