What’s the weirdest job title at your organisation? Workopolis has a manager of first impressions, who sits at the front desk to direct visitors and callers.
- Full time wiener peeler – wanted by a hotdog plant, the advertisement for this job called for “talented people who are passionate about making a positive impact in their professional and personal lives every day”. And who presumably enjoy removing sausage casings for a living.
- Erection superintendent – it’s not nearly as salacious as it sounds. This job involves supervising erections – of the construction variety.
- S&M coordinator – some jobs, such as the sales and marketing coordinator, should rethink the need for abbreviations.
- Chick sexer – much like the erection superintendent role, this isn’t a teenager’s idea of a dream job. It actually involves distinguishing the gender of baby chickens to determine which feeding programmes they will receive.
- Expert upsetter – chances are, you probably feel like you’ve met a few of these already. In reality, it involves setting up and operating a closed-die forging machine.
- Ghost hunter – this one is actually exactly how it sounds, but is required for the purpose of reality television.
- Animal colourist – this role literally involves colouring animals – dyeing them for roles in movies and advertising campaigns. If you’ve ever wanted to turn a pony into a zebra, this is the role for you.
- Travel space agent – it’s yet to really take off, but Virgin Galactic, the world’s first space tourism business, is up and running – complete with an accredited travel agent.
- Hair boiler – another literal job title, hair boilers oversee vats that boil animal hair to curl it for hair-based products.
Anyone can be a coordinator, manager or officer, but some job titles are true head scratchers. HRM tracked down the best job titles from around the world and some are truly impressive.