This Week’s Weird Jobs


This week’s gallant gigs include writing parking tickets, teaching high school math, exposing your belly button, and plumbing for exposure. Yes, that last item really is a job description. Which gig below would you choose, if you had to?

1. Indiana: Courtesy Officer Needed

Apartment community in need of a courtesy officer. Must have a marked car and be willing to live on-site. Responsibilities include inspecting vehicles for expired plates, flat tires, or missing parking permits This person will also respond to noise complaints and general issues involving the residents after hours. Please send resume to the listed email address.

Must be okay with the fact that most residents hate you.

2. Indiana: Male Models Wanted

Indy Belt designer seeking 18-45 fit males with tight abs.. hairy or smooth, must be willing to work evenings and in outdoor locations..$40 a shoot plus photo’s and or merchandise

Funny, they never specify “hairy or smooth” when looking for female belly models…

3. Indiana: packing expert, or someone willing to become one

Looking for person that is detailed oriented, wants to get the job done right, is fast, dependable, and consistent. Must be flexible on times/days. Pay is $7.25/hr. This is a fun, fast paced environment with casual dress code working with a crew of “not quite” normal people.

By the way, by “not quite normal,” we mean zombies. But you can deal with that, right?

4. Denver: Math Teacher needed for Large High School

Denver Public Schools is currently seeking an outstanding Math Teacher for the 2009-10 school year at a large high school with approximately 1800 students.

In addition to professional development and training, we offer a comprehensive compensation package that includes:
• A competitive salary starting at $36K, depending on experience
• Full medical, dental and vision benefits
• Access to Pro Comp – a system that allows teacher to build earnings while focusing on student achievement and professional development
• Retirement benefits

The only downside is, well, your job: Teaching math to bored high school students.

5. Minnesota: Plumb for Exposure and a Free Meal!

I’m just getting started in my new home and I’m looking for plumbers to come in for 1 to 2 hours a night to get exposure for your plumbing and a frozen pizza. The old owners used to go for galvanized, but I’m thinking my fixtures might like some copper or PEX. This is a great opportunity to show off your plumbing skills to everyone who ever craps at my house.

I don’t have any materials here, so be sure to bring your own pipes, tools and whatever else you need to really plumb your best.

If your first night goes well, you’ll be considered for some paying plumbing in the future. Unless my calendar is already full of plumbers willing to work for free.

Wow. I wonder if anyone actually responded to that post.

Happy Friday!

Written by Drea Knufken

Drea Knufken

Currently, I create and execute content- and PR strategies for clients, including thought leadership and messaging. I also ghostwrite and produce press releases, white papers, case studies and other collateral.