Strangest Jobs We’ve Applied For

By Shikole Struber

During the frantic job search right after graduation, as well as throughout the rest of our lives, there have been some employment positions that came around that were very unique, in both good and bad ways.

Personally, I think the strangest job I was offered was dressing up as a princess for a 5 year old’s birthday party. It was a neighbor of one of the families I used to babysit for. And their “professional princess” had cancelled last minute. They wanted me to show up in an evening gown type dress and they would supply the crown. I just had to sit in the room and look pretty, literally. Luckily I did not have to go through with this job for these strange people who want a real life princess awkwardly sitting in a room with their children. It would’ve been easy money though, and definitely qualifies as the strangest job I’ve been offered.


A friend of mine applied to do curation at the Apothecary Museum.  Yes, that would be a museum of medicine. She said that the job description mentioned that she would have to dress up as a nurse as well.  Talk about creepy. What if she had dropped one of the old bottles of medicine? That could release a disease or something!

What are some of the strangest positions you have applied for? Or been offered? We would love to hear about it!



2 thoughts on “Strangest Jobs We’ve Applied For

  1. While awaiting Air Force active duty and finding an interim summer job; I am incredibly disappointed that I had to decline the position of a Washington, DC Segway tour guide after moving home to Ohio two days prior due to a lack of diligence in finding a temporary job.

    Being a personal assistant for a woman off of Craiglist’s is not strange, but a little different than Starbucks. Meanwhile, being a student manager for a women’s basketball team during undergrad was certainly an interesting insight into the world of college athletics.

    Posted by Mark | October 26, 2010, 4:16 am
  2. And for the record, I imagine you’d have been a great Cinderella.

    I also just remembered how a friend of mine from AU also was a CL sex worker by doing things like using men as a footstool or stepping on them to fulfill their fetishes, although not actually have sex, per se.

    Posted by Mark | October 26, 2010, 4:19 am

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