Thus it should come as no surprise that a tipster of ours in a sizeable city in Mitteleuropa told us that when applying for a position (that had nothing to do with design work) at a well-known company one of the tasks he was asked to perform — along with a half-dozen other applicants assembled in a room — was to draw a pig.
Yesterday while watching the Australian Grand Prix it dawned on me that the job in which a person can make the most amount of money in relation the amount of time actually worked.
A Formula One pit crew worker.
An average pit stop is over and done with in five seconds, ten at the most. A overly liberal estimate would be that a driver makes four pit stops in a race. So that’s 40 seconds of work multiplied by 19 races for a total of 12 minutes and 40 seconds worth of work in a year – assuming a driver finishes each race.
So, even if a pit crew member is paid on the lower end of the salary scale, say $30,000 a year, it still means he is getting $30,000 for 12 minutes and 40 seconds worth of work each year.
And he gets to travel all over the world on top of it.