When you drove around these days, you will often find someone standing around the corner of the street holding a Store Closing Sale sign or Clearance Sale sign, sometimes, these guys wore signs at the front and back of their body and waiving at the cars crossing by. In areas like Seattle where it rains a lot, you would still see these people standing in the rain to lure customers.
It is a tough job I must say, there could be sunburn or heavy rain, or wind that blows a lot of dust, in addition to breathing the exhaust gas from the cars.
So, you would think this job would be higher pay right? Nope. It is a job that doesn't require any skillset, thus, it is quite low-pay. The official title of this job is "Human Billboard Sign Holder". They are paid in cash typically, say, $8 or $10/hour.
Here is one job ad I found on the Internet:
xxxx, a premier nationwide job search portal, needs human billboard advertiser ...will work with your schedule, 2-3 hours at a time to stand at busy intersections. $8/hr cash.
1. JC 2012-09-17 13:41
As a related hourly rate info, here is what people at WalMart and Whole Food's earn currently.
Retail employees at Walmart make about $12 an hour.
Whole Foods' "Team Members" employees make an average of $15 an hour. The majority of them also get benefits and stock options, which many retail employees don't.