Which job would you choose?
Blog Guy, I need some of your famous career advice. I have a dead-end job selling lunch meat door-to-door, and I’m looking for something different.
You betcha! I’m not really a morning person. Evening work suits me best.
Then I may have your dream job. You should consider being one of the 44 people employed to kill rats at night in Mumbai, like these guys in the pictures.
OMG I think I’m going to barf! How do they kill them?
The caption says they use an “improvised stick,” whatever that is. Personally, if I had to show up night after night to beat rats to death, I think I’d bring a real stick, but maybe that’s just me.
That’s not a good plan. Your quota is 30 rats a night. You have to bring them a bag of carcasses every morning to prove it.
Well, thanks, it’s good to know about this. I’ll weigh this rat killing job with my other option.
Running for the Republican presidential nomination.
Okay, it’s your call, but I know which choice most people would make…
Top: Worker tries to kill a rat with an improvised stick at a garbage dump, October 18, 2011.
Left: Worker carries dead rats in a plastic sack through an alley in a slum area, on the outskirts of Mumbai October 18, 2011.
REUTERS photos by Danish Siddiqui