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44 Fun Jobs That Pay, Well ... ^ | May 3, 2014 | Bob Goldman

Posted on 05/03/2014 11:53:20 AM PDT by Kaslin

I can't believe it! An article at that lists "44 Jobs That Pay Well" completely missed the mega-bucks, mega-giggles gig I have at this quality media outlet writing a column about the 44 jobs that pay well.

Sorry, You'll just have to adjust your algorithm.

(For those of you who have already started polishing your resumes, I'm not saying that it's impossible to dislodge me from this position on top of the journalistic heap, but you will need a very special combination of brains, brawn, breathtaking good looks and the ability to feed a family of four on pennies a day.) (Note: a taste for surplus government cheese helps.)

For everyone else looking for the maximum bang of fun from your payday buck, let's see if the writers at Ranker are right in insisting that "fun, well-paying jobs actually do exist and you do not have to spend your time grinding away at something you do not enjoy just to make a high salary."

Fun Job No.1 is "Voice-Over Artist," and I do have to admit that it is difficult for me to see why dramatically vocalizing the merits of some mediocre product is much fun, even for an average annual salary of $80K. On the positive side, making ridiculous claims for a sugary breakfast cereal or slimy insurance company would be easy-peasy compared to all the times you've had to come up with voice-over responses about how your management is "Hmmm-Hmmm good," or your work is "Yumilicious."

Fun Job No. 2, "Video Game Player," does seem like a good option, especially considering that you already spend a large portion of your workday playing video games. Perhaps you could combine the two careers, adding the professional gamer's $50K annual salary to the puny remuneration you currently collect.

Putting two salaries together would not only double your fun, it could allow you to buy yourself a Ferrari. It's not such a random purchase when you consider that Fun Job No. 4, coming in at a $120K annual salary, is "Ferrari Driving Instructor." I'm not sure why being a Ferrari driving instructor pays so much more than, say, being a Prius driving instructor. I guess you get the big bucks to pay for all the psychiatric help you will need to salve your bruised ego and shattered nerves after spending your days with the obnoxious 1-percenters who can afford to buy Ferraris, not to mention the humiliation you will suffer spending your days wearing a gondolier's outfit.

Fun Job No. 27, "Magician," would be an easy switch for you. Anyone who can pull off the illusion of being an engaged, caring, productive employee should have no problem pulling a rabbit from a hat. Another easy, horizontal move for you would be Fun Job No. 31, "Live Mannequin." The job description for this $100-an-hour job is " human statue." In other words, "you sit frozen in place for hours, with a blank expression on your face, and absolutely nothing on your mind." And yes, I'm quoting from your last job review.

The fun in Fun Job No. 36, "Fire Chief," and Fun Job No. 37, "Cruise Director," has to be the fun outfits you get to wear. Whether you choose to run into a burning building to save a pet poodle or stand at the bow of your cruise ship as it slowly sinks into the sea, you will have the satisfaction that you really do look spiffy.

In your case, I thought the most fun, fun job that paid well might be No. 43, "Medical Test Subject." Though the annual salary is only $50K, the chances that you will still be alive after a year are minimal, so why sweat it? Still, it does make sense for you. Since you already have so many strange diseases and weird disorders, your employers will not have to spend a penny to infect you. This goes double if the medical tests are aimed at finding cures for depression. All it takes for you to be plunged into clinical despair is the sight of your manager coming around the corner. And there is definitely a fortune in store for any drug company that can beat your current medical treatment -- beer.

The one final, big-fun, high-paying position I see for you is actually at The title of their article is "44 Fun Jobs That Pay Well." Their list lists 47 different positions. Clearly, there's a fun, well-paying job at this website for someone who can count.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society

1 posted on 05/03/2014 11:53:20 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The absolute most fun I ever had in a job was as a data-entry specialist at a big commercial collection agency. I couldn’t even begin to describe it, but when I try, people usually end up in stitches. One hundred certifiable lunatics trying to hold their jobs against impossible quotas.

2 posted on 05/03/2014 11:57:13 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Kaslin

Fun Job No.45 - President Of The USA (The way Obama does it)

Fun Job No.46 - Michelle Obama, Professional Vacationer

3 posted on 05/03/2014 12:04:11 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Kaslin

Most fun you can have in your 20’s is being an assistant golf professional. Get it out of your system, play your golf, stay out all night, chase women - but then meet and befriend the rich members that will show you the way towards a career. Get out by age 28!

4 posted on 05/03/2014 12:07:50 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa
3 men arrive at the pearly gate and St. Pete greets them. “Just before I let you in, there is a game I like to play. You tell me your yearly income and I think I can tell you what your occupation was in life.”
The 1st man says he made $380,000 in the last year of his life. St. Pete said, “That's easy, you were a trial lawyer” The 2nd man says he made exactly $124,321. 15 and St. Pete said, “I believe you were an accountant.”
The last man says he could very well have made $12,000 but felt fine getting by on $8,000 for the year. And St. Pete said, “I see, and what was the name of your bluegrass band?”
5 posted on 05/03/2014 12:16:19 PM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Kaslin

Trust me. Voice over is NOT fun. The work is OK but dealing with egos is hell.

6 posted on 05/03/2014 12:19:16 PM PDT by prisoner6 (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered! I AM A FREE MAN!)
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To: Iron Munro

And the #1 funist job ever....Condom tester! ( Not to be confused with Condom Tester’s assistant.)

7 posted on 05/03/2014 12:37:11 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Kaslin

The job I have now is fun. Delivering drugs to nursing homes and old people houses. Drive a nicer car than I own now, see the state and meet interesting people.
Downside is winter driving and night deliveries to people houses who don’t have house numbers.

8 posted on 05/03/2014 1:05:23 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: prisoner6

You’re right. I have done voice-over work. My all-time favorite: “You haf to do it ofer again. Your pronunviation is atro-atro. It’s badt.” The guy was paying $30 for the talent fee.

9 posted on 05/03/2014 2:12:55 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Iron Munro

I like your addition.

10 posted on 05/03/2014 2:53:45 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Kaslin

Most fun job?. . .Fighter Pilot, Zipper-Suited Sun-Gawd.

11 posted on 05/03/2014 3:16:26 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Kaslin

I wanted to be a grief counselor, but I couldn’t get the knack of making balloon animals.

12 posted on 05/03/2014 3:18:17 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Hulka

“Most fun job?. . .Fighter Pilot, Zipper-Suited Sun-Gawd”

I agree. In what other branch of the service can you retreat at Mach 1+?

I like my current job. Charter pilot.

13 posted on 05/03/2014 3:42:33 PM PDT by CFIIIMEIATP737
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To: Beagle8U
And the #1 funist job ever....

Diesel Fitter.

(Only works if you have heard the joke)

14 posted on 05/03/2014 9:54:02 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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You do know there are two types of aircraft. . .Fighters (me). . . and Ttargets (that would be you. . .hah)


15 posted on 05/04/2014 9:36:33 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Kaslin

If you love what you are doing, is it really work?

16 posted on 05/04/2014 9:58:27 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

Not in biblical context

17 posted on 05/04/2014 10:05:01 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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