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Some guys might think that the best job on earth would be to watch adult videos all day and get paid for it. Well, the good news is, there really are such jobs out there. The bad news is, these jobs might not be as fun and easy as you think.

At 59 years old, Chunqi Liu has been working as a professional “porn identification officer” for five years, assisting police investigations on cases involving illegal distribution and possession of pornographic materials in China. He has seen over 600,000 adult videos to date. That averages out to about 329 videos per day! Does that sound like an awesome job to you? He says it makes him throw up.

Some of you might be wondering what exactly a “porn identification officer” does. As mentioned previously, the main purpose of their job is to support the police in investigating cases involving possession and distribution of pornographic materials, which is illegal in China. Their job not only requires them to watch and check videos suspected to be of pornographic nature, they also need to categorize the videos, mainly under three categories – “porn”, “erotic”, and “other”. So it’s not as simple as just watching the videos, there is a certain skill set and professional knowledge required to handle this task.

On top of that, “porn identification officers” are not allowed to choose or reject materials of any genre or from any country. They have to meticulously go through every single piece of evidence handed to them, and thoroughly check the contents of each disk in case there are some vendors attempting to pass the illegal goods off as normal videos by adding in clips of regular movies at the start of the playlist.

Due to the… erm, stimulating nature of the job, older adults who are more composed and psychologically strong are usually preferred for this position. Mr. Liu was a law enforcer before getting transferred to this position due to the organization’s demand for such professionals, and also because of his age. He initially had much trouble accepting his new job, but his chief officer persuaded him into staying in the position.

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Mr. Liu initially kept his job transfer from his wife, too embarrassed to tell her what he was doing at work. The cat eventually got out of the bag when his wife called him while he was at work one day, and heard suspicious moaning and groaning sounds in the background. Thinking that her husband was cheating on her, Mrs. Liu brought the matter up to her mother-in-law. Realizing that he could no longer keep things under wraps, Mr. Liu finally spilled the beans, telling his family about his change of job scope from being a police officer to a “porn identification officer”. It took a while for his family to accept the nature of his job, but they have now come to terms with Mr. Liu’s profession.

Though it may seem like the best job on earth to some, Mr. Liu emphasizes that being a “porn identification officer” is not as easy and pleasant as it seems. He has been through times when he worked 20 days consecutively watching video after video, leaving him exhausted and sick to the stomach. Losing his appetite and throwing up after watching those videos has happened to him one too many times.

Well, as the saying goes, there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch. Every trade has its fair share of sweat and tears, and there are unknown everyday heroes in every profession. Not everyone is lucky enough to have a job that allows them to do what they love, but as long as you learn to take pride in what you do, people are bound to appreciate you for doing your job, right? Unless…what you’re doing is against the law, then perhaps you might want to start looking for a new job.

Source: ETtoday
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