Feeling tired of the straight and narrow? Are you desperate to follow a slightly crooked path? There’s a whole batch of occupations out there which enable the criminally inclined to act in illegal ways within the law. Here are a few examples of eyebrow-raising jobs that career advisors frequently forget to mention.
Just Say Yes
In March 2010, John Moores University (JMU) in Liverpool controversially began a research project into the effects of mephedrone, also known as “Miaow Miaow”, using two students as human guinea pigs. Anyone keen to not stay clean should search for similar opportunities. The JMU research project was abandoned in August 2010, but Pete Doherty continues to submit application forms.
Big and Burly? Apply Within
credit: J Mark Dodds
In rare cases, it’s actually legal for bailiffs to break into people’s homes and seize items to recover outstanding debts, but only if they have a magistrates’ warrant and are recovering debts owed to the Magistrates’ Court or HM Revenue & Customs. Not a job for the nice-natured or faint-hearted, possessing the demeanour of a Rottweiler will stand you in good stead.
OK To TWOC
Like taking people’s cars? Become a repo man. If a person has fallen behind with their payments a debt collector can legally take a car from a driveway, or even an unlocked garage, without the owner’s consent. Where on Earth do they learn to break into cars so easily? Is there a special school in Dagenham?
And Not a Parrot in Sight
Max Hardberger. Sourced from the Wikimedia Commons
The scourge of pirates throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, Max Hardberger is a ‘vessel repossession specialist’, which means he steals stolen ships back from pirates and returns them to safe waters. A controversial figure, Hardberger makes $100,000 a ship, so light-fingered seafarers may wish to follow in his wake.
Steal Yourself a New Job
Is your past more chequered than a chess board? Fear not, a lucrative career as a security consultant could soon open up before you like an unlocked window. For example, take former burglar Bob Portenier, who took from quite a few people, but now shares the secrets of burglars, so that security can be enhanced in homes and businesses.
Be Someone, Become Someone Else
Frank Abagnale. Sourced from the Wikimedia Commons
While identity theft is generally frowned upon, pretending to be someone else can be a fun way to make a living. Las Vegas is stuffed full with Elvis impersonators mimicking the King of Rock and Hot Dog Rolls, who left the building in 1977. Alternatively, you could follow in the footsteps of infamous impostor Frank Abagnale, immortalised in Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can, and swap identity theft for lecturing on crime at the FBI academy.
Hacking for the Man
The perfect job for anyone who grew up watching WarGames, being a “white hat” ethical hacker entails testing computer security systems by attempting various ways to infiltrate the network. The work of the ethical hacker is vital to organisations that need absolute internet security. Not to be confused with the hacking exploits of China or the former staff of the News of the World.
There we have it: career options to build up an alternative CV, without building up a criminal record, brought to you by recruitment agencies directory, AgencyCentral.co.uk.