15 of the Weirdest Jobs We’ve Ever Heard Of

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Oshiya

An “oshiya” is a real job in Japan where people are paid to go to train stations during rush hour and push people onto the trains so that as many people as possible can fit into the train (and also so that everyone is crammed like they are in a sardine can). Being an oshiya essentially means that you are a professional pusher. That’s right – getting paid to push people. If that’s not one of the weirdest jobs out there, I don’t know what is.

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Chris is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and FIlm. He has been writing for TVOvermind and Uncoached for two years and has written about numerous different television shows and pop culture topics. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13).
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