Monday, April 9, 2012

Strange Job



Welcome back to Strange Jobs week at OPOD. I post the picture, and you have to figure out what the person is doing. I will fill you in tomorrow on what the correct answer is. So, what do you think the woman above is doing for a living?

12 comments:

  1. I bet this very patient lady is looking for the serial numbers on burnt currency, the goal being to replace the damaged bills.

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  2. That would be my guess also

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  3. I hope everyone had a nice Easter. I'm thinking that she is some sort of early crime scene forensic examiner. Maybe looking for finger prints? That chair doesn't look very comfortable.

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  4. I also think she is identifying damaged currency.

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  5. I think that she is piecing patially burnt photographs together.

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  6. Sadly, with my modern day sensibilities I immediately thought she was handling drugs. I look forward to the correct answer.

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  7. stamps mb?
    oldbear !

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  8. I'm pretty sure I have seen this woman, possibly in an old Pete Smith newsreel (he did many serious and informative ones, not just the gag-filled "Specialty" series)and she was piecing together badly damaged currency to reconstruct at least 50% of any bills she could, to reimburse whomever turned it in.

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  9. You are all wrong. She is putting an old map back together again. It only looks burned beyond recognition because this phoot is black and white. PS you can tell who the "Gen Y" reader is can't you. I have no earthly idea and I can't imagine why someone would be paid to piece together destroyed currency. I eagerly anticipate the answer though! :)

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  10. She's an archaelogist, and puttin together pieces of clay vase or old manuscript like the qumran scrolls.

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  11. It is obvious that she is sorting and categorizing belly button lint. The job didn't pay all that much but it was vital to national security.

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