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The Recession's 10 Most Outrageous Jobs Stories

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The Most Outrageous Jobs Stories

The Great Recession resulted in the loss of more than 8 million jobs and left a trail of devastation in its wake, but for some, the downturn offered new opportunities.

From the ashes rose creativity, powered by desperation and hope, the likes of which hasn’t been seen in decades.

These were the stories chronicled in the Pony blogthat shot through dark clouds and made us smile – and sometimes even laugh out loud.

There was the guy who created his own six-figure job – SIX FIGURES! – mid-recession. And the kicker is – that job was wearing T-shirts for a living. Then, there was the company that laid off so many employees, they had to place an ad for “fake employees” to make the office look bustling when the clients visited.

And who could forget the elephant car wash, or that time we painted the lawn with green spray paint. We laughed, we cried. It was much better than “Cats.”

So, what were the 10 most outrageous jobs stories of the recession? Click ahead to find out!

By Cindy Perman
Posted 31 March 2010

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