You’ve definitely seen this guy before: he stands on the street corner, holding up a huge sign that advertises $100 off if you drop what you’re doing and move into the local condominium. He’s sometimes dressed strangely, in a chicken costume or zebra outfit. He also dances non-stop to music that no one but him can hear, shaking his arms wildly and kicking up his legs. This is often accompanied by him spinning the sign with a great flourish. His job title is technically ‘Small Business Promoter’, but he’s really the Dancing Guy on Street Corner.
The position inevitably pays minimum wage, without benefits. And while it may look like fun to spend the day in 100 degree weather dancing up a storm, it turns out that it’s actually pretty miserable. You look like an idiot, you’re not allowed to take bathroom breaks, and you have to regularly dodge beer bottles thrown at you by drunken teenagers. That said, there is some value to this job – it serves as a cautionary tale for people about what could happen if you don’t study hard in school.