All the experts will tell you that it is unrealistic to find a job that you completely love, but what do they know? If you fit into any of these scenarios, you are most likely the person in your friend group who usually has all the gist and information on every and anybody. You simply enjoy hearing the juicy details of other people’s lives -no judgement- I know you just can’t help yourself.
You get hyper excited when a friend texts you saying “Guess what?” and I bet you have caught yourself a few times being a little too interested in other people’s conversations that you happened to be eavesdropping on.
If this is you, then I’ve got the perfect job for you. People are getting paid for this exact skill set and because we are all about getting money this year, I have curated a list of professions you should consider ASAP.
1. Hair Stylist or Nail Tech
I don’t know what kind of conversations are had in barber shops but I’ve been to hair salons long enough to know that women discuss the craziest things there, especially when they bring their friends along. And most times, they don’t do it in whispers. All you need is the ability to keep a straight face while enjoying premium gist and get paid for it! And even if they don’t discuss anything, salon drama will entertain you to no end. Who knows when the next celebrity salon face-off will happen or when someone will run into their husband’s sugar baby? You could end this career with a book deal and write a collection of stories that will rival Damilare Kuku’s Nearly All The Men In Lagos Are Mad.
2. Uber Driver
If you know anyone who has this job, you’ll know that they have stories for days. Omo, the lies you will hear! The phone conversations you will eavesdrop on, the makeout sessions you will witness through your rear view mirror! The upside of this career is that you will never have a boring work day. The downside? You might develop trust issues because witnessing firsthand how much, how often and how smoothly people lie to their significant others will have you questioning a lot, but that’s a very small price to pay for premium entertainment right?
3. Delivery Driver / Gift Company Owner
I’ll just go ahead and call you the custodian of information. You will know who is double dating by how many people they send gifts or deliveries to, who has offended their significant other (you might not get a back story but at least you will know something we don’t), who is a sugar baby to a married man, who just ordered a dildo, BDSM kit or an extra spicy lingerie set and is about to have the best night of their life. You see? the possibilities are endless! You will be in your bag and in their business. It does not get juicier than this. You and your partner will never lack subject matter for your pillow talk.
4. Human Resources Manager
It is literally your business to be in your colleagues business. You will know that Bolanle, the front desk officer’s salary and her small oil perfume business cannot pay for that 26 inch bone straight on her head, but okay. You will know the real reason Paul from accounting was fired from his last job and that they have started interviewing people to take over Chidera’s role. You will be swimming in tea and even though you are under obligation to not say anything to anyone, your office bestie does not count.
5. Medical Personnel
Doctors, nurses and therapists are in over their heads in people’s business. Forget about the seven plus years you will need to spend studying any of these courses, once you start to hear the craziest stories and witness scenes that you were sure could only be scripted, the years will be worth it. The downside of this one is that you will be under oath to keep all this gist to yourself but how many times have you said “I swear” and then gone ahead to tell a lie? Also, you will be in your bag big time!
Yes, we know, you’re grateful. You’re welcome. Don’t say we have not done anything for you. Leave that your boring job and follow your nose to your dream job today.