Here are some fantastic different careers to explore
Most of us have, at one point or another, wondered whether we shouldn’t be doing something a little more interesting for a living. But, when pushed to come up with an idea of what that might actually entail, most of us draw a blank. Have a look at these odd jobs that can never be described as a ‘nine to five’. You never know – maybe they’ll serve as inspiration the next time you go looking for your true calling.
PROFESSIONAL MOURNER (MOIROLOGIST)
Do you have a flair for the dramatic and fancy yourself as a bit of an ‘old soul’? This ancient job might be perfect for you. Professional mourners date back centuries and, incredibly, are still around today. Predominantly found in Asia and Africa, professional mourners are paid to cry at funerals, comfort the grieving family and (sometimes) to deliver a eulogy. Professional mourners are held in high regard by some cultures, despite being virtually unheard of in Australia.
Are you a good listener, but not big on being brutally honest? Do you love weddings, but aren’t ready to be a bride? Then this is your niche. If you think you can be the ultimate gal pal, perhaps the Us-based company, Bridesmaid for Hire, is where you should send your next resume.
As potentially creepy as this might sound, being a professional cuddler entails much more than just the cuddle itself. Being physically close to other humans is a necessary part of our mental well-being, but many people aren’t getting the amount of human touch they need. This is where you will come in. You will provide a crucial mental health service by cuddling up to a complete stranger.
If you think standing is fun, or if you at least don’t mind it, you can take the place of people waiting in line. For a fee, of course. You’ll be helping elderly people who cannot stand as well or as long as they used to, mothers with toddlers who need to go potty, and plain ol’ lazy people that can’t be bothered.