For the majority of working adults getting into work on time and performing at your very best five days a week can be a task that even the most ardent of professionals find hard. But no matter what you do, your job is probably stress-free and safe compared to most of these past jobs.
1. Rat Catchers
If you live in a big city, then you’re probably aware that sewer rats aren’t pretty. Not only are they riddled with diseases but they’re also very smart and aren’t afraid to approach humans (one only has to fall asleep on a New York subway at night to know that). But before the days of Pest Control and their ilk, people across Europe were paid to catch rats to prevent outbreaks of illnesses that were proving detrimental to many economies workforces.