Of all the odd jobs, this one seems to have gained popularity the most recently and most quickly. With the release of hot new gadgets from companies like Apple (AAPL) have come long lines for folks waiting to get their hands on the newest product — and naturally, the new, weird job of line waiter.
According to CNN Money, odd-jobs hiring service TaskRabbit was advertising for such jobs in its recent “Skip the Line” campaign centered around the recent iPhone 5S and 5C release. The suggested rate was $14 per hour.
In some cases, though, this new jobs has caused controversy. In California, for example, a man recruited dozens of homeless folks to buy iPhones for him — a move that not only fell through and ended in fistfights, but that many advocacy groups said took advantage of people already struggling.