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Countdown of the 10 Weirdest Jobs in the World

Countdown of the 10 Weirdest Jobs in the World

Think that your job’s weird enough? Maybe you’ll find how absolutely normal the job you’re having after knowing the 10 weirdest job in the world.

Let’s start the countdown:

#10 Golf Ball Diver

Golf ball divers have to search for the lost golf balls in the waters of golf courses. Around 2,000-5,000 balls can be collected by a golf ball diver every day.

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    #9 Dice Quality Inspector

    A dice with a tiny imbalance of centre can affect the outcome of any dice-involved games. Therefore, every dice has to go through a series of quality control tests conducted by a professional tester. Don’t underestimate this inspector!

    #8 Pet Food Tester

    Pet food testers ensure the smell and taste of the pet food. Think about them next time when you’re feeding your pets.

    #7 Worm Picker

    Ever thought about where do the worms that fishermen use come from? Worm pickers work at night and in rainy days to look for worms and sell them to fishermen in markets worldwide.

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      #6 Chicken Sexer

      Chicken sexers distinguish the sex of chicken and other hatchlings. This is for easier division of the farming produce such as eggs and chicken meat.

      #5 Snake Milker

      This is a risky job because it requires sucking out the venom from live snakes. Snake venom nowadays is used in medical and scientific research to develop medication and vaccines.

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        #4 Train Stuffers

        The Japanese government employs staff to push and stuff passengers into the subway to make sure that the space inside the train is fully utilised.

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        #3 Horrible Stunt Tester

        These stunt testers have to make sure all those TV shows’ horrible tasks such as swimming with snakes and eating a cockroach are safe before any guests or celebrities do that.

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          #2 Cow Fart Smeller

          There’s a practical reason why the cow fart needs to be smelled. It’s to find out whether the cows are eating the good food and being healthy.

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            #1 Odour Judge

            This job requires the staff to sniff people’s armpits! Yes, this is just to make sure the deodorant will work when it hits the market.

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              If you think you have a special talent in working for something which others think are weird, don’t you give up! Maybe what you’re good at will be a profession that help people and change the world.

               

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              Last Updated on March 13, 2019

              How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

              How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

              Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

              You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

              Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

              1. Work on the small tasks.

              When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

              Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

              2. Take a break from your work desk.

              Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

              Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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              3. Upgrade yourself

              Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

              The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

              4. Talk to a friend.

              Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

              Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

              5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

              If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

              Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

              Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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              6. Paint a vision to work towards.

              If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

              Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

              Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

              7. Read a book (or blog).

              The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

              Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

              Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

              8. Have a quick nap.

              If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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              9. Remember why you are doing this.

              Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

              What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

              10. Find some competition.

              Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

              Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

              11. Go exercise.

              Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

              Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

              As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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              Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

              12. Take a good break.

              Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

              Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

              Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

              Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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