Most new grads don't make that much right out of college, let alone for testing sex toys.
Yes, that's a real job, which Paige Gregory, a recent graduate of JMC Academy in Australia, landed at online sex-toy company Lovehoney right out of college.
The quality-assurance role started as a part-time position, but the 22-year-old quickly excelled and was offered the gig full-time — with a take-home between $60,000 and $70,000 (double what I made when I first graduated from college!).
And the ~$70,000 doesn't even include the Lovehoney merchandise she gets to bring home on a regular basis.
"It’s such a friendly team, I love it," Gregory told News.com.au of working at Lovehoney. "And the free goodies are obviously a bonus," she added.
The interesting thing is that Gregory originally applied for the job "as a bit of a joke," but when she started working there she quickly realized how great a job it actually is. She uses a three-criteria checklist to make sure each product meets top standards: Each toy has to be high-quality, quiet (i.e., discreet), and waterproof.
For the record, her role isn't just testing out the products; it also involves writing reviews, and responding to customer inquiries that they have about their own Lovehoney products.
Gregory loves helping people find the right toy for them, she said, but also wants to change stigmas around sex-toy usage — that it's considered dirty, slutty, or reserved for porn.
"Sex toys still have this taboo," she told News.com.au. "Some people still associate them with porn, but it’s so much more than that."