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10 Jobs That Don’t Exist Anymore Thanks To Technology

on March 12, 2014

98.5 WNCX

Who even remembers half of these jobs existing – and that comes from us, the old guys. If you’re searching for a new job you’re spending more of your time on LinkedIn (so our kids tell us) than scanning your local paper’s Help Wanted ads.

Here are 10 jobs that don’t even exist anymore. Keep on listening to NCX – we don’t want to add “radio disc jockey” as #15.

1. Newspaper Reader

Factories used to hire guys to stand on a step ladder and read the newspaper, books and magazines out loud to factory workers to keep them entertained during the day.


Before the alarm clock was invented, people needed someone to come and wake them up on time. Enter the knocker-up, who came by your bedroom window with a big long pole and whacked your sill until you got up for the day.

3. Rat Catcher

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