Well, here's a job you don't see in the paper. There is a gentleman in San Francisco who advertises himself as a "commute helper". He stands at the entrance to the jammed freeway and holds up a sign, "Traffic is bad. Spend 2 hours or pay me $10 and get there in 20 minutes
". People pick him up, pay his modest fee, and bypass the traffic via use of the carpool lane. He states he makes between $20 to $30 during the morning rush and nearly double the amount in the evening. He's actually been able to double his rates when there's major construction or an accident on the roads.
Uh, what's his phone number?
[Source: Personal Finance Advice
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