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What is a unique job that you've only seen in your country?

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The gondolier,

the gondolier is the one who leads the gondola, the famous Venetian boat. This work is one of the rarest in the world, and you must come from a family of gondoliers to be able to do it, which makes it one of the most difficult jobs to get.

Years of training and a lot of skill are required to operate the gondola. At the moment some Venetian gondolier families have a monopoly on this attractive gondola and have huge profits. Gondolas are very expensive, some are worth more than a million dollars.


There are a few unique jobs that are very local to my country - India.

Professional Mourners - A group of ladies are tasked with mourning when someone passes away. These ladies visit the house, mourn loudly and cry. The idea is that the family must let go of their emotions once someone has passed away. However, it is likely that due to social pressure or just different upbringing, the family members won't end up mourning or crying. But these mourners help families realise their loss and reconcile with it.

To be fair, the custom is still prevalent in China and was in Egypt.

More - https://www.scoopwhoop.com/rudaalis-of-rajasthan-sell-their-tears-at-funerals/

PaanWala: Have you ever seen a vendor selling betel leaves and areca nuts anywhere besides India? The combination of herbs, tobacco, green edible leaf and hard nuts is popular in India. Some variants are also available tobacco free.

More - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paan

Mumbai Dabbawalas - The dabbawalas constitute a lunchbox delivery and return system that delivers hot lunches from homes and restaurants to people at work in India, especially in Mumbai. 

More - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dabbawala

  1. A lift personnel- to operate a lift.
  2. Garbage Scavengers

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Most Unique Job in India would be of that guy who shows the saree by wearing it himself. xD

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You can find more Unique Jobs in India than anywhere else.

1. Professional Caretakers( experienced elders) for Pregnant women and work after birth of Infant.( Smooth Handling and Bathing 1 to 8 month baby is huge task).

Ex : We paid 10k a Month to take care my sister's Baby and she did a wonderful job.

2. Black ticket Seller in Cinema Theaters

3. Selling Stamps and Bonds outside every kind of Govt Office.( This is where Corruption Starts)

4. Poojari is a unique Job that can be found in India.

5. Pirated Books and DVD seller.


In India, if there is any small event happening at one's place on a very short notice , we have a person appointed who will go to all your local relatives and will invite them personally by ringing their door bell and shouting from the main door saying that you have been invited by this particular person at this particular place and time.

I don't thing this culture is being followed in any other country , mostly people sends post cards, mails or telephone for these kind of occasions..


Snake Charmer (India)

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