The 13 Weirdest Jobs You Can Get On Craiglist

The 13 Weirdest Jobs You Can Get On Craiglist
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For many years now, Craigslist has been used for everything from dating strangers who are most likely serial killers to buying cars and appliances which have likely been owned by a serial killer. But despite its age, Craigslist also represents the future. Specifically, a future in which any everyday task can be turned into a shitty job for low pay. We talked with Bryon and Jordan, both of whom have spent years doing random odd shit they found posted on Craigslist. Things like ...

"The posting was headlined, 'Scare my child. Will pay,'" says Bryon. "I had to inquire." It turned out to be exactly as stupid as what you're expecting. A father wanted a stranger to scare his child straight.

"It turned out his nine-year-old son was doing poorly at school, and the guy didn't know how to get him studying. He took away video games, his phone, everything. I came in at 2:15, right before he got home, and with the dad's OK, hid behind his bed. Soon his son had come home, and as soon as he did, I popped up and said, 'You better study!' It was at that point that I realized maybe this wasn't the best way to do things, because he screamed and started yelling for his dad. It took a while to calm him down, and when his mom came home, she was FURIOUS ... She almost called the police until the dad told her he was paying me."

We're actually not sure the money changing hands makes this legal. "I regret doing this one so much, because in hindsight, this was such a bad idea."

"I was paid $40 to wait in a car on some residential street," says Bryon. "[The guy] said he might need a ride from there, and didn't want it to be from Uber because he would need it immediately. He stressed that it wasn't for anything illegal when I asked him and only said, 'I'll need you only if I can't drive away.' I had no idea what that meant, but I thought maybe he would get drunk and need a ride home." OK, but why would he have needed that immediately instead of waiting for an Uber or cab?

He never found out, but Bryon figured 40 bucks was 40 bucks. He sat at the appointed spot and waited. "The two hours go by, and he calls exactly at the end and said, 'I don't need you. The situation worked itself out. Thanks.' That was that. I still don't know what that was all about ..."


The 13 Weirdest Jobs You Can Get On Craiglist

For many years now, Craigslist has been used for everything from dating strangers who are most likely serial killers to buying cars and appliances which have likely been owned by a serial killer. But despite its age, Craigslist also represents the future. Specifically, a future in which any everyday task can be turned into a shitty job for low pay. We talked with Bryon and Jordan, both of whom have spent years doing random odd shit they found posted on Craigslist. Things like … “The posting was headlined, ‘Scare my child. Will pay,'” says Bryon. “I had to inquire.” It turned out to be exactly as stupid as what you’re expecting. A father wanted a stranger to scare his […]

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