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new reasons/passions to rise in the AM/PM?!

who doesn't know someone in need of a job, or perhaps more accurately, searching for a new opportunity, new horizons, the road less travelled or "simply" (!) a satisfying, rewarding (not just soulfully or just remuneratively) career or adventure? to help us all the ever so brilliant vitamin q offers a list of

the sixty strangest job titles in the usa:

acrobatic rigger ~ sets up equipment for acrobatic troupes
air hole driller ~ operates machine which makes holes in smoking pipes
babbitter ~ adds alloy to metal workpieces
back washer ~ operates machine for washing sliver (a continuous textile strand)
bed rubber ~ operates machine which smoothes stone blocks
bit shaver ~ smoothes mouthpieces of smoking pipes
bobbin loose-end finder ~ finds and ties broken thread on winding machines
brilliandeer-lopper ~ uses a machine to cut and shape diamonds
bucket chucker ~ operates machine for smoothing inside surface of buckets
cake stripper ~ operates a machine used in the cottonseed oil business
carroter ~ conditions fur for use in felt hat manufacture
chick sexer ~ inserts illuminating tool into baby birds to determine gender
debubblizer ~ operates equipment which removes bubbles from plastics
dolly pusher ~ moves camera equipment around scene of tv recording / broadcast
end frazer ~ operates machinery used in manufacturer of stems for smoking pipes
flatcar whacker ~ maintains and repairs logging rail cars
fur blower ~ runs machinery for fumigating and cleaning furs
gambreler ~ hangs animal carcases on hooks ready for preparation
gang knife fish chopper ~ chops fish into pieces for canning
getterer ~ applies solution to wires in lamp manufacture
grizzly worker ~ breaks rock and ore on quarry conveyor belts and chutes
hair-boiler operator ~ operates high temperature vats for curling animal hair
hand nailer ~ assembles wooden boxes, pallets and packing cases
horse identifier ~ verifies horses at racetracks
jet wiper ~ wipes spinnerettes through which strands of rayon are produced
lag screwer ~ inserts bolts in table legs
last putter-away - sorts and stores shoe moulds
lingo cleaner - cleans metal heddles used in jacquard loom harnesses
mother repairer ~ improves metal phonograph record matrices
napper tender ~ operates machinery which gives socks a fluffy appearance
nut steamer ~ immerses almonds, pecans etc in hot water to soften shells
odd bundle worker ~ arranges tobacco leaves on conveyor belt
odd shoe examiner ~ examines shoe uppers for defective parts
oyster floater ~ spreads shellfish in container to keep fresh / remove impurities
poultry offal icer ~ shovels ice into chicken waste parts to avoid spoiling
quill buncher-and-sorter ~ arranges feather types for use in dusters
redye hand ~ sorts and bags hose and panty hose for redying
roving sizer ~ checks output of woollen carding machines
rug hooker ~ operates device to make piles on rugs and carpets
scarf gluer ~ joins together plywood panels
sea-foam-kiss maker ~ makes candy kisses and puts them on wax paper to harden
ski topper ~ operates machine that fits plastic strips onto skis
skull grinder ~ cleans ear and nose passages of brained pig heads
smash hand ~ repairs broken yarns on a loom
smoke jumper ~ parachutes in to endangered ares to combat forest fires
snailer ~ operates machine which polishes and inscribes clocks and watches
soft crab shedder ~ helps crabs to shed hard shells so they can be sold as soft-shell crabs
sulky driver ~ takes charge of two-wheel, horse-drawn carriages in races
sumatra opener ~ unbales and stacks tobacco
targeteer ~ tests accuracy and functionality of weapons
top waddy ~ organises groups of cowpunchers on a range (also known as top screw)
trip follower ~ posts positions of aircraft on a flight-following board
tubber ~ tends tumbling machines which clean items to be used as jewellery
unscrambler ~ controls movement on food processing conveyor belts
wax-ball knock-out worker ~ removes wax forms from insides of new basketballs
whizzer ~ operates felt-hat drying machinery
winterizer ~ operates chilling machine for removing stearin from vegetable oils
worm picker ~ patrols grassy areas to find worms for fishing bait
wrinkle chaser ~ uses various tools to remove defects from new shoes
yeast pusher ~ transfers yeast from fermenting cellar to storage tanks