We’ve seen a wide range of odd jobs, from celebrity joint rollers to expert sleepers. Now there’s a new one on the list: ‘professional queuer.’ Yup, that’s right. Don’t we hate standing in long queues? But imagine someone paying you to stand in the line. Seems like a good idea right? A man has made a living as a professional queuer, waiting in line for wealthy people. For standing in line for other people, Freddie Beckitt charges £20 an hour.
He claims that as a Londoner, it comes naturally to him. And that he has “fine-tuned” queueing. The 31-year-old can earn up to £160 on a good day, but he’ll need saintly patience because he’ll be standing in line for eight hours, rarely moving. Freddie, from Fulham, stated that his favorite jobs include queuing for tickets to popular events, such as Apollo plays, for customers who are wealthy but short on time.
He continues to stay the busiest during summer when big events and exhibitions are on in London. “I worked eight hours for a job queuing for the V&A’s Christian Dior exhibition for some very well-to-do people around their mid-sixties,” he told The Sun. “The actual queuing was just three hours but they asked me to collect their tickets too and wait for them to arrive, so I just had hours perusing the V&A museum being paid £20 an hour, it was great,” he added.
Beckitt also documents his skills on Taskrabbit as somebody who does pet sitting, packing, errands, and gardening services. He understands how to get the best deal. He acknowledges he can’t charge more than £20 per hour for labor that requires little talent or even hard work.