Saturday, September 05, 2009

Idiot, witch, baseball glove among Canada's earliest jobs

Barry Artiste Op/Ed


Course FART SNIFFER, a Job to determine stomach ailments and cures for one Researcher in the 1930s sure must have been a plum assignment, certainly a hot topic at dinner parties when one asks, )at a safe distance) pray tell, what do you do for a living sir?



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Trudge to work. Nod at the Boss. Stare at a screen.


Come home. Eat. TV. Sleep.


Repeat.


That’s the real Labour Day for most Canadians.


But once upon a time, work wasn’t always as typically boring as it is today.


In fact, back in the day, many Canadians earned a living in some pretty novel ways.




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