This is the best job for lazy people, according to Reddit

Responses ranged from part-time summer jobs like being a lifeguard to being a toll booth worker but security worker seemed to come out on top.

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Lazy people need jobs, too.

Finding the right job to match your drive might be difficult, but Reddit users chimed in on a discussion surrounded around the best job for a lazy person.


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Responses ranged from part-time summer jobs like being a lifeguard to being a toll booth worker, but many pointed toward being a security guard as one of the best jobs for lazy people.

User DoubleYukie said they worked as a part-time security guard on weekends at a trucking company which was conveniently closed on weekends. The user claimed to work 12-hour days patrolling a small wing of property every hour. That allowed him to purchase a portable DVD player and watch “every DVD I had.”

“When I did security I had to do an activity report for every half hour and it couldn’t be the same,” claimed user deleted_old_account. “I got very good at saying, ‘I walked in a circle in a dirt lot and nothing happened’ over and over in different ways.”

Security positions were a common theme in the thread. One user said a good job for the lazy was to be an attendant at a museum who guards art.

“I had this job at a fairly popular museum,” user Potato_Quesodilla said. “My duties included clicking a counter every time someone came in and telling them not to touch the art. I wanted to basically die after a while.”

User soulfister said a backstage doorman at a theater was another job that allowed them to watch and read whatever they wanted.

“I’m a backstage doorman at a Broadway theater,” the user said. “I sit around watching Netflix and Hulu and all that shit all day, if I’m feeling ambitious I’ll read a book or write some standup material. It’s a pretty sweet gig and perfect for the laziest of people.”

Other users said being a copy editor was a viable lazy job because it allows you to work from home and on your own schedule while others said being a system analyst was another option.

CareetAddict rounded up the 25 best jobs for lazy people, in case that’s your thing. These low-stress jobs surprisingly could come with a big paycheck, which includes being a hotel tester (up to $120 per day) or becoming a professional cuddler (up to $80 per day).


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Kyle Schnitzer|is a reporter for Ladders and can be reached at kschnitzer@theladders.com.