When times are tough, it's comforting to know you can always get a nice, cushy government job. And at the City and County of Denver, this can mean earning $28 an hour as a yoga teacher.
Yes, Denver is currently advertising for a long list of jobs, including an "on-call fitness instructors" to teach yoga or pilates at various city rec centers. Or, if that's not your thing, you could try teaching Latin step aerobics or kickboxing classes to employees at the Wellington Webb building. Mmm, can't you just smell the sweat now, as your favorite parking-ticket lady perfects her merengue moves?
If you prefer more CSI-style tasks, the police department is looking for a crime analyst in its gang bureau, someone trained to track "gang trends, develop resource allocation recommendations, and develop strategies and tactics that improve the Unit's effectiveness." We're not sure what that means, but you can earn $73,000 a year for your efforts.
Finally, if nothing else appeals, you can always be an unpaid PR intern in Mayor Hickenlooper's office, and learn how to spin for free. Ain't this country grand? --Lisa Rab
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