If analytics have told us anything in the past few months it’s that you like this oldie but goodie! So here it is again, we still think it’s pretty relevant and would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section. Enjoy!
One of the hardest things about living in Los Angeles and going to the office every morning is that no one else seems to have to work. There are always people who are just “hanging out” any time of day: sitting in coffee shops, reading the newspaper, walking their dog, surfing, working out at the gym, shopping… you name it. People of all ages… and I’m pretty good at picking out the tourists. So, I always find myself wondering, “What do they do for a living?”
I know what I’m doing outside. In the past, I was either freelancing or unemployed. These days, our company works 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., so my morning run at the beach begins when most other people start their work day. But those leisurely men and women can’t all possibly work the same hours I do, or be freelancers, unemployed or independently wealthy. They don’t all have babies with them, so they’re not stay-at-home anythings and they’re too chipper to have just finished a night shift.
I’ve thought long and hard about it and came up with this list of possible careers for these freebirds:
- anything in showbiz: actors, singers, producers, directors, etc. (this is L.A.)
- anything related to sales: real estate agents, sales representatives, telemarketers, envelope stuffers
- domestic services: nannies, dog walkers, housekeepers, butlers, yacht captains
- entrepreneurs: business owners (online/offline), people who sell things on eBay
- anything nightlife oriented: bartenders, servers, cocktail waitresses, club promoters, security guards, DJs
- independent contractors: writers, editors, anything in construction, personal trainers
- anyone who works “3 days on, 4 days off” shifts (or on call): firemen, policemen, nurses, doctors
- people in the travel industry: flight attendants, pilots, travel agents, tour operators
- people who review things: film and restaurants critics, secret shoppers
- seasonal employees: amusement park/waterpark employees, ski instructors, sailing instructors, summer camp operators
- blogging or running an internet business: ebay, writing for a blog, affiliate marketing, etc.
Please share your ideas in the comments section.