This Week’s Weird Jobs

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Sometimes, people pay you to be who you are. These jobs can be the best kinds of gigs…if they pay more than a pittance. This week’s jobs demonstrate that you can make money being a hateful Alaskan resident, someone who needs their wisdom teeth pulled, or a Russian with access to an executive office:

1. Alaska: ‘To the Point’ Writers

Looking for aggressive writers with a no non-sense vision regarding Alaska politics, saracastic personal experiences, regarding just about anything (keep it clean), and off the cuff thoughts about things that aggravate you re: Alaska. Think Seinfeld. Multiple subjects that irk you. No holding back. I prefer ideas from people that are transients that have moved here and feel somewhat out of place with how slow things move and how different it feels.

People who like Alaska will not be considered.


Large Retail store needing seasonal help. Counter help and Ham Wrappers/cutters. All applicants must be clean cut and have experience working and greeting the public. Apply in person.

Can you imagine meeting strangers after taking this job? “So what do you do?” “I wrap hams.”

3. Austin: Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Research co. is looking for men and women to participate in a medical research study of an investigational pain medication following wisdom teeth removal. If you qualify and participate, one of our board-certified oral surgeons will remove your wisdom teeth at no cost, and you may receive up to $350 financial compensation. Participants must be willing to stay overnight in the clinic. Call us or visit our website for more information.

Better hope that pain medication works.

4. Raleigh: Sales for the Hunter not farmer

Established Software company is looking for the right person to cover the Raleigh and East area of Nc. Are you a Hunter… Full Commission dosent bother you since you will succeed in any market. Not a wanabe.. if you have verifiable Sales Credientials send me an email. We do a lot of training, you must be of the mindset to learn. If you want to do it your way, go start your own business.

Our sucess is only acheived when you are successful.

Compensation: Full Commission. 16% to 25% of the sale

Now, what was wrong with farmers again?

5. LA: Need RUSSIANS for short film

Need 2 Russian Actors for Short film. SOME PAY INVOLVED. Someone that has access to an EXECUTIVE-Looking office gets SPECIAL CONSIDERATION. Please speak english and FLUENT RUSSIAN. THANK YOU!!

Compensation: $25-$75

If you happen to be a Russian person with access to an executive office, there’s an instant $25…for dealing with people who want to film you. Is that really worth it?

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.