Got An Interesting Or Unique Job? Do Tell Us All About It

Do you get paid to be set aflame for the amusement of others? Let us know... (photo: Don Buciak II)

Do you get paid to be set aflame for the amusement of others? Let us know… (photo: Don Buciak II)

When you tell people what you do for a living, do people look at you strangely? Do some folks tell you they had no idea that you could actually get paid to do what you do. Perhaps you’re a submarine designer, or you give tours of abandoned subway tunnels. Maybe you run a roller derby league, or sit at a machine all day making a part for a product that everyone uses but most people don’t even think about. If so, we want to hear your story.

We’d like to run periodic, short Q&As with people from all walks of life who have jobs that most of us would never think of doing, or didn’t even know exist. So if you’d like to suggest yourself or someone you know, send a brief e-mail with “ODDJOBS” in the subject to tips@consumerist.com and short answers to the following questions:

1. Describe your job in a sentence or two.

2. How did you get into this line of work?

3. Is this a career, or just what you’re doing now?

4. If you weren’t doing this job, what would you want to be doing?

We may follow up with additional questions if needed, but we will not publish anyone’s full name or name their employer because we’re not out to get anyone into trouble.