dream job – get paid to be a tourist

If you’re able to take a couple months off work and go to Orlando, you can get paid $25,000 to be the ultimate tourist.  You just have to ride all the rides, tour the attractions, eat at the restaurants, and enjoy all the spas.  You just carry around a camera and camcorder, and you write blog posts about your experiences.  So basically you’re on a two-month vacation, plus you document it.   Tough job, huh?

FYI, Orlando is the home of Disney World, Universal, and SeaWorld.  I’m thinking I could do this…

my job made me sick

It’s been about a year since I got laid-off from my job at a cubicle farm (or, as known to some, a large IT corporation).  I recently realized that I haven’t got sick in any way since then — no cold or flu, no stomach virus, nothing of that sort.   So obviously that means it was the company that was making me get sick.

Just thought I’d let you know, in case you also get inexplicably sick once in a while.  Perhaps you’re also allergic to cubicle farms…

a former part-time job…

While working as a 'temp' for a butcher, Thomas Wayne backed up into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.

 

how would you like a job testing toilets?

One of my friends is doing some toilet research and showed me an excerpt he found, which describes how an engineer tests toilets at a particular company :

Every manufacturer tests toilets coming off the line. However, many manufacturers have created their own tests in addition to the ASME/ANSI requirements. One company that has its own set of standards is Toto, the world's largest plumbing-products manufacturer. At the Toto toilet factory in Morrow, Georgia, an engineer tests toilets in a remarkably real way. He doesn't actually defecate in them, but it's close. Using a proprietary ingredient that closely resembles human feces, the engineer measures out up to 400g of this faux waste and then molds it into its familiar tubular shape.

After plopping the artificial waste into the toilet, the engineer wads up toilet-paper balls and drops them in on top of the bogus poop. Standing there in the factory watching him do this, I felt like asking if he wanted to be left alone. The purpose of this realism is to ensure that the toilets meet or exceed ASME flush standards.

Imagine this guy telling people what he does for a living : "I make fake poop, then put it in a toilet with wads of toilet paper, to test toilets." I reckon somebody has to do it… but I wouldn't want to put it on my resume…