Yes, yes we might consider we know that there are certain career choices which are crazier than what we do in life. But here’s the thing- you don’t even know the half of it. They’re probably not to everyone’s taste, but believe it or not, these are actually real jobs done by real people.
The literal meaning of Hippotherapy is “treatment with help of the horse”. You’d be using the therapeutic benefits of horses and their movement to help human patients to overcome speech, physical, or mental health disorders.Experience with, and love of horses isn’t enough though. You’ll need to qualify and become licensed as a physical therapist, occupational therapist or a speech or language therapist before you can specialise in this field.
A hotel in Finland hired a member of staff as a ‘professional sleeper’ to test the comfort of their beds. The individual sleeps in a different one of the hotel beds each night and writes a review about her satisfaction with each one.
Full-time Netflix viewer:
Imagine being paid to watch TV all day! Well for one lucky employee this dream has become a reality. Netflix has hired someone to watch all of their content before it is available to the public and their role is to review and assign each program its correct tag, which helps us viewers find exactly what we’re after, whether it’s a romantic crime movie based on classic literature or witty talking-animal TV show.
Dog food taster:
The dog food tester’s job is to taste new dog food products, including bones, tinned meat, and biscuits. They do this to test for flavor and texture in comparison to rival dog food brands and human food. Hmm…tasty?
Paper Towel Sniffer
Odour Judges or Paper Towel Sniffers (there are people on LinkedIn with this as their job title) are hired by paper towel manufacturers. You’d be sniff testing products to check if they smell good (or not). Positions may be limited though, and in order to be competitive you’ll need to have more than just a good nose for business.
Scuba Diving Pizza Delivery Man:
You heard that right. In fact there’s an underwater hotel in Florida where they have a scuba diving pizza delivery man who supplies them with pizza by carrying them through the sea in a watertight case.
Face feelers are also known as “sensory scientists”, which definitely sounds more professional. In this job you’d be using your hands to feel the difference in product testers skin both before and after they’ve used lotions, creams and other products.
If you’re patient or perhaps you just enjoy people watching, and you don’t mind being out in the elements, you could make line standing a side hustle that could earn you money.Once you’re hired you could find yourself lining up waiting for the release of a movie, concert or sporting event tickets, the newest iPhone, games consoles, or anything else. You’d get paid to hold a space for someone else who’s too busy or just doesn’t want to queue themselves. There are even websites and apps available for booking these services if you want to sign up.