50 poslova u 50 različitih država za samo 50 sedmica

 

Iako je do nedavno bio i bez posla i bez krova nad glavom, Amerikanac Den Sediki -Daniel Seddiqui- je uspio da dobije 50 poslova u 50 različitih država za samo 50 sedmica.

Bivši ekonomski analitičar shvatio je da je napravio dug od 150.000 dolara kako bi završio dodatne studije iz oblasti ekonomije. Sediki je u to vreme bio očajan – bez posla i krova nad glavom. Čak su ga i roditelji slali na grupnu terapiju kako bi pronašao posao.

Jednog dana je odlučio da dokaže svima da je moguće zaposliti se u vrijeme krize i svima rekao da će isprobati što više poslova za godinu dana. Den je 50 sedmica radio najrazličitije poslove – hvatao je jastoge, dirigovao džez orkestrom, prezentovao vremensku prognozu na televiziji, planirao venčanja u Las Vegasu… Sada se, pak, sprema da napiše knjigu o njegovim nevjerovatnim iskustvima.

“Ponekad nisam mogao sebi ni hranu da priuštim. Onda sam rekao sebi što je dosta, dosta je”, objašnjava Sediki i dodaje da je zatim odlučio da se u svakom državi oproba u poslovima po kojima je najpoznatija.

Tako je, na primjer, postao koordinator venčanja u Las Vegasu i pripremio dve ceremonije, da bi potom otišao u Nju Orleans i postao muzički koordinator u jednom džez orkestru.

“Na početku su vlasnici kompanija bili sumnjičavi. Mislili su da nisam dovoljno stručan, ali bi ih ubrzo uvjerio u suprotno. Sada su svi, pa čak i moji roditelji, zadovoljni mojom odlukom da krenem na ovaj put i oprobam se u najrazličitijim poslovima”, zaključuje Den i ističe da na osnovu stečenog iskustva sada zna čime želi da se bavi, ali i čemu se više nikada ne bi posvetio.

“Bio sam barmen u Luizijani i to mi je najomiljeniji posao. Najmanje sam bio zadovoljan sobom kada sam hvatao jastoge. Nisam imao pojma da bolujem od morske bolesti, a i da jastozi tako jako štipaju”, rekao je Den.

On je dodao da bi najviše volio da bude nutricionista. Taj posao je radio punih sedam dana u Misisipiju gde je, kako je rekao, stekao životno iskustvo budući da u toj američkoj državi ima najviše gojaznih ljudi.

 

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Daniel Seddiqui (below in New York) is determined to work 50 jobs in 50 states in 50 weeks. He said he made the least amount of money, $100, working for the Amish, above.

Daniel Seddiqui (below in New York) is determined to work 50 jobs in 50 states in 50 weeks. He said he made the least amount of money, $100, working for the Amish, above.

He's the ultimate jack of all trades.

Daniel Seddiqui set out on a mission in September to work 50 jobs in 50 weeks in all 50 states.

It's week 42, and the determined young man is spending five days as an Internet marketer in New York City.

“I try to find jobs that relate to the culture of the state,” Seddiqui told the Daily News Wednesday from his office at Blueliner NY, a Web marketing agency on W. 35th St.

“I wanted to be a stockbroker on Wall Street, but the firms I talked to couldn't justify hiring me for a week with all the recent layoffs.”

Seddiqui's “Living the Map” project started 42 weeks ago when the 27-year-old college graduate realized he had no clue what to do with his life. He decided to try a little bit of everything with the hope that he'd find his true calling.

Since then, the University of Southern California graduate and economics major has worked for a week at a time as a crab chef in Maryland, coal miner in West Virginia, auto mechanic in Michigan, petroleum engineer in Texas, maple syrup processor in Vermont, golf caddie in South Carolina, border patrol agent in Arizona and many more.

Seddiqui hated his job as a performer at Universal Studios in Orlando, where they made him walk on stilts dressed like the king of Egypt.

“I was 12 feet up and it was hot,” he said. “I fell behind a popcorn stand – it was a long and slow fall.”

“The most brutal job was making cheese in Wisconsin,” he said. “It smells like dirty socks when you're trying to separate the curds from the whey.”

He enjoyed coaching high school football in Birmingham, Ala., where he “loved the city and the food,” and had fun as a TV weatherman in Cleveland.

Daniel Seddiqui (below in New York) is determined to work 50 jobs in 50 states in 50 weeks. He said he made the least amount of money, $100, working for the Amish, above.

Daniel Seddiqui (below in New York) is determined to work 50 jobs in 50 states in 50 weeks. He said he made the least amount of money, $100, working for the Amish, above.

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Seddiqui never imagined he would land a job marrying people in Las Vegas, or driving the limo after the reception.

He made the most money – $2,000 for the week – as a medical equipment manufacturer in Minnesota, and the least making wood furniture with the Amish in Pennsylvania. That paid just $100.

He's also had a “side project” over the weeks that has fulfilled him in ways work cannot.

“I'm dating as many women as I can along the way,” he said.

When asked how he feels about taking so many jobs from employers who like his gimmick while so many Americans can't find work to support themselves, Seddiqui said he's just better at finding work than the average guy.

“You have to be able to go out of your comfort zone and be sure of yourself and know that you're going to make things work out,” he said.

His advice to downtrodden American workers is to be better at networking, saying it's not what you know, it's who you know that will land you a job.

The irony is, Seddiqui has decided he's more interested in pulling elaborate stunts than anything else, and it's economically viable.

He's made about $60,000 – most of which he has saved because he always stays with friends or colleagues, and he drives from state to state.

He'll also cash in next year when the book he's writing about the adventure is published. And he's in talks to do a reality show on a similar stunt – 50 jobs in 50 weeks in 50 European cities.