So I still want to be a rockstar/astronaut when I grow up...
October 16, 2009 7:48 AM Subscribe
I'm curious to know about the people out there with fun, interesting, unusual, or quirky jobs. All lines of work considered, as long as it's fun/something you feel excited about doing most days and/or something my high school guidance counselor wouldn't have known about.
posted by Rocket26 to Work & Money (39 answers total) 94 users marked this as a favorite
For example, there's some guys I know who drive around the country, buy up old antique radio and broadcasting gear, and resell overseas. They broker other equipment as well, and they are always on the chase. They're like treasure hunters. It's an unusual job, and it's stressful, but pretty fun at times, and probably something you wouldn't find in the help wanted section. Of course, driving around the country buying people's old crap isn't everyone's idea of fun, so it's all relative. I was brought up with the idea that work should feel like work, but as I'm gettting older, I realize that's BS, work can feel fun and exciting, if not all the time, then some of the time. I'm not as much looking for specific things I should do with my life (although, I'm keeping my eyes and ears open), as just interested in what unusual jobs are out there that people are doing. Or usual jobs that people find fun, just because. (I define fun as other people might describe passion, like you get into the flow, you feel uplifted, you really like doing a lot of the time. You're hooked.)
Bonus points for how you found your job and what you did to get where you are.