10 Real jobs that will make you want to quit yours right now
As you sit on your steamy, smelly metro on your way home from you 9-5 office job, it can be hard to believe that the idea of work can be fun. "How," you ask, "can spending the majority of your life making money for someone else be enjoyable?" And, if we're being honest, for the most part, it isn't. But, that said, there are jobs out there that offer both satisfaction and money.
The below jobs are genuinely so good that you'll consider handing in your notice, packing your bags and heading off for a brand new life. Check them out.
1. Ice Cream Taster
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! But, while most of us spending our days wailing for a cold, delicious treat, some people get paid to eat it. That's right, being an ice cream taster is a real thing. But, be warned, you are expected to eat 20 flavours a day. And, as the old saying goes: "A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips!"
2. A Facebook girlfriend
Have you ever seen the TV programme Catfish? You know, when people make fake Facebook profiles pretending to be models when in fact they're a hermit called Darren who hasn't seen sunlight in 10 years? Yeah? Well, Darren - if you're reading - you could be paid to play pretend! All you have to do is like a few pics, write a few comments and that's it, you'll be stacking those notes in no time!
3. Waterslide tester
While some people don't like rollercoasters, absolutely everybody loves a waterslide. But, what if you could turn a holiday essential into a full-time job? Somehow, magically, people get paid to test waterslides. Of course, the serious side to the job is to make sure that everything is safe and proper, but if we're being honest, that's only a small price to pay for flying down flumes all day.
4. Video Game Tester
Despite the connotations that come with being a "gamer," the majority of households will have some sort of games console in them. Whether you're all about Call of Duty or FIFA, someone has got to test the game to make sure it's ready to play. And, for the inconvenience, they get paid a decent salary.
5. Professional T-shirt Wearer
This is genuinely a legit thing. There is a company out there that makes $500,000 a year by getting their staff to wear branded t-shirts when out and about. Whether it be for Pizza Hut, Arizona Ice Tea or Starbucks, this is an opportunity to earn loads of cash for essentially doing nothing.
6. Curiosity Driver
"Is there life on MAAAARRRSSSS" screamed David Bowie back in 1971, and now you can find out for yourself. NASA's Curiosity Rover is currently driving around on 'the big red' and someone has to control it. Not only are you at the forefront of scientific discovery, but you'll also be getting paid a shedload for driving around a remote control car... basically.
7. Director Of Sleep
Getting out of bed in the morning is one of the hardest parts of life. However, for some people, it's not something that they have to contend with. Directors Of Sleep test out beds all around the world to make sure that they're a good night's sleep. Dreamy.
8. Beer Tester
Now that craft beer has boomed to become increasingly common at nice dining establishments, you can get a gig as a cicerone (beer taster) - it's not only wine that compliments food, you know?
9. Tropical Island Caretaker
There is a reason this job has been officially dubbed as 'The Best Job In The World.' All that is required is that you spend six months on Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Not only this, but you'll also receive $150,000 for your troubles. Who knew heaven was a place on Earth?
10. Santa Letter Writer
If you fancy yourself as something of a wordsmith and like making little people happy, why not become a Santa letter writer? However, the post is based out in North Pole, Alaska, so you need to be someone who doesn't mind the cold.
So there you have it: 10 jobs that are better than yours. Feeling ready to hand in your notice and flick the v's at your boss yet?