11 Archaic Jobs That Don’t Exist Anymore

People complain now about the advent of new technology displacing workers from their jobs, and while it’s reasonable to worry that a robot might replace you, the job market changing is something that has always happened. Bad news for anyone who apprenticed as a knocker-upper, but good news for progress! Thanks to the folks over at 9GAG, we have an awesome list of eleven archaic jobs that pretty much don’t exist anymore. Some areas do still have milkmen, but even this practice is dying out! Take a look at these now-defunct jobs and see how people used to live!

It must have been so tedious to watch everyone have fun whilst having to keep resetting the pins!

bowling alley pinsetter
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But how did the human alarm clocks ensure they were up in time?

human alarm clocks knocker uppers
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We bet there were a lot of accidents surrounding this job.

ice cutters
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Wow! What an interesting set up…

pre radar listener for enemy aircraft
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Well done to these people for risking getting sick to help others!

rat catchers
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We wonder how many lamps the workers could light in a shift?

lamp lighter job
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No one likes spoiled milk!

milkman job
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These workers must have been super strong.

log driver job
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Time for these employees probably flew by as they were so busy!

switchboard operator job
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Grave digging would definitely not have been for us! Creepy.

resurrectionist job
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We can see why this was done. A pretty good idea if you ask us!

lector who entertained factory workers
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