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!