The Most Boring Jobs in USA

Most of us have seen “The Office” or the movie “Office Space.” Scenes of the daily-drudgery fill the screen and give a comedic look at boring jobs in boring locations. If you think these representations are bad, imagine having to work boring jobs that inspired such cinematic satires.

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
                                                 Steve Jobs


Constructions typically pays a good, solid living wage. There are some construction jobs that pay well but come with the high price of supreme boringness. Flag-persons stand in one location for up to 10 – 12 hours per day, turning a sign back and forth, helping to regulate traffic through the work zone. Beyond the mind-numbing banality, flag-persons often have foot and knee issues and are routinely sun-burnt.


If you have ever felt bored and frustrated having to enter, re-enter, and then enter your information again into an online website, imagine entering data into those little data-fields everyday up to eight hours per shift. Data-entry clerks sit in a small cubicle and enter raw data into entry fields all day. Carpal-tunnel syndrome and the soul-crushing dull combine to make data-entry one of the most boring jobs anywhere.

Parking Lot Attendant

In most major US cities, parking is scarce or expensive. Paid parking lots keep vehicles off street in a relatively safe environment. The people who stand guard at the front of the lots, often in tiny booths, get rewarded with low wages and a level of boring that gets close to data-entry. Many lot attendants do nothing but take the paper slips and make change for eight-hour shifts.

Dry Cleaner Assistant

Taking orders, moving stacks of other people’s clothing, and making sure each article is pressed and sealed into plastic, all in an industrial setting with fluorescent lights make dry cleaning assistant positions one of the most boring jobs one could imagine in the USA. The work in dry cleaners is also hot and steamy, as many of the machines use steam or hot water to get the clothing sparkling and ready for the customer.

Car Wash Worker

The 1970s comedy movie “Car Wash” deals with the drudgery of working in a car wash. Car wash workers often work in stations, doing the same task such as sponging or wiping, for eight-hour shifts. The pay is low and many times these workers get stiffed on tips as a reward for the boring conditions they try to endure to get a slice of the America Dream.

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How to Become an Au Pair?

An au pair is much like a nanny, except it involves rendering your childcare and some household services in another country. Quite often young women attend higher education and work at learning the new country’s language while they attend to the required domestic responsibilities. This is a live-in position, where the au pair is treated as an equal member of the family. This means that you would take your meals with the family, and attend activities with them, as well. You would be allowed your own room in the family house. However, you should read the contract, between the parents and yourself, carefully. Make sure that you agree with all the provisions and requirements.

Basic Requirements

The basic requirements to become an au pair may vary from country to country and between household to household. Many young women become au pairs in Australia, France, Germany, Finland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Canada. Au pairs are also employed in the U.S., from outside countries. However, au pairs from the U.S. are often prized for their ability as English teachers for the children.

  • General age: 17 to 30 years
  • Minimal child care experience
  • No drug use, smoking is sometimes allowed
  • Conversational language abilities, in the country’s spoken language
  • Committed to certain period, usually 6 to 12 months

Education and Resume

If you are planning an au pair experience in your future, work at engaging in activities and education that will add to your resume, and so add to your choices of opportunities. Don’t discount the babysitting you have done as childcare experience. However, look for opportunities to volunteer, or work, for childcare at church, recreational facilities and day cares. Take classes in early childcare, ages newborn, toddlers, to age 10. Take a conversational language class of the countries primary language. There are short-term au pair preparedness trainings, which certainly would be of benefit.

A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.

Paulo Coelho

When putting together your resume, start with a list of your experiences, education and any special abilities or skills. Work at phrasing these items in a professional manner. Gather references and include copies with your resume. The more you can offer, the more au pair choices you will have. Remember, your resume is the first introduction you will have to a host family. It is true that you will be working with children, but your resume should not look childish. You are a professional and your resume should reflect that.

Host Family

Once you have narrowed your choices down for an au pair position, ask a lot of questions. Perhaps you have already read the contract over. Verbally confirm any areas of the contract that you are unsure of, or for which you just want verification. Before heading off to a new country, learn the customs and travel cautions. Get to know as much as you can about the country and area of the host family. It’s always nice to bring something very specific from your country, as a gift to the host family. Disney movies, in English, are great gifts for children.

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You Can Run A Business Even While in School

You don’t need to be a college graduate to run a business these days. There are many types of businesses that even a college student can be trusted to operate on a regular basis. The Internet has made it possible for almost anyone to run a company.

All It Takes Is A Good Idea

Businesses thrive on good ideas. This means that you can take an idea for a product or service and run wild with it. Online marketing makes it possible for a college student to get his idea out there without having to spend a lot of time or money. All you need is to have an idea that goes viral. Auction sites like eBay make it easier to ship goods without having to have an actual store.

Use Affiliates to Sell Your Goods

Affiliate marketing allows a company to let its customers find more customers. In exchange for a commission, the affiliate goes out and tells others how great your product is. This can lead to more sales and more revenues for your company. Your business can be expanding all while you are sitting around watching TV at night.

Don’t wait for the right moment to start the business – it never arrives. Start whenever. Now.

Lauris Liberts

Electronic Tracking Makes Keeping Track of Your Goods A Breeze

You don’t need to be a merchandising expert to run an online business. All you need is the right software program to keep track of inventory. Having a smartphone makes it even easier to keep track of all your records while on the go. Credit reader apps make it possible for a business to make sales wherever the phone is available. This works well when those in your biology lecture decide that buying your product is more interesting than listening to the professor.

Running a business does not have to be a complicated endeavour. A good business simply needs a good idea and the means to deliver that idea to the market. Technology and new marketing techniques make it easier than ever to market an idea and bring it to the market. It doesn’t always take a business degree to make it big in the world of business.