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Archive for October 21st, 2008

Unusual jobs

Posted by CRISTINA CABAL DIAZ under The English Language
I am a teacher, well I am an English teacher, and I do not know whether people might   consider this an unusual job but it is.
And why the hell is it an unusual job? Some of you might be wondering, when the very first thing that comes to your mind is the outrageous amount of holidays teachers enjoy.
Nothing is easier than being a teacher. You have to be  mother, father,  friend, counsellor, psychologist, actor,lawyer… You have to be motivating, energetic,enthusiastic, flexible, hard , understanding, strict, compassionate, well-mannered,well-meaning, well-balanced,well-educated,loving, tender….and you can never ever complain as you , as everybody knows, enjoy a scandalous amount of holidays. But /and this is why I love being a teacher.
But I have also cleaned windows, worked as a waitress(I was made redundant after two months), picked apples in a Canterbury Farm ( I was one of the fastest), been an au-pair of dearest David ( I wonder where he is now), worked in a pub….
Surfing the Net I have gathered this bunch of unusual occupations.One might think some of them are made up.

House sitting : This is quite simply moving into someone’s house while they are away, a kind of ‘live- in burglar alarm       and       someone to keep the house kept and warm. Could be for two weeks or six month’s, you don’t know.
Odor Judgers :Odor Judgers get to smell armpits all day to help make deodorants that will work well. I’m not sure why somebody other than some strange fetishist would want this job
Chicken Sexer This is a real job title. A chicken sexer sorts through baby chicks to determine if they are male or female, and then segregate them.
Hot Walker:This is the person that walks the racehorses around after a race. It is important, because if a horse doesn’t cool down before returning to his stall, the overheating can cause kidney damage.
Saddle consultants: The people who ensure equine enthusiasts have the most comfortable ride possible and that their horses have the perfect riding accessory.
And you? What about you? Have you got or have you had any interesting,safe,dangerous, boring occupation? Leave me a comment and let us know.
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