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What's the weirdest job someone you know does?
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BowerOfBramble · 26/01/2022 19:09

I mean the ones that you'd never heard of until someone you met/a friend of a friend said "oh yes I run a bat sanctuary/teach maths to prisoners/paint portraits of dead hamsters".

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BowerOfBramble · 26/01/2022 19:12

Inspired by actually meeting someone who runs a bat sanctuary. They nurse the bats back to health if they get hurt!

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StripeyDeckchair · 26/01/2022 20:21

UN observer

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D1n0F0uraus · 26/01/2022 20:30

Straw man

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HarrietSchulenberg · 26/01/2022 20:34

Bull inseminator.

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HarrietSchulenberg · 26/01/2022 20:35

Or rather, cow inseminator and bull sperm extractor.

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RagzRebooted · 26/01/2022 20:36

Bats, actually. Tracks them, monitors them, counts them, catches them... I dunno, bat stuff!

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FelicityBeedle · 26/01/2022 20:37

I know a blacksmith, she gets real joy of making people guess her job. They never get it

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Kendodd · 26/01/2022 20:38

Pirate hunter (marine security consultant)

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Clevs · 26/01/2022 20:40

Someone I used to work with used to be a horse dentist before doing the job he does now.

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MrsSiba · 26/01/2022 20:41

Writing the guides/manuals for appliances. The person used to go to Cyprus to stay at his family's house and work from there. This was in the 90s when remote working/WFH was not a thing.

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Theworldisquiethere · 26/01/2022 20:43

Snow man

(He does fake snow for films/tv shows)

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NewYearCalavicci · 26/01/2022 20:45

Cashing line machine cleaner

Remove graffiti, stickers , and worse

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Theworldisquiethere · 26/01/2022 20:45

oh and I recently met someone who runs a company that installs mussel farms

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SlatternIsMyMiddleName · 26/01/2022 20:46

teaches the police how to ‘do’ high speed chases.

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BearSoFair · 26/01/2022 20:46

Writes the little summary paragraphs for TV guides

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MadeInChorley · 26/01/2022 20:48

I know someone who does voiceover and character voice work. She records safety announcements for theme park rides, training videos for forklift truck drivers and she was the voice of an 18th century Duchess in a stately home reenactment video.

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FourChimneys · 26/01/2022 20:49

Dendrochronologist. Works out how old eg a wooden beam in a cathedral is by studying the tree rings.

Professional theorbo player. Look them up, such a cool instrument.

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FrangipaniBlue · 26/01/2022 20:54

@Kendodd

Pirate hunter (marine security consultant)

I now want a new job!!!
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Valkyrie40 · 26/01/2022 20:58

A mum acquaintance of mine once told me her dh was a condom tester for durex. I was too embarrassed to enquire further at the time!

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Tullig · 26/01/2022 21:03

I used to know someone who was a tutu-maker at the ROH. Someone I was at university with is a fresco restorer. Food stylist. Underwater archaeologist. And forensic archaeologist — her job is very interesting but challenging. Animal trainer for films, including the owls in some of the Harry Potter films.

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GVmama · 26/01/2022 21:04

I have a friend who does Newt surveys

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bitchinofhitchen · 26/01/2022 21:06

Toilet tester!

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MuchTooTired · 26/01/2022 21:07

Two chicken farmers. One raised them for dinner, the other for eggs.

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sweetbellyhigh · 26/01/2022 21:09

@Valkyrie40

A mum acquaintance of mine once told me her dh was a condom tester for durex. I was too embarrassed to enquire further at the time!

They were teasing you. Very popular gag some years back
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sweetbellyhigh · 26/01/2022 21:09

My sister in law is the world's leading authority on geisha.

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