50 Shocking Examples of Jobs That Pay an Absurd Amount for Minimal Work

Hey there, have you ever wondered if your job is a bit… underwhelming in the effort-to-paycheck ratio?

Well, you’re not alone. Dive into the world of cushy gigs with our list of jobs so overpaid and underworked, you might just be tempted to swipe right on a career overhaul! Without further ado, let’s roll out the red carpet for these champions of the work-minimum, earn-maximum philosophy.

“Gillette ‘engineers’ – they took 5 years to go from 3 blades to 4”

“Gillette ‘engineers’ – they took 5 years to go from 3 blades to 4”

International Olympic Committee Members with Excessive Demands and Luxuries

“Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). They’ve had a lengthy history of excessive demands ($4 million US spent on “entertainment” in Nagano, traffic lanes dedicated to IOC members during the games, etc.)

They make very few decisions, all of which are politically motivated. They travel extensively and are paid well for it:

“Although technically a volunteer, the IOC President receives a yearly “allowance” of $251,000 and lives rent-free in a five-star hotel and spa in Switzerland. “

The Ghostly IT Director

“my IT director.. he’s never around, automates his email, and he has his own company”

The Hit-or-Miss Life of a “Regional VP”

“If someone else is “Regional VP” they are either drowning in responsibilities working 70 hrs a week; or they have absolutely nothing to do other than collecting a check.”

Ferrari Strategists in the Pits

“Ferrari strategist”

US Govt Contractors with High Security Clearances

“Generally, US govt contractor positions requiring high security clearances. Entry level pay isn’t that high, but once you’re cleared other contractors will offer bigger bucks because you can get cleared with them quickly. Jump from one to another, wait two years, do it again, lather, rinse, repeat.”

Vice President of Reward for Millionaires

“My mum from whom I am estranged works as the vice president of reward at an international company. She basically arranges contracts so millionaires can get more money and gets paid 189,000 pounds a year for it. Even she thinks it’s ridiculous.”

FIFA President Scoring Big Off the Field

“President of FIFA”

The Mighty Admins of Universities

“About two-thirds of the upper-level admins at the university I work for.”

The Babysitter with a Hundred Dollar Night

“One night I babysat three kids for about 2 hours or so. The kids went to bed when I got there, and the parents had left dinner out for me, so all I did was eat their food and watch their TV and pet their dogs.

When they got home the mom paid me $100. I told her that was way too much. She slurred “Don’t worry about it, I’m drunk.” And then I noticed her fly was down.

So that was the most over paid job ever lol.”

Commercial Airline Pilots: Overpaid or Underpaid?

“My uncle was a commercial airline pilot. He described his job as “vastly overpaid in normal circumstances and vastly underpaid in emergency situations.””

Hospital Upper Management Raking in the Millions

“Hospital CEO’s… and actually almost all hospital upper management. There are so many layers of management that many of them barely step foot into a healthcare facility EVER, let alone EVER speak to a patient, yet all of them make 6, 7, 8 figure salaries plus mega bonuses. My hospital network CEO makes $11 million salary not including bonuses, which bothers me, but bothers me even more are all the board members and shit directly under him making nearly as much. It’s hundreds of millions of wasted money paid to the people trying to screw staff out of good pay and screwing patients into paying big bills.”

The Overnight Shelter Staff’s Chill Shift

“My last job in college, before starting my career. I was an overnight shelter staff for transitional housing. Since these clients were basically back up on their feet by the time they arrived, they were pretty self-sufficient. I was paid about 25% higher than other night-shift jobs I could get at the time, and on most nights all I had to do was make one pot of coffee. The rest of the time I could watch TV, play video games, do personal chores, etc… The one job that I know was better was their overnight sleeper, since we had to have two staff at all times. As implied, this dude made a well-above minimum wage rate to just sleep there on the weekends.”

The Enlightening Life of a Life Coach

“Life coach”

The Laid-Back In-House Legal Counsel

“In-House Legal for a corporation. I basically browsed the internet most of the day in my office, maybe reviewed one or two standardized contracts and occasionally sat in during a firing. I made $80k a year plus benefits.”

These folks have found the pinnacle of the pay-grade mountain and are laughing all the way to the bank. It’s your turn now – maybe it’s time to polish up that resume!