10 Oddest Jobs In India That Would Make You Grateful For The One You Have
Everybody hates work and offices, well, most of us do. There is hardly any employee who would be perfectly happy with his/her job because you see humans will always keep craving for more. And given that it’s just the second day of the week, there is probably a higher chance of you sitting and wondering, what are you doing with your job! Well, not anymore because we are here with 13 odd jobs that people out there are making a living out of, making you feel like you’re on cloud nine. Yes, there are people who go to work that doesn’t have cozy cubicles, apple systems or HR policies to be unhappy about.
While the relatives mourn their loss, there is somebody whose job is to see dead bodies and crying people all the time. Even worse, he is the one digging a grave, adding his bit to the traditional rituals of burying people. Also, he has to take out the rotten bones and make sure the corpse rests in peace.
2. Sewage Cleaners
While we frown at the first site of shit and clogged drains, these real-time heroes go to work to take a dip in the dirty sewage, cleaning everything and making sure we have a peaceful shower or washing dishes episode. What’s worse? The salary part.
3. Roadside Dentists/Ear Cleaners
Who wants to peep into dirty, tobacco rotten teeth and wax-filled ears that would just make you puke? Well, roadside dentists and ear cleaners have seen it all, without any antiseptic or a mask!
4. Manual Scavengers: Toilet Cleaners
The caste system in India is the nightmare for Dalits. It gave rise to manual scavenging, making people take up the job of cleaning toilets with bare hands. Though the system has become quite redundant, casteism still breathes in nooks and corners of the country.
5. Bird Deterrents
If you think your job is boring, how about trying to shoo birds away holding a flag? In a lot of hotels in Jaipur, people are hired for a specific purpose, using a flag and driving pigeons and birds away from fountains.
6. Professional Mourners
Imagine yourself at work that consists of crying incessantly at someone’s funerals? Women in Rajasthan were and are still hired to mourn loudly at funerals. They are also known as Rudaalis of Rajasthan.
7. Laughter Therapists
Are you good at laughing? How about getting paid for making people laugh and happy? Laughter yoga is becoming a thing and there are fewer chances of this job ever getting affected by a recession.
Standing the whole day and opening doors to random people who don’t even seem to notice you most of the times, this one is definitely one difficult job.
While this may not be much of an odd job in other places, electricians in India have to deal with a lot of shocks, especially when the scenario is like this.
10. Sex Workers
While this is banned and illegal, there is no job worse than being a sex worker, and leading a life in brothels where there is no sign of love and escape.
So, what do you think?Are you still thinking of ditching your job and hunting for a better one?
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