American on journey to try 50 jobs in 50 weeks in 50 States

June 8th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 8 (ANI): A man has embarked on an extraordinary journey across the US: to sample 50 careers in 50 States, over 50 weeks.Daniel Seddiqui is on his 37th job this week as he works as a gardener at Monticello. He has worked as a weather forecaster in Ohio, made cheese in Wisconsin, struggled as a mechanic in Michigan, and joined a pit crew at the Indy 500 track in Indiana.

All of it has been documented on his website, livingthemap.

The economics graduate started on his adventure after 40 failed job interviews.

He bought a second hand car and left his home near San Francisco in August last year, trying to secure employment on the road.

Seddiqui says that the purpose of his journey isn’t just to find a permanent job, but to highlight America’s cultural diversity.

“I’m choosing jobs which depict the culture or economy of the state and I’m also living the cultures of each state,” Sky News quoted him as saying.

“Families are hosting me for the week, so I eat the food they eat, I go to the events they do.

“I’m pretty sure most average Americans don’t know what each state has to offer, what they do and what their lifestyle entails.

“I’m trying to help people understand what America is really all about,” he added.

Seddiqui’s journey hasn’t been easy. He’s had to sleep in his car several nights and brave extremes of temperature.

He is getting several permanent job offers and a Hollywood production company is developing a movie about his adventures. (ANI)

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