New Career Ideas

Hmmm..... let me think......

If I could do anything I want to for a living....

I was recently out of work, and started getting suggestions from friends about new career paths. That got me thinking, what other special skills do I possess?? Here is a short list of jobs that I could do well and deserve to paid handsomely for:

unnecessary errand runner
picture straightener
junk mail opener
scooper of poop
dispensor of unsolicited advice
stuck together grocery cart un-sticker
BBQ potato chip taster
sun tan lotion applier
pile rearranger
American Idol of the shower third runner-up
pigeon and squirell feeder
dirty pan in the sink soaker
water bottle un-finisher
watcher of cooking shows (no cooking, just watching)


Thank you to my facebook friends for these suggestions:


belly button lint remover
toe nail cleaner
monkey handler (there's more to that story)
banana peel slipperiness tester
crash test dummy
spider bite judge
light socket tester
light socket taster
light socket licker (one great idea begats another)
human speed bump
finger vice salesman
expired unused concert ticket salesman
parking meter feeder
arm pit odor sniffer
vegetable de-wormer
model for "don't walk" and "wet floor" signs

This is just a starting list, I welcome any and all alternative career suggestions,

Then I can write "Brilliant Careers Part 2 "

Thanks for reading my Hub!!



Your input counts....

Do you dream of a second career?

  • No, I love what I do, and I'm really good at it.
  • Yes, I want to be paid for enjoying myself.
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Recently added ideas..

empty toilet paper roll replacer (see my hub on life's mysteries)

web-site browser

Nintendo wii athletic coach

creator of ambience

finder of the remote

remover of cat hair from clothes and the furniture and the carpet and....

light and assorted electronic appliance turner-offer

loser of car keys

fast-forwarding thru the commercials tv watcher (after finding the remote, of course)

plastic plant leaf-cleaner and duster of mini-blinds

air-borne odor cover-upper


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Comments 17 comments

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Keith S 7 years ago

How about wordsmith?


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Pamela Laird 7 years ago

Those are some crazy jobs.....some worse then being a nurse. LOL


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elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz Author

thanks Keith and Pamela, feel free to share more ideas!

I find that they come to me at any given time, I need to keep a pen and paper close or I'll forget them (killed too many brain cells in my past life, perhaps?)


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

thanks for share. I think you are great Mom in your family. not every woman can do that.


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elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz Author

thanks so much prasetio30 for your thoughts


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womanNshadows 7 years ago from Charlotte, NC

plastic plant leaf cleaner and mini blind duster. i've been in offices where i've fought the urge to wipe those things down they were so dusty. you could call your service "Leaves Blinds," just for the fun of it.


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qlcoach 7 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

Enjoyed your humor. There is sadness here and injustice too. Our country needs to make some changes. Why not take a vacation? (smile) Hope you will visit my new hub about cruising: http://hubpages.com/hub/ebywaycruise. Warm regards...Gary.


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elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz Author

love your humor womanNshadows , how about replacer of empty toilet paper rolls...


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Do add hub writer too! :)


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elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz Author

Thank you Feline, and speaking of, I'm headed for your hubs right now.


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Ms Chievous 7 years ago from Wv

Now it takes a lot of effort to be a watcher of cooking shows ;)


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elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz Author

and I'm not getting paid one thin dime for my effort!

thanks Ms Chievous for checking out my hub.


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cashmere 7 years ago from India

My vote goes to hubpages writer!


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elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz Author

Cashmere, one of my favorites on the list!

thanks for visiting!


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

Brilliant-loved it.


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elisabethkcmo 6 years ago from Just East of Oz Author

thanks, itakins, I need more ideas too


mastermind 5 years ago

how about head mediator between childish debates? Mother against deviant dads? Confiscator of things I want, ice cream concoction creator, mosquito take out, wearer of all day pajamas, story teller?

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