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They were all over Broadway this weekend, weren't they? I felt like I was in Redmond.

Posted by Dave | October 13, 2008 9:05 AM

I saw this kid and felt bad. These must be the worst jobs in the world. You do nothing but hold a sign and wave it all day long.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 13, 2008 9:14 AM

Was he making the sign move? Wackily?

In addition to feeling sympathetic for any sign-wielding corner jockey, I always think that if I were their employer I would be driving by every twenty minutes and yelling 'Try to wave the sign about 15% wackier -- we'll never auction these condos / Little Caesar's pizzas with mediocre wackiness!'

Posted by jackie treehorn | October 13, 2008 9:27 AM

@2, I think the Liberty Tax mascot is a worse job. Here, you stand on the side of the 2nd busiest road in the county wearing a costume of the Statue of Liberty...AND they have to wave signs.

Posted by Leslie N. | October 13, 2008 9:27 AM

That guy has one more job than I do right now.

Posted by sepiolida | October 13, 2008 9:28 AM

I felt pretty bad for the lady on Pine and Broadway. It's one thing to stand there while cars drive by. It's another to stand there while people surround you waiting for the crosswalk signal. Awkward!

Posted by Sir Learnsalot | October 13, 2008 9:35 AM

There are much worse jobs. For instance, I worked in the file room at Mutual of Omaha for two summers: two stories underground, a city block in size, and filled with row on row of yellow file cabinets. That was one of the worst jobs ever.

OTOH, My best job was selling popcorn at Rainier Square.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | October 13, 2008 9:35 AM

brilliant post

Posted by Nixor | October 13, 2008 9:38 AM

Not as badass as the two tweakers (one was superman, the other was a gorilla carrying his mask under his arm so you could see his last tooth) trying to drum up business for the halloween store.

Posted by W.T. Foxtrot | October 13, 2008 9:38 AM

Did you offer him a paid internship? Oh, you guys don't have those.

Posted by Nice! | October 13, 2008 9:42 AM

my two year old kid LOOOOVES the guy who dons costumes and waves signs on Airport Way S near Spokane St. we have come up with an entire backstory for the fellow and are always concerned for his well-being. the spider-man costume is the current favorite.


Posted by diggum | October 13, 2008 9:49 AM

How'd that auction go, by the way? A lot of people are interested in what the new market price for condos is these days.

Posted by Fnarf | October 13, 2008 9:55 AM

that guy had some moves! He wasn't even wearing any head phones, and was dancing around the corner of pine and broadway for hours.

Posted by aimee22 | October 13, 2008 9:59 AM

Those guys are making $13/hour and appeared to be having a lot of fun spinning the signs around.

I stopped by the information center to learn more. To save you from having to visit here's my write up on Seventeen07.

Posted by Matt | October 13, 2008 10:49 AM

Please, the same guy two months ago was spinning "New Condo Living Community" signs. I bet they even reused the cardboard.

Posted by K | October 13, 2008 11:15 AM

Reminds me of Flight of the Conchords. Good times!

Posted by blackhook | October 13, 2008 12:36 PM

The language of these signs hurts my brain.

Posted by Dougsf | October 13, 2008 12:45 PM

My Halloween costume last year was a sandwich-board guy, advertising the "LaMe Condominiums." I decided to actually work a few corners that day. I have never felt so ignored in all my life. Dancing around, pointing at drivers. They all just ignored me completely.

I made up some sandwich-board lingo too. This guy is working a "hand-job" (referring to his hand-held sign). Another category is GOB-Job (going-out-of-business), we should be seeing plenty of these soon.

Posted by Todd | October 13, 2008 12:56 PM

I talked to one by Seattle Community College, apparently the job is 'really awesome' and pays 'totally good' at 13 bucks an hour. I asked him how many college students would be buying up luxury homes and he started dancing.

Posted by Chris | October 13, 2008 12:59 PM

I used to do this on Jackson out in front of the train station. Paid 20 an hour (4 hrs a day, sat & sun) to listen to music and dance.

It was awesome making the quick big monies before my real job.

Posted by mo | October 13, 2008 7:34 PM

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