This Week’s Weird Jobs


You have to be pretty desperate to pursue some of the jobs on this list, mostly because they don’t quite sound legit. Better to go for a $3/hour toilet cleaning gig than some of the “big money” opportunities below:

1. United Arab Emirates: manufacturer of Masharabia?

Do you have an email for a manufacturer of Masharabia?
I’m looking for someone who can export to the USA
* Compensation: $1

Of all random questions to ask the general public, this has got to be it. Is that $1 a finder’s fee?

2. Los Angeles: Tele-Sell Lions, Tigers, & Bears to Local Zoos!!!!!!!

Sell packaging tape to manufacturing companies.
Even lions, tigers and bears will buy in this economic zoo!!!!!!!!

* $11.00 p/h + commission.

Darn. I thought they really were selling lions, tigers and bears to actual zoos. Packaging tape is almost as glamorous. I guess.

3. Orange County: Did you earn $65,523.87 in December?

No. Schmuck.

4. Make-Up horror movie

New Jersey: K.N.O.W. Productions wants a make-up person who can do blood and gore call now.

Note to real ax murderers: stay away this time. We had trouble cleaning up after you guys last time you came.


Two Industry leading companies seeking people that are sharp, professional, and great communicators to help people protect them selves from the fastest growing crime in America, IDENTITY THEFT! Flexible hours. Very legitimate work. Pays very well! for all the info. Take a close look at the presentation on this site.
Tip. you really want to pay attention
* Compensation: 15K-250K

You know what makes me think this posting is shady? For one, they don’t know the qualitative difference between protecting oneself from identity theft and protection for identity theft. Secondly, they call the work very legitimate. Thirdly, the pay–for “all the info”–is 15-250K. Fourth, they tell you to really pay attention. I’m running the other way.

Happy Friday!

Written by 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.