I worked as a massage “model” at a massage school. My job was to lay there and be massaged for a few hours while the students did their lessons or took their exams. It was £30 an hour which isn’t loads, but better than the £10 an hour office job I had before.
over the course of my many careers, I can confidently say that there’s an inverse relationship between how taxing my work has been and how much I’ve gotten paid. the most gut-wrenching, physical and emotionally intensive labor was lowest paying; the highest paying was chilling out on some meetings and making comments every now and then on spreadsheets.
Owning a parking lot.
I.T. Manager at a university. The techs know their jobs, their users, and manage their own schedules and workloads among themselves. Managers basically just have to rubber-stamp timecards, confirm parts orders, and make sure the techs don’t all take vacations at the same time.
My next door neighbour works in a power station. His job is to sit in front of a monitor and make sure everything is working well. If something goes wrong, he calls the appropriate work station and they fix the problem. Because an alarm sounds if something is out of sync (which rarely happens) he is able to play games or read a book 99% of the time. He is on $150 per hour to basically play games and chill at work.
You work in an office, but you’re secretly on Reddit.
As a closed captioner broadcaster for the News, I work from home. I set my own hours and earn anything from $50 to $70 per hour, depending on the assignment. It takes a lot of money to get started, but the payoff is well worth it.
Call Center management. Not even something high up like operations or quality assurance, even being middle management can be lucrative. I’ve worked a few call center jobs, the people on the bottom absolutely get f@#ked over, overworked, stressed out… but once you get to management it’s f@#king easy.
I do admin work for the Government. My pay is 55K. At best I get 5 emails a day with about 2 that actually concern me. No B.S; my phone has rang about 20 times since June 1st. On a super busy day I have about 45 mins worth of work to do.
Vanna White’s job on Wheel of Fortune. She gets paid $4 million a year walking back and forth in an area of 20 feet.
My job. The bulk of my job is essentially helping ICU nurses get through annual basic life support. Now that it’s all on computerized dummies, I basically just click the link for them, adjust hand position now and then and sit back. I watched Jurassic Park today because every one is up to date. I make $120k.
I’m a nurse. Don’t be this.
In Australia ‘lollipop ladies’ can earn up to $3k per week for flipping a slow/stop sign for traffic at road side construction site and just generally existing as eye candy. The boredom, overtime and risk of death/injury kind of makes up for it.
I got paid $28 an hour working as an administrative assistant in a high school. It takes like 15 minutes to input grades and send truancy letters. Answering phone calls always resorts to just transferring them to the Principal or school nurse. Literally nothing to do.
as a facilities manager i don’t do a lot of work and i get a decent pay but i am not paid for the work i am paid for the safety and responsibility of the building and the lives within it.
Business Intelligence/ Data analyst. Do you know how to use excel, can you write basically sql, are you able to express yourself clearly and deal with getting variations of the same 10 questions for the rest of your career? Congrats welcome to making 100k.
Driving the massive dump trucks that serve mines. Starting salary is like 70k and all you do is drive back and forth all day.
School board members. Don’t know about other places, but school board members at my school (public school) made well over 5k eur a month (well above the average). All the board ever did was create sh#ty rules and then remove them.
International Pilot! I make $200k a year as a widebody first officer. None of the decisions fall to me, I fly one leg to Europe (I get a couple hour nap on each leg), I get 24-48 hours in a cool city, then I fly 1 leg home (couple hour nap again on the way home). When I’m home there is nothing I could conceivably do for work so I just get to enjoy my many many days off. Don’t get me wrong the training was intense, but man, my job now is stupid easy.
I work at a heliport where I just get a couple passengers bags, put them on the heli and then go and sit on my phone for however many hours until the heli get back. Rinse and repeat. Roughly $70k