Think your job sucks? Just be glad you don’t belong to one of these ancient professions.
It’s not that farfetched to think that in the future most current jobs might not exist. Advancing technology is making more and more professions – especially manual jobs – basically redundant.
But that’s just the way it goes, because it’s nothing new for some jobs to disappear as society moves forward. Sometimes, though, it’s for the better. Before machinery, people had some utterly bizarre jobs because they simply needed to get done.
Here are some of the strangest jobs in history that have fallen by the wayside, oddee.com wrote.
Construction of buildings and skyscrapers is a job that often takes months, if not years – but not for this construction company in Changsha, China. Broad Group, a Chinese enterprise that has many verticals, one of which is sustainable development, created a splash on the Internet by building a 10-storey residential building in a little over a day – 28 hours and 45 minutes, to be precise.
It appears not everyone struggled to kill time during lockdown. There were people who used it to let their imagination fly and creativity take shape. In northwest England, a woman used the ample free time in her hands to completely transform her dull kitchen. Billie Jo Welsby used thousands of 1p coins to decorate parts of the walls of her kitchen, which now twinkle and glitter even if a hint of light enters the area. Welsby shared a number of photographs on Facebook of the decorated kitchen as well as how it looked before she ramped it up, ndtv.com wrote.
The Iranian desert is peppered with long-abandoned caravansaries, sprawling inns centered around large rectangular courtyards where caravans of merchants would rest, trade, and stay the night before continuing their long journey along the Silk Road.