10 Hardly Believable Jobs People Actually Do for a Living


Most of us probably say we ‘re working to live, not living to work. And, there’s nothing wrong with that, you’ve got to use the money in your spare time. There are jobs that a lot of us would give our right arm to do, though. If you are always looking for an ideal job or are thinking about changing your career direction, this article can be useful to you.

Seat Filler at Award Shows

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It’s just what this work sounds like-filling vacant seats at major events. Since most of them are shown on TV, random empty seats don’t look good, so producers make the scene flawless using these “tricks.” As soon as a celebrity leaves its seat for any reason, there’s a seat filler to pull up and get cosy until the person comes back.

This job requires no special skills other than patience and endurance, as you may spend the whole day on your feet.

Paranormal Investigator

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Paranormal investigators are becoming increasingly popular among those who are interested in finding evidence that a parallel world exists. It can sound very interesting, but in general, these experts do not use crystal balls or special abilities. They analyze paranormal activity with special high-tech tools-such as accelerometers, spectrum analyzers, and magnetometers-to identify invisible entities and address them.

Mattress Tester

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This position requires that anything is tested from mattress to duvet cover. Individuals testing these products ensure they are comfortable and give personal feedback to help businesses make decisions about them.

John Lewis, a UK department store, has a job called a specialist duvet tester whose duties include picking up the highest quality bedding by first checking it out. Everyone will certainly be fortunate to get this job-they are strongly encouraged to spend the whole day in bed here!


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If you feel much more comfortable underwater than on the surface and Ariel is your favourite cartoon character, then a career as a professional performer in mermaid might be right for you. Basic job requirements include wearing an ornate outfit, underwater dance performances and daily swimming with other sea creatures (such as jellyfish and dolphins).

Travel Show Host

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If you’re photogenic, have a zest for travelling, enjoy socializing and interacting with people, and have a bubbly positive personality, then pack your staff and go for it. Not only do you get to see the world with the right attitude to this job, but you’ll also get the recognition and salary that many can only dream of.

Party Planner

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If you’re a party animal and can’t imagine living without planning the next big event, take your business acumen and artistic ability and make everyday fun a source of income. Typically, the job requires a degree in a related field (such as PR, Marketing, Mass Communications, or Event Management) but having previous experience (college events, social festivals) and connections may sometimes mean that you can skip the degree and jump right into that job.

Bourbon Master Taster

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That work is exactly how it sounds! Sampling from bourbon and whisky barrels, guiding guests on VIP tours, approving spirits to be bottled and being paid for that-this is exactly what the typical day is like for Marianne Barnes, 28-year-old master tester. While it sounds like a pure paradise, this work requires pretty specific skills: being able to identify the complexities of flavours, as well as to detect faults, requires an advanced sense of smell and taste.

Mystery Shopper

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Shopping and being paid for on a regular basis, is the general description of this job. When companies are more customer-oriented, customer service is taken very seriously and mystery shoppers help assess their service by making them pose when ordinary customers. In addition to advantages such as schedule flexibility, combined with the benefits of having the goods and services they are required to purchase for free, this work will potentially offer a relatively respectable income.

Panda Caretaker

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Pets-lover-job! If your ambition was ever to hug a Panda, we’ve got you a fantastic work opportunity!

“Your work has only one mission: to spend 365 days with pandas and share in their joys and sorrows,” these are the main job responsibilities stated by Giant Panda Breeding’s Chengdu Research Base according to the recruiter.

Applicants should be at least 22 years of age and have some basic pandas knowledge. We will also have strong writing skills and the ability to photograph according to the needs of the recruiters.

Medical Marijuana Tester

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The attitude of the population towards medical marijuana (cannabis) use is changing. With several countries legalizing the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana, it’s clear that the potential job opportunities in this field will only continue to expand. Starting from basic positions such as bud trimmer can also lead to other jobs related to growing the plant as gardeners or concentrate makers, which requires a chemistry degree. And if you’re interested in exotic gardening and want to be a legitimate contributor to science-you may want to try it out.

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