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May 1 2012 10:27AM
The best and worst jobs in the world
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On 1 May, South Africa enjoys Workers’ Day, otherwise known as May Day. May Day was born from the international industrial struggle for an eight-hour day. In keeping with the spirit of the day, the New Age have compiled a list of the best and worst jobs in the world.

Guard at Buckingham Palace
Guard duty at Buckingham Palace is regarded as one of the worst jobs in the British Army. The guards not only have to good at all times but they have to stand for hours and there’s no laughing allowed.

Animal Masturbator
Researchers who want animal sperm -to study fertility or for artificial insemination-have a suite of attractive options: They can ram an electric probe up an animal's rectum, shove an artificial vagina onto the animal's penis, or simply do it the old-fashioned way-manual stimulation.

Sewers Cleaner
On a regular basis, a sewer cleaner in Calcutta sits in a low crouch at the bottom of a seven-foot-deep manhole, sloshing away in a swirl of human waste and sediment.

Portable Toilet Cleaner

Using a tank and a vacuum wand, cleaners must suck up all the waste in a portable toilet. After picking up any stray toilet paper, they also wash down all surfaces that could possibly be soiled, including the walls.

Odour Judge
Odour judges are common in the research labs of mouthwash companies, where the halitosis-inflicted blow great gusts of breath in their faces to test product efficacy.

The Best Jobs

Video Games tester
With this job you could potentially get paid for playing video games! Whilst it is attractive to those that love playing such games, don’t get sucked in by the obvious appeal – testing video games can be a frustrating and tedious ordeal, as you have to complete hundreds or even thousands of specific tasks looking for bugs.

Beer Taster
Breweries need to know if their products can be improved and how to class their products on the market. The beer taster needs to be very experienced with different varieties of beer and be able to write accurate reports on the drinks that they taste.

Video Blogger
Video blogging has become extremely popular with the advent and increasingly popularity of sites like YouTube. The most popular bloggers (video or otherwise) can receive millions of views every months and there a lot of money to be made from advertising.

Secret Shopper
Secret shoppers are people who go around to various stores and secretly test out how useful they found customer services, browsing etc. and report back to whoever hired them.

Tropical Island Caretaker
Tropical islands need care to, and landing a caretaker job for such an island usually consists of tasks such as feeding the resident animals and making sure the island is clean.

Article source: Oddee

Compiled by: Lebogang Boshomane

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