Need a Job? He's Got 50!

A man tries to get 50 jobs in 50 states through the course of the year

By Caitlin Millat
|  Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009  |  Updated 1:15 PM EDT
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Need a Job? He's Got 50!

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This job seeker isn't just looking for one gig - he wants 50!

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Laid-off workers, you've got someone to hate: this guy's taking all your jobs.

Workaholic Daniel Seddiqui is attempting to secure 50 jobs in 50 states, each job in the region's major economic industry, Fox News reports.

Seddiqui, 26, will hold each job for one week - and after that, he's on to the next state.

Since starting in September, Seddiqui has held 23 positions. He's been a shot-gun wedding planner in Las Vegas, a logger in Oregon, and a corn farmer in Nebraska. The University of Southern California graduate spent last week as a Cheesehead, making Cheddar in Wisconsin.

Seddiqui said the cross-country job journey wasn't about making headlines, but about learning more about careers, people and industries nationwide by "living the map."

His hardest task came while he worked at a meatpacking factory in Kansas, where he was told to slaughter a cow with a rifle. The economics major, who graduated with a 3.7 grade point average, couldn't stomach it.

Seddiqui finds each job through Google or friends-of-friends, and applies to each three to four months in advance. He's paying his own health insurance while he's on the road, since no week-long job will give him benefits.

Over the next few weeks, the man with a resume a mile long will work as a meteorologist in Cleveland and a surfing instructor in Hawaii. But his biggest fear? His West Virginia gig.

"I'll be a coal miner. That'll be a little scary," he told Fox News. "I'm not looking forward to that one at all."

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