Job of a Tower Lantern Changer Would Pay a Whopping $125,666 but No One Wants to Take It up | “I Can’t Dare”
Are you bored with your job, dissatisfied with your current salary, or despise your boss? Here's a job opportunity for you that requires no 'extraordinary' skills but something you might have done a gazillion times at home. Changing a lightbulb. Yes, that's the job. Insane right? But, conditions apply.
Every job that sounds too good to be true comes with a 'hidden' challenge. So does this position. But what possible "catch" can changing a lightbulb entail? After all, why would an employer pay you a sum as large as $130000 for changing a lightbulb? A TikTok video shared by @science8888 claimed the role of a Tower Lantern Changer would earn you this hefty amount. However, despite such a massive pay scale, there's a shortage of "applicants" for this career. Alas, here's the catch. This is not the bulb you're used to changing.
The video explained, "This is not the regular lightbulb. Not everyone can do it, either. This is a special job for high altitude operations." "The job requires replacing lightbulbs for signal towers over 600 meters high." Woah! The job description also explained these towers are unlike those regular "straight-looking" ones we are used to. The video continued, "This (type of) signal tower is different from ordinary tall towers. In terms of appearance, it is built from a metal bracket - the higher the height, the thinner the bracket."
But hold your horses before you think all these challenges are worth the salary. The job is not for the faint-hearted either. In fact, applying for this job may pose a life risk. The video added, "And there are no protective measures. Climbers rely solely on a rope to protect them." Would you still take up this job? "As long as they don't pay attention and fall off, there's no doubt about death," informed the video. No wonder, the shortage of people to apply for this job. What's the point of earning this large sum when you won't live to spend it? LOL!
But let's understand what qualifications are needed to become a Tower Lantern Changer. The first condition is a no-brainer. The applicant must not be afraid of heights. So if you get a head spin on tall amusement rides, don't bother to apply for this job. The second condition to qualify for this is related to your physical fitness. "You need to have strong physical fitness as the job is not as easy as climbing the ladder at home. It needs to rely solely on manpower to climb up a height of 600 meters step-by-step." Slowly quitting the idea of applying, aren't you? Haha! The video further explained the time it takes to reach the top.
"It takes up to three hours for a professional person to climb from the ground to the top. This trip will take at least six hours. So, you need plenty of physical strength. And the highest wind speed at the top of the tower is nearly 100 kilometers and if you don't grab it firmly, you'll fall off." The internet was divided about this risky golden opportunity as one TikTok user, @frederickacker quipped, "Beautiful job?? Where do I apply???" Another user, @bizzykenya denied the idea, "Can never be me. I can't dare." LOL!