We’ve all been in the situation of looking at someone else’s job and wishing ours was half as interesting. The famous quote 'If you choose a job you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life'. They say if you choose a job you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life. As children, almost everyone knows exactly what they want to be when they grow up, and some of these dreams are truly creative. Luckily, there are ample of jobs nowadays that will let you live out these dreams without ever feeling like you’re at work.
Askiguru have pulled together 10 of the most weird and wonderful jobs from around the world
Wait! what? A job where you’re literally getting paid to hug people. In this job you can earn around $30,000-$100,000 per year. The first professional cuddle cafe opened in Japan a few years ago – and they’ve already made their way across the ocean where most professional cuddlers work as freelancers. The job is exactly what it sounds like, people pay you to cuddle for up to an hour, so if you’re a hugger and cuddler, this is your dream come true. There is even a agreement for cuddlers, and one cuddle pro is working on a certification process.Sounds interesting isn't it?
If you even love chocolates as much as i do then definately this job is for you. Yes we can say that this could well be the ultimate job for anyone with even the smallest craving for chocolate – and jobs like these really do exist. There are lots of different types of chocolate consultant too; from people that work with high street brands and liaise directly with their outlets to people that work with more niche brands. It takes many years of studying, experiencing and working with chocolate to become a consultant. There are thousands of chocolate brands and flavors out there, and understanding just a portion of that is not something you achieve in a hurry.
3.WATER SLIDE TESTER
Waterslide testing is the kind of job where you do what it says on the tin. The average salary for a waterslide tester is around £24,000 ($32,000) a year, although some employees have bragged about getting closer to £50,000. This is one of those things that only children can dream up, but wouldn't you know it – it's an actual job. There is a little more to this position than just slipping down water slides though. You check the height, speed, water quantity and landing of the flumes. But between all the safety checks, there is plenty of time to have a whole lot of fun.
4.LUXURY BED TESTER
Some people hate to get out of bed to go to work in the morning. Other people go to work in the morning to get back in bed. You probably joked about this a million times. There are actually people out there who get paid to sleep in the most luxurious beds in the world and then report on their experience. If you'd rather spend less time in bed, the HolidayInn in London tested a new service where people can order a human bed warmer who will get into their beds and pre-warm the bed before sleep. Ok bye now I am very sleepy.
For all you true beer lovers out there, here's a pop quiz: Did you know there's a job where you get paid for tasting the beer? Maybe not one for everyone, but if you prefer beer to chocolate then many breweries hire technologists to check the quality of their drink before it goes on sale. In order to thrive in this job you have to have an adept palate – and that doesn’t mean being able to sink six pints on a Friday night. The ideal time of day for beer tasting for the pros is lunchtime, from about 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., before your taste buds and you yourself become too fatigued.
6. Shark Tank Cleaner
Cleaning a shark tank is definitely not one of the most popular jobs in the world but the people who do this work are incredibly valuable as it has a lot of risk included in it. However, window cleaning is probably not the most fun of professions. However, add in the requirement to share your job with a bunch sharks (and not the loan variety) while simultaneously being watched by a crowd of people, all of whom are no doubt secretly hoping at least one of the sharks is feeling a little peckish; and suddenly the interest levels notch up a level or two. The average annual salary for an aquarium cleaner was $43,000 as of 2013.
7. PROFESSIONAL TRAVELER
The word professional meaning you earn your living from it. Who wouldn't like to be on vacation for ever and especially when you are getting paid for the same. Well, now you can – as a professional traveler. In 2009, TheBigTrip.com was looking for candidates to be a travel correspondent for the site with all travel expenses paid and full health insurance – in addition to the salary mentioned. One lucky employee actually got to travel the US for 12 weeks while writing a travel blog and hosting webisodes for the site. Yes it's definately not an easy task. To become a traveler sounds very interesting but at the same time but its equally difficult too.
8. PROFESSIONAL NETFLIX WATCHER
If you’re on the look out for new career opportunities and love spending your time binge watching good TV, then Netflix could have just the job for you. Yes, there is actually a small select group of individuals who literally get paid to sit on the couch all day and watch Netflix. You just have to sit and watch shows, movies, and your facial expression will show them your emotions which a computer might not be able to catch. If you've ever wondered how Netflix seems to know what you like, even if you don't even know yourself yet, these are the people responsible.You won't get rich doing it, but if watching Netflix is your thing, this might just be your personal dream job.
9. Island Caretaker
Wow! what a job! It was advertised as “Officially the best job in the world” in 2009 and involved working for the Queensland Tourism Board. The role was a newly created position designed to help promote the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef to the world. And obviously why not it has got all the reasons to be the best job as it offers £73,400 to live on an island in the Great Barrier Reef for six months, swimming, exploring and generally enjoying yourself whilst filming and blogging about all the fun you will have.
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