Oyster Pirate by day, Author by night

Or as the subtitle of this post should be: Day jobs of the aspiring writer. 

I find myself, like many people, in miserable unemployment and a frustrating job search. My mind keeps coming back to those lists that pop-up now and again about strange day jobs of the now famous. Some of the more well-known are Kafka’s employment with an insurance company which could easily be seen as a great influence in his writing or Stephen King, who was inspired to write Carrie while working as a janitor at a high school. Below, I have collected some of the more amusing.

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