There are all kinds of niches to be filled in the transactions of the world and I just got to thinking about all the weird gigs you can wind up pursuing to get your daily bread. Anyway, I’d like to hear about’em.
My own contribution for oddest job I can think of at the moment was the one a dear friend of mine had at the University of Houston. Originally he just worked as a key manager (1000’s of keys on a large university campus), but he got transferred to maintenance where his job was to test the elevators on campus. He had to go to every building on campus and ride each elevator up and down, stopping on each floor on the way. The whole circuit took him one working week and then he did it again. He overcame his marijuana habit only after leaving that job. I think it affected his social skills as well (in his case, in a positive manner); think about getting on the elevator on 1 w/the attractive young MBA candidate who’s going to 20 and it’s your job to push the button for every floor inbetween AND stay on the elevator. You’d have to either go reclusive or come up w/some GOOD bs.